We don’t usually go into the details of a watch's functions. It’s pretty common knowledge that to earn a space on our site, a watch must be a technical and artistic masterpiece. But, for Rolex’s Sky-Dweller, we really have to make an exception. Because, ever since its launch in 2012, the Sky-Dweller has revolutionised timekeeping for globetrotters in every way.
The celebrated off-centre disc displays a second time zone - the “reference time”. This is set to the local time of the wearer’s home and is indicated via the fixed red triangle below the Rolex logo on the watch face. Its 24 hour display prevents confusion between daytime and nighttime hours, meaning the wearer is always able to check their reference time at a glimpse.
Local time is displayed on the conventional larger dial. With hour, minute and seconds hands. A mechanism allows the wearer to set this hour hand forwards or backwards by one hour increments. Without having to stop the watch, and without affecting the minutes and seconds, or the reference dial, preserving the accuracy.
An instantaneous annual calendar displays the date at the 3 o’clock. Linked to the local time, the date changes within milliseconds of midnight and only needs setting once a year, on the 1st of March. Months are shown via a deep red marker in one of 12 windows sitting adjacent to the hour markers.
And for supreme convenience, all these incredible features can be set by the wearer via the rotatable Ring Command bezel. Comprised of 60 components, this bezel can be turned to three alternate positions: date; local time; reference time. Using the winding crown, the selected function can then be amended swiftly in either direction.
- Model: 326934-0003
- Size: 42mm
- Case Material: Steel
- Bracelet Material: Steel
- Dial Colour: Blue
- Year: 2019
- Warranty: Manufacturer 5 Year Warranty