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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller With A Blue Dial Makes The Perfect Travel Companion

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller With A Blue Dial Makes The Perfect Travel Companion

JANUARY 27, 2020

Crafted out of white Rolesor, the Sky-Dweller is stately, sophisticated and sporty at the same time, making it suitable for all kinds of vacations

When things get tough in the office, it’s time to go on a holiday after clearing the last big project, take stock of your life and recharge yourself for the next challenge ahead. But wherever your holiday takes you, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is the consummate wingman that should sit on your wrist. Here, we list three destinations supplemented by facts and reasons to illustrate our stand.

Destination: Aspen, US
Activity: Skiing
Reason for the Sky-Dweller:  The time difference between the Colorado ski resort and any part of Asia can be easily 14 to 16 hours. This means having a reliable dual time zone watch is essential—you don’t want to miss the shuttle buses that bring you to the ski areas in the Roaring Fork valley or the Snowmass. With the Sky-Dweller, the two time zones are displayed simultaneously. Local time is indicated by the conventional centre hour, minute and seconds hands, while the reference time in the wearer’s usual place of residence or work—or commonly known as home time—is read on a rotating off-centred disc. A fixed inverted red triangle just below the Rolex logo points to the chosen reference time. The disc’s 24-hour display also allows the wearer to clearly distinguish day from night, while the date displayed in the aperture is always the current date in the wearer’s local time zone.

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Destination: Monaco
Activity: Catching a performance at Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Reason for the Sky-Dweller: While many will try their luck at the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo, watching a performance at the opera house is also an interesting idea, especially when the Opéra de Monte-Carlo is showing the legendary La Damnation de Faust by the late French composer Hector Berlioz. And dressing up for an opera performance is par for the course—turn up in your Saville Row tailored suit and customised leather derbies. Put on your Sky-Dweller in white Rolesor to complete the modern dapper look. With the watch crafted out of white Rolesor, it gives you an instant air of sophistication. Furthermore, Rolesor has been used in various Rolex models since the 1930s—a clear testament that the material is well-loved by consumers as well as a benchmark for watchmaking industrial excellence. Also, global travellers will appreciate the Saros annual calendar system equipped in the Sky-Dweller. It automatically differentiates between 30- and 31-day months, displaying the correct date throughout the year with only one adjustment required every year on 1 March. (February has only 28 or 29 days.) Inspired by the cyclical alignment of Sun, Earth and Moon, the mechanism based on only four gear wheels and two gear ratios is added to the traditional Rolex instantaneous date calendar. The intricate system, however, gave birth to a simple convenience, which is so useful for modern globetrotters.

Destination: Bali, Indonesia
Activity: Relaxing by the beach
Reason for the Sky-Dweller: There are vacations when you just want to switch off and truly rest and relax. Bali is one of those destinations where you spend most of your time on the beach, indulging in some quiet down time or engaging in some water sports such as snorkeling or surfing. Whether you choose to hit the waters or the bars next to the water, arming yourself with a classic sport watch, especially one fitted on a three-piece solid-link Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel, is always the right decision—the iconic Oyster bracelet always looks sporty and handsome on a man’s wrist. The Oyster bracelet fitted on the Sky-Dweller features a concealed attachment system beneath the bezel, which ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. Simply put, you cannot see a tiny gap between the bracelet and case, which makes the overall silhouette more aesthetically pleasing. Equipped with a highly functional folding Oysterclasp, it also comes with the Easylink rapid extension system— the wearer can increase the bracelet length easily by some 5mm, for additional comfort in any circumstance. Also, the Sky-Dweller comes endowed with the calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Not only is it protected by seven patents, it is highly precise and dependable—it boasts a 72-hour power reserve, which means it has sufficient energy to last you almost three days.

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Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel and white gold

Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

White Rolesor—combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold

Fluted, bidirectional rotatable Rolex Ring Command

Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system

Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

9001, Manufacture Rolex

Centre hour, minute and seconds hands; 24-hour display on off-centred disc; second time zone; instantaneous annual calendar at 3 o’clock and rapid-setting of the date. month display via 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial; stop-seconds for precise time setting

Oyster, flat three-piece links


Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Tags: Sky-Dweller, White Rolesor, Oystersteel

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