|New Rolex New Sky-Dweller Review Basel 2012|
Rolex unleashes an all new model for 2012, the Sky-Dweller. The name it’s self is drawing a lot of conversation on the watch forums and watch community. Seems you either like the name or you don’t, not much in between.
That said, this watch is special with dual time zones and an annual calendar. Another new all new is the the in-house Caliber 9001 automatic movement, with an astonishing 72 hour power reserve! The Caliber 9001 utilizes the Rolex Parachrom hairspring and has 40 jewels in the movement. What Rolex calls the a Ring Command Bezel is used to select one of three possible positions, used for the setting the date, local time, and second time zone. The Sky-Dweller has an annual calendar and recognizes months ending in 30 or 31 for example. W&R’s favorite aspect is the month indicator. In the picture above you can there is a black rectangle window at the 8 o’clock position signifying the month. These windows are at all 12 roman numeral positions. Very cool and innovative. Not a watch for everyone, but sure to pack a series punch. Coming in at 42mm, the Sky-Dweller is very versatile. Rolex continues to innovate, well done!