Like the motor show where the latest novelties and innovations are presented each year in Paris or Geneva, the watchmaking sector is sublimated each year in Basel during Baselworld, an opportunity for watch manufacturers to present their latest creations.

Like every year, the house of Rolex was present at the Baselworld show (March 8 to 15, 2012), I invite you today to rediscover one of the flagship watches of the brand presented during this week, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller watch.


Rolex is not a brand with complications, rare are the models equipped with horological complications, with this timepiece, Rolex offers us a model dedicated to frequent travelers made with the support of 14 patents including 5 new ones!

Dual time zone, date window, SAROS annual calendar, month display by window, master watchmakers have not done things by halves. Available in 3 versions (white gold, yellow gold, everose gold), the model testifies to the desire of the most famous Swiss house in the world to bring innovation again and again while maintaining a well-known signature.

In terms of technical specifications, the Sky-Dweller is equipped with a Swiss chronometer-certified caliber 9001 (by the COSC) entirely developed and manufactured in the Rolex workshops. The dual time zone is offered on an off-centred dial, the reference time can be read thanks to a red triangle inscribed on the upper part of a 24-hour rotating disc.

Another complication seen in a new light, the Saros annual calendar. Inspired by an astronomical phenomenon (cyclical alignment of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon), the calendar is visible via 12 discreet windows arranged around the circumference of the dial and distinguishes the months of 30 and 31 days allowing a single adjustment per year. March 1 (due to the 28 or 29 days of February). ?

Sky-Dweller en or gris

Sky-Dweller en or jaune