Rolex Sky-Dweller Black Dial Automatic Men's Oyster Watch 326934BKSO

There’s little doubt in the moment you pick up one that the Sky-Dweller is very much a statement bit; it is large (42 mm x 14.1 mm) and quite boldly styled, using a light-gathering fluted bezel and enough reflective surfaces to ensure that pretty much regardless how the light hits it, it’s going to dazzle the eye. An unobtrusive tool watch, this isn’t — certainly not in terms of style. We wore the Everose-gold variant of the watch with this installment of A Week On Your Wrist, even though we had the white-gold version (on a white-gold bracelet) for comparison purposes as well, and they are both pretty flashy watches; there is just no getting around it. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they encounter as gauche, either, and what you find right away, as is ordinarily true with Rolex, is that everything’s extremely well done. Dial furniture, casework, hands, general fit and finish — everything is absolutely immaculate and really sets a benchmark for build quality and quality of implementation in luxury watchmaking. Yes, you expect at this price point, yes, you anticipate it out of Rolex, but given how seldom luxury watches really provide in this respect it’s wonderful to see anyway.The fact that the Sky-Dweller is so nicely made goes a long way toward conserving it from ostentation, and I think that’s because the very large quality seems an end in itself, as well as a manifestation of a deeper commitment to quality for its own sake. It’s a very characteristically Swiss way of luxury, I believe; you don’t always get creativity and artistry how that you do in the French or Italian approaches but you do get, at best, meticulous attention to detail in an object that radiates a craftsman’s pride in their work. It’s a banker rather than an aesthete’s level of the expression of luxury, but it seems to work for Rolex — a kind of luxury that is half lavishness in construction and materials, and half an absolute, ironclad guarantee that there will be no unpleasant surprises.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Black Dial Automatic Men's Oyster Watch 326934BKSO

On the wrist, the impression created by the arresting visuals of the Sky-Dweller proceeds: they’re massive, yes, but on my seven-inch wrist they were also very comfortable to wear, as equally watches match closely and remained centered on the forearm without any noticeable play. The Everose version on a strap was a very comfortable watch to wear over the course of a week, dimensions and weight notwithstanding, and for long-term wear I think I would like it to the bracelet only out of a mass standpoint. However, if you are the type of person who wishes to wear this watch on a matching gold necklace you are also probably the sort of person who is not going to be deterred by some (well, a lot of) extra grams of gold. It’s an annual calendar, double time-zone watch where all signs can be set by the (screw-down) crown. The unique characteristic of the Sky-Dweller is the “Ring Control” rotating bezel, whose place determines the function of the crown. The crown has 2 positions; unscrew it and pull it out into the very first, and it may be used to hand-wind the movement (Rolex caliber 9001).

Rolex Sky-Dweller Black Dial Automatic Men's Oyster Watch 326934BKSO

The first thing you do when you take ownership of a Sky-Dweller is put the time and date. In a watch with an yearly calendar and dual time zone display, this would normally involve using some combination of their crown, and case pushers. The Ring Control Bezel is an alternative that allows all indications to be set with a crown that has only one setting position; even though the mechanism is rather complicated (over sixty additional parts) and takes a brief getting-acquainted period, it is extremely user friendly in practice.To place the time, you first unscrew the crown and pull it out to the setting position. This stops the second hand and engages hand placing; you might then set the moment. In this place the hour and the 24 hour ring have been retained synchronized.Once you’ve set local and home time, you can alter local time by unscrewing the crown and placing the bezel in its second position, by turning it to approximately 9:30. This contrasts the crown with the setting mechanism for the hour , which could now be set forward or backward in 1 hour increments (the date will probably change at midnight too, either forwards or backwards as needed). Turn the bezel to the first setting place (about 9:30 on the dial) and you’re able to place the date and month. There’s no distinct quickset for the month, so that you basically just keep turning the crown before the red indicator for the month will be at the correct window (it will switch automatically from the 30th to the 1st, in 30 months) along with the proper date is shown.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Black Dial Automatic Men's Oyster Watch 326934BKSO
Stainless steel case with a stainless steel Rolex oyster bracelet with 18kt white gold center links. Fixed fluted 18kt white gold bezel. Black dial with luminous white gold hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Date display at the 3 o’clock position. 24 hours sub-dial. Rolex calibre 9001 automatic movement with a 72-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Solid case back. Round case shape. Case size: 42 mm. Oysterlock clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Rolex Sky-Dweller Black Dial Automatic Mens Oyster Watch 326934BKSO.

Information


  • Rolex

  • Sky-Dweller

  • 326934BKSO

  • Men’s

  • Swiss Made

  • Automatic

  • Rolex Calibre 9001

  • 72 hours

Case


  • 42 mm

  • Stainless Steel

  • Round

  • Solid

Dial


  • Analog

  • Black

  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire

  • Luminous White Gold

  • Minute Markers around the outer rim

  • Index

  • 24 Hours

  • Hands and Markers

  • Fixed Fluted

  • Screw Down

Band


  • Bracelet

  • Stainless Steel with 18kt White Gold Rolex Oyster

  • Gold Tone, Silver Tone, White

  • Oysterlock

Features


  • 100 meters / 330 feet

  • Date display at the 3 o’clock position

  • Date, Hour, Minute, Second

  • Calendar, Gold, Stainless Steel

Additional Info


  • Luxury Watches
  • 2 Year Jomashop Warranty

  • RLX326934BKSO

  • Watches

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