The flyback chronograph is activated by pushing the pusher at 4 o’clock while the chronograph is running, enabling you to quickly time a new event without having to stop and reset the chronograph, saving you precious seconds. The Travel Time function displays two time zones using two hour hands, a solid one for the local time and a pierced one for home time. It’s easy to change the time by using the pushers at 9 o’clock. Day and night are indicated with Local and Home apertures at 3 and 9 o’clock. If you’re not traveling, you can set them to the same time zone and the pierced hand will disappear behind the solid hand, giving you a cleaner look. It is powered by the automatic chronograph movement Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches
The Sky-Dweller has an air of ultimate luxury to it. It’s the most complicated watch Rolex offers, boasting a combination GMT function and annual calendar, all controlled by just the crown and the bezel. And in precious metals, it’s one of Rolex’s top-of-the-line offerings to boot.
Since its introduction in 2012, the watch has been rendered in yellow gold, Everose gold, Oystersteel and yellow gold, and even Oystersteel and white gold. It’s come on an Oyster bracelet with polished center links as well as an Oysterflex bracelet, a bracelet that presents as a rubber strap, but is classified as a bracelet for the flexible metal blade underneath the elastomeric over-molding.
And now, for 2021, the Sky-Dweller gets the option of a Jubilee bracelet on the Oystersteel and white-gold variant as well as the Rolesor variant. The Jubilee is often cited as a more luxurious alternative to the steadfast oyster bracelet, so it’s a move that just feels natural. Introduced in 1945 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rolex, it’s a five-link design instead of the popular Oyster bracelet’s three-link design. The additional links create more surface area to catch light, and on modern jubilee bracelets, the center links are polished enough to reflect a large amount of it, attracting the eye and elevating the bracelet itself to the status of jewelry. Is there a more fitting model in the modern Rolex lineup to receive a Jubilee? Not in my book. Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches
The Sky-Dweller comes in various metals and strap and bracelet configurations. All are sized at 42mm with a screw-down caseback, a 100m water resistant Oyster case, and a synthetic, scratch-resistant crystal with cyclops date window. Movement, Rolex in-house caliber 9001 with center seconds, minutes, and hours; independently settable hour hand and home-time indication by 24-hour ring; annual calendar. Setting via the crown, controlled by Ring Command bezel, with 72-hour power reserve. The jubilee bracelet is now available on the Oystersteel/White Gold and Rolesor models. Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches
If the GMT-Master was designed for those sitting in the front of a jet, then the Sky-Dweller was definitely meant for those sitting in the back. 2021 could be a jubilee year for passengers and air travel again after more than a year of confinements, lock-downs and closed borders.
So why not celebrate with a new bracelet. The Sky-Dweller case hasn’t changed and still houses one of the most complicated movements from the brand.
Still, this is the first time Rolex will give customers the option to wear a Sky-Dweller on Jubilee. Last September, Rolex released the Oysterflex bracelet for the Sky-Dweller in yellow gold and Everose. The Sky-Dweller line is also offered on an Oyster bracelet.
While the BLNR just got Oystered this year, the other watch that keeps track of time across the world is being Jubileed. The size remains the same for the Sky-Dweller. At 42mm, it looks like a Datejust that has been to the gym and is ready to leave the boardroom to show off its beach bod to the world. Let’s travel!