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COMPARISON: Rolex Sky-Dweller VS Rolex Day-Date from Replica Watch

Use this comprehensive comparison to find out which one of these two replica watches is best for you.

We are constantly asked questions about the differences between different types of watches from the most popular luxury watch brands as well as the differences between certain watches within a specific brand. Our various watch comparisons are made to enable you to make an educated and informed purchase decision about a watch by putting the information objectively in an easy to read format.

Finding a good looking Rolex doesn’t involve much research. The key is to find a model that can compliment and possibly enhance your existing way of life. That takes a little research.

The two Rolex wristwatches that we will compare today are the Rolex Sky-Dweller 42mm VS the Rolex Day-Date 40mm. At a glance, these watches look slightly similar but in fact, they are very different. Below is a summary of the things that these two watches have in common and the pros and cons describing the features that make each one unique. For your convenience, you can use the buttons below to view the two collections now. Otherwise, proceed with the comparison below.

Common Features
Both of these Rolex watches have a fluted bezel.
Impressive power reserve, the Day-Date at approx. 70 hours and the Sky-Dweller has a 2-hour advantage at 72 hours.
Date function/complication.
Available in the following precious metals: 18kt Yellow Gold, 18kt Everose (Rolex’s proprietary version of rose gold), and  18kt White Gold. The Day-Date even has a few models in Platinum.
Rolex patented “Triplock” crown which locks the crown down to the Oyster case as tight as a submarine hatch.
Cyclopse Date magnifier, a distinctly Rolex feature.
Water resistance of 100m/330ft

The most impressive feature of the Rolex Sky-Dweller is the added complications. The difference in the Rolex Sky-Sweller is that it has 3 complications; a Date function, an Annual Calendar, and a Dual Time Zone / GMT. While the Rolex Day-Date only has a Day-Date function. The Sky-Dweller was made for world travelers who need to easily keep track of two time zones and make changes to the time when entering different zones with the push of a button. It contains between 11 and 14 different patented technologies depending on the model. See the pros & cons.

Power Reserve
The Sky-Dweller has a slightly better power reserve of 72 hours compared to the Day-Date’s 70 hours.
GMT / Dual Time Zone Complication
Possibly why it’s called sky-dweller. People that fly a lot will often buy watches with this feature.
Annual Calendar Function
The Saros Annual Calendar displays the month through a small window above the hour numerals.
Ring Command Bezel
The Sky-Dweller features a unique bezel. The bezel is instrumental in setting the time, date/month and dual time zone. Rotating the bezel to a specific position of a watch function allows changes to be made to that function via the crown.

Price Tag
There’s a slightly higher price tag for an entry level Sky-Dweller
Material Options
Not available in platinum like the Day-Date
Size and Style Options
The Sky-Dweller series has fewer styles & sizes available compared the Day-Date collection
Less Bling
The Day-Date collection has many models that are dripping with sparkling diamonds if you’re looking for that over-the-top bling look. The Sky-Dweller doesn’t

The Day-Date is not as complicated a timepiece as the Sky-Dweller. It has many styles and is very popular. However, it doesn’t offer a GMT function which allows you to display the time in two different time zones. It is a dressy watch and has some higher end models that feature Rolex’s Ice Blue dial which is only available on Platinum Rolexes.

Price Tag
Slightly Lower Price Tag for an entry level Day-Date watch compared to the Sky-Dweller
Day Function
The Day-Date has a function that shows the day of the week at the 12 o’clock position
Dial Options
The Day-Date has many watches with the new innovative dial that has a patterned motif giving the dial a unique textured look.
More Choices of Colors & Materials including many models that incorporate diamonds into the design.

Power Reserve
The Day-Date’s power reserve (how long the watch will run on a full wind when not worn) is 2 hours less than the Sky-Dweller. While this is not a huge difference it needs to be noted.
The Day-Date has a fixed fluted (wave pattern) bezel which doesn’t move whereas the Sky Dweller has a bi-directional bezel with added functionality.

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Replia Rolex Day-Date 40mm White Gold Meteorite Review

This white gold 40mm Rolex Day-Date is out of this world. Join us as we review the Rolex Day-Date 40mm Meteorite reference # m228239-0055 228239.  

A meteorite is rare. These meteorite dial Replica Rolex watches are also hard to come by. Reserved for only some of their finest watches, Rolex features certain models with a dial hewn from a genuine meteorite. Let’s get a close encounter with one of these, shall we?

Rolex Day-Date 40mm White Gold Meteorite Review

A detailed review of Rolex reference # m228239-0055 AKA model # 228239 Meteorite Baguette


Fake Rolex watches are known for having extraordinary dials but the look and texture on these extraterrestrial meteorite dials look literally out of this world. Rolex has a history of pairing some of their most famous and noteworthy watch collections with rare materials and these dials can only be found on Platinum or 18kt gold watches.

Most meteorites are usually made of either space rock or are pieces of a planetary core that eventually found their way into our orbit and drawn down to earth from our planet’s gravitational pull. Most meteorites also look like a plain old rock so where did they find meteorites that look so appealing?  To answer this, we’ll go back almost two hundred years to a point in history where a Captain J.E. Alexander reported what is categorized as a Class IVA meteorite known as the “Gibeon” Meteorite in Namaqualand, Namibia.  An 11.25” x 8.75” x 0.25” thick slice of the Gibeon meteorite sold at Christie’s for $11,875 USD. This can hopefully give you some context of the value.

It is believed that the “Gibeon” Meteorite was part of a planetary core and has that unique crystalline crosshatch pattern which is essentially comprised of crystallized iron and nickel. This pattern can only be seen on the inside once the meteorite is sliced. This pattern is also known as the Widmanstättenpattern or Thomson structure (which may be easier to pronounce). These patterns are usually found in octahedrite iron meteorites and some pallasites. This pattern won’t appear in iron ores from planet Earth.

Whatever remains of the 26,000 KG of the Gibeon Meteorite that was found along the Great Fish River in Namibia is now under the protection of the Namibian government. Luckily, Rolex managed to procure some of this interstellar material before these protective laws were put into place.

This exquisite meteorite dial features 18kt white gold hands and baguette diamond index hour markers. The curved day indicator window is above the polished Rolex logo at the 12 o’clock position with a cyclops magnifier fused to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to enhance the visibility of the date window at the 3 o’clock position. The day and date switch instantly at midnight, unlike many other watches where it gradually changes.


The 18kt white gold case measures 40mm in diameter (47.4mm from one lug to lug) with a 12mm case thickness. Rolex has its own foundries which allow them to cast the most exquisite alloys for their gold. Ensuring maximum luster. They use their own in-house laboratories to inspect every piece of metal they obtain to ensure maximum purity using next-generation equipment. This conjures up the popular adage: “If you want to make sure it’s done right; you need to do it yourself!”.

The case features an 18Kt white gold Twinlock crown and a fluted bezel, one of the most distinguishably ‘Rolex’ features with its wavy design. It is instantaneously recognizable and very dapper. This signature Rolex feature creates a medley of light and shadows when lights it hits the gold fluted bezel. Originally this was more of a functional design element used for gripping a rotating bezel. However, over time, this has become a premium esthetic feature on some of the more prized Rolex collections and only found in gold even on a fixed (non-rotating) bezel such as this one.


The in-house self-winding caliber that is powering this magnificent timepiece is the Rolex caliber 3255 automatic movement. It has an impressive power reserve of approximately 70 hours and oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. This 31-jewel movement features a blue paramagnetic   Parachrom hairspring and is further protected with Rolex’s proprietary Paraflex shock absorbers.

The 3255 caliber is both a COSC Certified Chronometer and a Superlative Chronometer. This means that first the movement was sent to a third party laboratory at COSC and received its Chronometer status, a prestigious precision pedigree attesting to its accuracy of -4/+6 seconds of deviation per day. Then the caliber is then sent back to Rolex where it is cased and regulated further until it reached an accuracy rating of no less than an astonishing -2/+2 seconds per day. The bottom line is that it is a highly accurate mechanical caliber.


Just like the case, the President bracelet is constructed of 18kt white gold and looks exquisite. Its links have a semi-circular shape and use a brushed finish on the outer links and a polished finish on the inner links. When fully linked, it can accommodate wrists with a wrist size of up to 8” or 20.5cm. The President bracelet is fastened with one of Rolex’s concealed folding Crown clasps.