In Rolex’s lineup, the young Sky-Dweller has been one of the most interesting collection. This is a luxury travel watch and also one of the most complicated Rolex watches. The Rolex Sky-Dweller and Yacht-Master II are two of the most complicated watches from this brand. Next, we take a look at how this young collection has changed since its birth in 2012.
Sky-Dweller Born – 2012
Sky-Dweller made its debut in 2012, and back then, it was the most anticipated and curious watch of all. Even before its release, everyone got word that Rolex would be launching a brand new collection this year. Everyone was guessing what the watch would be like, but the day they actually saw it, everyone was pleasantly surprised. Because everyone only guessed that it was a pilot’s watch.
The Sky-Dweller is a bit like the Day-Date because of the polished fluted bezel and only available in precious metals. Surprisingly this watch is so complex that it has both dual time zone and annual calendar functions. The design of the dial is also quite interesting. The strange off-centered disc shows the second time zone and the small rectangular hole above each hour is the month. The unique complications and unexpected design make it immediately one of the most popular Rolex watches.
In the first year, Rolex released a total of three Sky-Dweller watches. Rolex Sky-Dweller 326938 made of yellow gold, Rolex Sky-Dweller 26939 made of white gold, Rolex Sky-Dweller 326135 made of Rose gold with a brown leather strap. These AAA replica watches used Arabic or Roman hour markers and the color of the off-centered circle did not match the color of the dial. In addition, they all use a black colored indicator for the annual calendar.
In 2014, Rolex also released three Sky-Dweller watches. The Sky-Dweller watches released this year complemented the three watches from 2012. Rolex added leather straps to the Yellow Gold and White Gold Sky-Dwellers, which were only available with the Oyster bracelet option. Conversely, the Rose Gold Sky-Dweller, which is only available with a leather strap, has an Oyster bracelet option. Of course, one other detail that has changed is that the small rectangular hole for the annual calendar has been changed from black to red.
The two new AAA Sky-Dweller watches released in 2017 are another surprise, as they are more approachable. Rolex has combined 904L stainless steel into these two new watches, thus significantly reducing their actual price. The first two-tone watch is the replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933. This watch is also known as the “Yellow Rolesor” because it is made of yellow gold and 904L stainless steel. We can see a stainless steel Oyster case, polished yellow gold fluted bezel, yellow gold winding crown, and an Oyster bracelet with polished yellow gold center links and brushed stainless steel end links.
The second replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934 is also a two-tone watch, made of white gold and 904L stainless steel, and is called “White Rolesor”. However, this watch uses more stainless steel. Except for the fluted bezel, which is made of white gold, the rest of the watch is made of 904L steel. So ref.326934 is the cheapest Sky-Dweller watch to date, and the fact that the Rolex Sky-Dweller 326934 comes with a beautiful blue dial for the first time makes this steel Sky-Dweller 326934 the most popular Sky-Dweller watches.
In addition to the addition of a new dial color, the design inside the dial has also been updated. The most obvious change is that the Roman or Arabic hour markers have all been replaced with slender stick-shaped hour markers. This also resulted in a smaller aperture for the annual calendar above the hour markers, more like a square than a rectangle. In addition, the color of the off-centered bezel has changed and now matches the color of the dial. Overall, the new dial looks cleaner and more comfortable.
For 2020, Rolex removed all leather straps within the collection, but added the Oysterflex bracelet for the first time. The Yellow Gold and Rose Gold Sky-Dweller can now be found on the Oysterflex bracelet. The latest models are the fake Rolex Sky-Dweller 326238 Yellow Gold and the fake Rolex Sky-Dweller 326235 Rose Gold. If you would like to learn more about the 2020 Rolex Sky-Dweller Replica With Oysterflex Bracelet, please click here.
What hasn’t changed From 2012 To 2020?
It’s only been 8 years since the Rolex Sky-Dweller was born, and while some details have changed, there are still many details that remain the same as the first Sky-Dweller watch.
- Same case size. The case diameter of all Rolex Sky-Dweller watches has remained the same at 42mm, and the water resistance of the Oyster case has remained the same at 100M. In addition, the bezel has remained the same with a polished fluted bezel, not replaced by a semi-circular bezel or a ceramic bezel.
- Same Caliber. The movement of the Rolex Sky-Dweller watches has not been upgraded either. This is, of course, to be expected. Because upgrading a movement is not an easy task, not to mention that the Caliber 9001 movement is already quite good. The NO.3135 movement in Submariner Date watches has been in use for 32 years, from 1988 to 2020.
- Same clasp and same extension system. Although Rolex Sky-Dweller watches have been matched with Oyster bracelets, leather straps and Oysterflex bracelets, the clasp on the bracelet or strap has not changed, it is always the classic folding Oysterclasp. And there is a practical Easylink extension system inside the clasp, so it can adjust larger or smaller by 5mm without the need for tools.
Despite its short history, the Sky-Dweller has quickly become one of the brand’s most sought-after watches. Every Sky-Dweller watch is undoubtedly a beautiful watch, but it is also quite expensive. If you want to experience this fun-filled Rolex watch, you can totally buy a high quality AAA Rolex Sky-Dweller watch for $180.