Launched in 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is the newest watch in Rolex’s portfolio. Despite being the new kid on the block, the Sky-Dweller impressed watch collectors worldwide by combining two of horology’s most functional complications – the annual calendar and the GMT, in the most intuitive fashion.
Aside from its impressive technology, the Sky-Dweller also earned fans with its equally sporty and elegant design. Because of its larger size and dual time function, it has become a favorite among globetrotting athletes and stars. Check out the famous fans of the Rolex Sky-Dweller.
Rolex Sky-Dweller Blue Dial
The blue dial Rolex Sky-Dweller is one of the most versatile models in the collection. Crafted in Oystersteel, with an 18k white gold Ring Command bezel, this finish is incredibly popular as it offers a more affordable price point compared to its all-gold counterparts.
The vibrant blue dial also offers a modern aesthetic with its luminous baton hour markers. While it is large in size, it fits effortlessly under the cuff because of its sloped bezel, making it ideal for both casual and formal ensembles. Tennis legend Roger Federer, basketball great Michael Jordan, and rapper DJ Khaled all wear the blue dial Sky-Dweller.
Rolex Sky-Dweller Black Dial
Measuring 42mm, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is an impressive statement piece. For those who seek a more understated version of the Sky-Dweller, the black dial version, in Oystersteel and 18k white gold, would be the perfect choice.
His Royal Airness Michael Jordan owns both the blue and black dial versions of the white Rolesor Sky-Dweller. With both GMT and annual calendar functions, it’s perfect for those like him who frequently find themselves in different timezones.
Rolex Sky-Dweller 18k Everose Gold
The Everose gold version of the Rolex Sky-Dweller is in high demand, as popularity of rose gold watches continue to rise. What makes Rolex watches stand out is the pairing of a rich chocolate brown dial, with the warm luster of their patented rose gold finish. For this version, one can choose between a flat-link Oyster bracelet or a Tobacco leather bracelet, both creating a powerful yet sophisticated design.
Martial artist and UFC champion Conor McGregor wears this model on an Everose gold Oyster bracelet, while Roger Federer and Will Smith prefer theirs on the Tobacco bracelet.
Rolex Sky-Dweller 18k Yellow Gold
On its first five years, the Rolex Sky-Dweller was offered exclusively in 18k yellow, white or Everose gold. This stunning solid yellow gold edition comes with a complementing champagne color dial and yellow gold Arabic numerals, creating maximum impact.
Just like the 18k Everose gold version, the yellow gold Sky-Dweller is available with an Oyster bracelet, leather strap, and in 2020, was the latest Rolex watch to be equipped with the Oysterflex rubber strap. NBA’s LeBron James and DJ Khaled wear their gold Sky-Dwellers with an Oyster bracelet, while Conor McGregor pairs his with a brown leather strap.
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PHOTO CREDITS: Roger Federer from GQ Magazine / Michael Jordan by Streeter Lecka – Getty Images / Michael Jordan from USA Today / Will Smith from JustJared.com / DJ Khaled from VOAnews.com