After the launch of the Rolex Daytona in 1964, we had to wait 28 years before a new one arrived, in the form of the Yacht-Master. An entirely new model slides out of the gates of the replica Rolex compound about as often as astrologers discover a new planet.
Almost 20 years later, when the Sky-Dweller line debuted at Baselworld 2012. For comparison, the brand’s next unique offering came together at a furious pace when,
The fake Rolex seldom produces complicated watches, but what they introduced was one of the most extremely complex yet functionally simple watches in their long and illustrious history.
The appearance of the Sky-Dweller is revolutionary for a company that usually updates its proven and timeless designs at an almost glacial pace. These three original models, released in 2012, in yellow, Everose and white gold, are different from any other timepiece in the Rolex series.
To achieve this, the replica Rolex built on the architecture and the underlying technology that was seen for the first time in the Yacht-Master II which appeared a few years earlier. The Sky-Dweller is equipped with the second generation of the innovative Ring Command Bezel from the YMs, a multifunctional component integrated with the wind-up crown to control the different operations of the watch.
But where the Yacht-Master II had to depend on the addition of pushers to activate some of its functions, such as the on-the-fly synchronization, the pioneering three-point edge of the Sky-Dweller eliminates the need for extras. buttons, giving the watch more elegant, minimalistic lines.
The inside, however, is of a new caliber, the 9001. With 380 individual parts, this is the most complex and complex movement that the fake Rolex has ever designed and also the second with the most jewels. Together with the enormous number of parts, of which sixty are only used by the ring, the Cal. 9001 is equipped with everything we can expect from a modern Rolex.
Although the most useful and exceptionally impressive is the thing about watches with complications, they tend to be, well, complicated. It is one of the reasons why the Rolex catalog is remarkably low for models with extra functionality. As a brand they have always held on to doing the simple things better than anyone else and leaving the complex tricks to others.
Although, when they decide to jump in, this is with a typical Rolex panache. The Sky-Dweller is an imposingly sophisticated timepiece, but the operation and readability are amazing in their simplicity.
Of course, the Ring Command is the key. Each quarter turn of the fluted edge unlocks another action. From the starting location, you can adjust the date in the window three hours ahead or back with the first left-hand position.