Out of all the new watches that debuted at Baselworld 2017, the Rolex Sky-Dweller reference 326934 has quickly become one of the most popular models (and hardest to find). Last week we were able to secure one of the first 2017 Sky-Dwellers in the Houston area, and we couldn’t have been more excited to get this one into the store.
Nicknamed the “Silver Bullet”, the new Sky-Dweller is an absolute stunner. See below:
Here’s what we love about the Rolex Sky-Dweller Reference 326934:
Stainless steel and gold combination
One of the biggest complaints from collectors about the Sky-Dweller has been lack of accessibility. When the Sky-Dweller first made its appearance in 2012, it was only available in precious metals that retailed over $35,000.
Fortunately in 2017, Rolex has added two models with combinations of 904L steel and white or yellow 18ct gold (dubbed “Rolesor” by Rolex) that come with a significantly more approachable price of $14,400.
These new stainless steel and gold combinations not only look incredible, but also give a nice option for a guy that wants a more discreet daily wear.
Annual calendar and dual time zone display
There’s no doubt that the Sky-Dweller is one of the most dynamic watches in the Rolex lineup. Protected by 11 patents, the Sky-Dweller has a 12-month calendar around the hour marks, as well as an off-center circle that displays a second time zone.
The entire idea behind the Sky-Dweller is to be a watch for frequent world travelers that need an easy, functional, and stylish way to keep track of times in two different time zones.
New indexes and hands
New for 2017, Rolex made a subtle change to the indexes and hands of the Sky-Dweller. The main goal here was to expand the amount of surface area available for luminescence.
Final thoughts on the 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller Reference 326934
If you can get your hands on one of these new Sky-Dwellers, do it now and don’t look back. The changes by Rolex for 2017 may not seem that ground breaking, but they went a long way towards making this watch more desirable and less polarizing among collectors.
The new Rolesor options and dial colors tone everything down a bit and make this watch a more subtle daily wear as well.
Oyster, 42 mm, steel and white gold
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
White Rolesor – combination of 904L steel 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
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, dual time zones, annual calendar
9001, Manufacture Rolex
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. 24-hour display on off-centre 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
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Approximately 72 hours
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence
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