The Rolex Sky-Dweller is the most complex movement that Rolex has ever produced. A technological masterpiece, the Rolex Sky-Dweller provides the global traveler everything they need to keep track of time at a glance.
Introduced in 2012 the Rolex Sky-Dweller is a revolutionary design and a compelling timepiece that perfectly blends mechanical sophistication and ease of use.
What makes the Rolex Sky-Dweller so unique is the implementation of a perpetual calendar.
Perpetual Calendar | The 9001 movement
The Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Introduced in 2012, it is one of the most complex calibres ever created by Rolex watchmakers. Nonetheless, it is engineered to ensure simplicity of use: a selector wheel on the outside edge of the 9001 ensures the interaction of the movement and the bezel of the watch to set the Sky-Dweller’s functions. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 9001 is a certified Swiss Chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
Rolex Sky-Dweller | Dual Time Zone
The two time zones are displayed simultaneously. Local time is indicated by the conventional center hour, minute and seconds hands. It can be set quickly and easily by means of a mechanism that allows the hour hand to be adjusted independently in one-hour increments both forwards and backwards. Neither the minute and seconds nor the reference time in the second time are affected. And, since the watch is not stopped accuracy is preserved. Reference time in the travelers’ usual place of residence or work is read on a rotating off-center disc. A fixed inverted red triangle points to the wearer’s chosen reference time. The disc’s 24-hour display allows travelers to clearly distinguish daytime hours from nighttime hours in the distant time zone (for example 10 p.m. versus 10 a.m.). The date change is linked to local time and occurs within a few milliseconds at midnight. So the date displayed in the aperture is always the current date in the wearer’s local time zone.
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