Rolex takes off with 3 new Sky-Dweller modelsD.C. Hannay
- The Rolex Sky-Dweller sees three new releases for Watches & Wonders 2023.
- A brand new blue-green dial colour is a first for any Rolex model.
- The movement gets an update, too, with the introduction of the calibre 9002.
Rolex’s most complicated timepiece, the Sky-Dweller, has dropped three new versions for 2023’s Watches & Wonders, featuring an updated movement and two new dial colours. The new blue-green dial colour, a first for any Rolex model, is paired with an Everose Gold case and bracelet, while the mint green dial variant finds its place in an Oystersteel/white gold version.
The mint green dial was previously only an option available on the Datejust model. Both new models come on Explorer bracelets.
Also new is a white gold/black-dialled model that wears Rolex’s black Oysterflex rubber strap. All models share a 42mm Oyster case size, hermetically sealed caseback, and Twinlock crown, ensuring water resistance of 100 metres.
Control of the watch’s functions is via the Ring Command system, which allows the user to easily set the time zone and calendar functions by way of the bidirectionally rotating fluted bezel and the crown. It’s a clever design that shows the current month in red, via 12 apertures around the edge of the dial, automatically compensating the date for 30 and 31-day months.
The upgrade includes the newest version of the Sky-Dweller’s dual time zone/Saros annual calendar movement, the calibre 9002, which includes the patented nickel-phosphorus Chronergy escapement and a blue Parachrom hairspring, rendering it efficient, stable, and highly resistant to magnetic fields. Certified to both COSC and Rolex’s own rigorous Superlative Chronometer standards, accuracy is stated at +2/-2 seconds per day, and the power reserve has been extended to 72 hours.
With Rolex, the FOMO is real, and best of luck to you in securing one of these new and improved models. The Sky-Dweller was already a flex piece with a cult-like following, and these new variants, especially the new blue-green dial/Everose Gold version, will be extremely hot commodities.
Rolex Sky-Dweller pricing and availability:
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is available now. Price: CHF15,100 (mint green/steel), CHF40,700 (black/white gold), POA (blue-green/Everose gold)
|Case Dimensions||42mm (D) x 13.8mm (T)|
|Case Material||Oystersteel & white gold, white gold, Everose gold|
|Dial||Mint green (Oystersteel), black (Oysterflex), blue-green (Everose)|
|Bracelet/Strap||Oystersteel, Oysterflex black rubber, solid Everose gold|
|Movement||Rolex calibre 9002|
|Power Reserve||72 hours|
|Functions||Hours, minutes, seconds, second 24-hour time zone, Saros annual calendar|
|Price||CHF15,100 (Mint green/Oystersteel)
CHF40,700 (Black/White gold/Oysterflex)
POA (Blue-green/Everose gold)