Baselworld 2012 Spotlight: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky Dweller

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The long anticipated release of the new addition to the Rolex Oyster collection has been officially released at Baselworld 2012. The new Oyster Perpetual Sky Dweller was uniquely designed for the global traveler. Carefully crafted for the capability to easily keep track of time where ever your travel takes you, the new collection revealed some new features that have been patented (14 to be exact and 5 of which are new).

The new watch features consist of local time reading, dual time zone with a 24-hour conversion, and also incorporates an annual calendar which includes months using a cutting edge calendar named SAROS. SAROS is the patented mechanism inspired by the astrological occurrence that requires the user to only adjust the watch once a year when the month changes from February to March. Other new attributes include a new calibre movement. The new calibre 9001 is created by Rolex and is an officially certified Swiss chronometer. The calibre 9001 uses a self-winding function that uses Rolex’s perpetual rotor to utilize the movements of your wrist to continuously wind.

The Sky Dweller was developed for those who admire exceptional ease of use and effective functions. The patented interface using the “Ring Command Bezel” that allows you to adjust your preference of functions makes the Sky Dweller remarkably easy to navigate.

Beyond the advanced components, the Sky Dweller also includes some notable aesthetic features such as the fluted bidirectional bezel and the lustrous Arabic Roman numerals applied in white gold. Choose from 18 karat white, yellow, or Everose gold cast with polished finishes. The Oyster Perpetual Sky Dweller is a mastery watch that combines innovation, exceptional function, and superb aesthetics.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky Dweller Specifications

Calibre 9001
Mechanical with bidirectional self-winding via PERPETUAL rotor on ball bearing

Hour, minute and seconds hands
24-hour display
Second time zone via independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Instantaneous annual calendar SAROS system and unrestricted bidirectional rapid-setting of the date
Month display via 12
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Material: 18 karat white, yellow, or ever-rose gold
Diameter: 42mm
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Synthetic Sapphire Crystal
Water resistance: 100 meters

18 karat gold center links and satin finished outer links with polished edges
18 karat gold clasp
Brown alligator leather strap

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David King

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David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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