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The Rolex Sky-Dweller is a Testament to Form

By Adrian Prisca


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Since the time that Rolex was awarded the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Perfections in 1914, the company’s relentless pursuit of accuracy and beauty has garnered praise the world over.  The 2012 collection introduced the world to Rolex’s latest interpretation of perfection, the Sky-Dweller.

The Rolex Sky-Dweller is designed for those who are hopping time zones and need to be punctual no matter what they run into.  The innovative design of the Sky-Dweller allows the user to set the local time easily, even allowing the hour hand to jump in one hour increments while the minute and second hand remain motionless.

In addition, the home reference time is displayed elegantly on an interior dial of the watch that displays the full 24 hour day with a distinguished red triangle design that denotes the current hour.  Thisenables travelers to continually know what time it is at home and what time it is in their current geographic location.  All of this is displayed seamlessly on the beautiful analog dial.

The Rolex Sky-Dweller’s functionality is controlled effortlessly with the bezel, which allows the user to choose between three setting modes; date, local time or reference time.  After the bezel has been set to the correct location, the crown can be twisted forward or backward in order to make the correct settings.

Underneath the external beauty of this watch is a complex and sophisticated gearing system called the Calibre 9001, which is of course a certified Swiss chronometer.  This design allows for the watch to be self-winding, based on the movements of the user and resilient because of the shock absorbers and underlying supports that the whole system has imbedded within.

Since this watch and its’ wearer could be traversing the international dateline, Rolex created a system called Saros, which is a Greek term defined as the alignment of the earth, moon and sun.  Utilizing this idea, Rolex engineers created a gearing system in the watch that allows for an extremely accurate annual calendar.  In fact, because of this system the watch can compensate for months that have 31days and the occasions when some have only 30.  This system of gears operates as seamlessly as the jeweled movement in the watch itself.

The Rolex Sky-Dweller is a testament to form and function that can be worn on travels around the globe.  This finely engineered watch offers the wearer an incredibly accurate and beautiful time piece that can take on just about any adventure you care to have.

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About Adrian Prisca

Founder of Luxatic and countless other projects, Adrian has shaped this website into a go-to source for discerning readers looking for the latest in luxury products and experiences. He has over 15 years of experience in creating, managing and publishing lifestyle content across numerous platforms and he’s considered a leading voice in the luxury industry. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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