Rolex Vintage Sky-Dweller Models

The Sky-Dweller is Rolex's newest line, launched less than a decade ago. Rolex could create a modern watch with the Sky-Dweller because it was a brand-new timepiece at the time of its debut.

Consequently, Rolex has produced a timepiece that is both huge and intricate. Let's look at how the Rolex Sky-Dweller Model has evolved throughout the years.

History of Rolex Sky-Dweller Model - Introduction

In 2012, Rolex introduced the Sky-Dweller watch at Baselworld. As a result, it was the most eagerly awaited timepiece as Rolex registered the name "Sky-Dweller" weeks ahead to announcing a brand-new watch collection, so word got out.

Watch enthusiasts and collectors alike were speculating on what this new timepiece will look like.

Below are the things that most intrigued everyone:

  • People thought it was a sports watch, and while it is, due to the fluted bezel, it resembled a Day-Date more than anything else.
  • Furthermore, it was only accessible in precious metal!
  • However, the "weird", off-centered disc on the dial and the small rectangular apertures over each hour were the only things that distinguished this watch as truly distinctive.
  • People were also fascinated by Rolex's double time zone and yearly calendar.

All in all, the Sky-Dweller had a terrific reaction. In retrospect, we realize it was a classic from the very beginning, and as a result, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is sought after by the world's most famous people and watch collectors alike.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Model – 2014

Three new Sky-Dweller variations were released by Rolex in 2014, including (ref. 326139) with a black dial on a white gold alligator strap.

A sleek and contemporary design was achieved with bright Arabic numerals and red highlights on the new white gold Sky-Dweller dial.

The next design was in rose gold with a matching bracelet, is the last model of 2014 was in yellow gold with a silver dial.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Model – 2017

18k yellow gold and 904L stainless steel were used in the updated 2017 Sky-Dweller versions, making these watches two-tone.

The winding crown and bezel and the middle sections of the bracelet are all manufactured in yellow gold, while the side sections of the bracelet are made of steel.

It is different from the previous models because the bezel was white gold-plated in the earlier models.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Model – 2021

For the first time, Rolex offered a Jubilee bracelet with the Sky-Dweller in 2021. The Oyster bracelet was also added to the collection, and now the watch can be worn with either of them.

Additionally, the excellent Oysterflex bracelet is composed of high-density elastic material for the more daring customers.

Only about ten years old already, the Rolex Sky-Dweller series has seen several small upgrades and refinements. A few references have been added or removed from the collection over time.