The blue dial Rolex Sky-Dweller replica watch is big, bold, and certainly a little polarizing. Now we’ve got a stainless steel version and a two-tone steel and yellow gold version, making this watch more approachable than ever.
A clever mechanism (using the bezel), will allow you to easily set the local time, reference time and the date (and month).A steel Rolex Sky-Dweller, with a 42mm case and a wonderful complication: the annual calendar. You will only need to correct the date on March 1st, and all other months are good to go.
Although some say the new 43mm steel Rolex Sea-Dweller copy watch with red writing is the big news from Rolex this year, I think it was actually their Sky-Dweller in stainless steel that impressed me.
It is powered by the caliber 9001, an annual calendar with dual-time capabilities, which can be set by the crown, using the rotating bezel to change functions. It measures 42mm and with that shiny fluted bezel, it is quite the statement piece. It has previously only been produced in precious metals, such as Everose, yellow, and white gold. This year that changes.
As you can see on the image above, the hour markers are also the month indicator of the watch. So on the steel Rolex Sky-Dweller above, it is August (month 8). You can rotate the bezel to set the watch. The bezel can be set in 3 positions. Position 3 (turning it counter clock wise as far as possible), will set the reference time. Position II, which is around 9:30, is used to set the local time. Position I (10.30) of the bezel is used to set the date. In each of these positions you will also have to unscrew and operate the crown, of course.
It is the same functionality and movement that you’ll find in the gold models of the Rolex Sky-Dweller of course. However, the stainless steel Rolex Sky-Dweller watches replica comes with a bit of ‘stealth’ to be honest. Where the Sky-Dweller in precious metals was a watch that could not be missed or mistaken for something else, at first glance the stainless steel Sky-Dweller looks quite similar to the 41mm Datejust models. A closer look will make you discover it is a different watch due to the off-centre 24-hour disc on the dial.
The new Datejust 41, Sea-Dweller with red writing and Daytona with rubber straps are all nice, but this Sky-Dweller ticks a lot of boxes for me. Although this watch isn’t new, nor is the functionality of the so-called Ring Command bezel, it was the Swiss-made fake Rolex watch that impressed me most.