Each year at the Baselworld watch and jewelry show the most anticipated news is what behemoth watch brand Rolex will release. This is a quizzical thing because what Rolex announces is often anything but revolutionary. Still the successful and closed watch brand seems to excite their loyalists with the new creations each year – often times small steps in anticipated directions. Rarely does Rolex cheap replica watches for sale offer something totally new – especially a new model or complication. Oddly enough – both of these things happened for 2012.
Rolex typically releases mere line extensions and small features updates (if that). Typical “exciting” announcements include new dial colors, perhaps a new strap, or something offered in a new material. The major new release for 2012 is the Rolex Sky-Dweller series replica watches, an extremely rare new Rolex model, with a new movement, and with a never before seen complication for the modern brand. Say hello to an annual calendar. Rolex sure didn’t invent it, but it seems revolutionary when included in one of their watches.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is a mixed bag for watch lovers. On the one hand it offers some true Rolex innovations. A new product family with a new movement, and features that people have been wanting from Rolex for a long time. On the other hand the dial of the Rolex Sky-Dweller is… an acquired taste to say the least. The aesthetic problem in my opinion is the large exposed asymmetric GMT disc. It just looks misplaced on a Rolex watch dial. Functional? Perhaps. Sexy and alluring? Not at all. A hand would have sufficed. Just ask any GMT Master. Plus, the hands are a bit too short and too skeletonized for the watch’s own good. Lume is too sparse and the skeletonized hands might be more trouble than they are worth.
If you can get over the dial then you have a lot to love. This is not only the first Rolex watch with an annual calendar, but it also includes a centrally mounted GMT hand. All operated with the “Ring Command” bezel Rolex fake watches. That’s right, the Rolex Sky-Dweller bezel is part of how you operate and adjust the watch. The crown of the watch only pulls out in one position. The fluted bezel has three positions. You turn it and based on the position you can adjust the date, local time, or reference time via the crown. It is a wonderfully elegant solution that we haven’t seen before.