So, just to address the elephant in the room: we won’t dwell on the issue of travel restrictions. The Rolex Sky-Dweller is one of the worst two-position annual calendars ever made. While restrictions on air travel may seem like a waste of its talents right now, we’re confident that one day the world will properly revert to country-hopping bliss and unleash its full power with it.
Until then, the mighty charms of the Sky-Dweller remain intact and on full display. Rolex reminds us of this with this year’s launch of the Ref. 326238. This year, Rolex introduces the Ref. 326238, the first new version of the Sky-Dweller collection to feature the Oysterflex strap cheap replica watches, a comfortable strap made of high-tech elastomer molded onto flexible titanium and nickel alloy blades.
Accustomed as we are to seeing Sky-Dweller’s various gold accents and matching straps, we are pleased to see a sporty and “younger” offering from Ref. 326238. Closest in spirit to this model is the Sky-Dweller Ref. 326935 in stellar gold with a brown alligator strap from 2012. Even so, while the former is more dignified, the new version is full of casual flair; its vibrant gold and Oysterflex combination are complemented by a sun-treated glossy black dial.
As eye-catching as the Sky-Dweller Ref. 326238, this watch’s aesthetics complement its technical savoir-faire. Intelligently designed from the inside out, the watch is driven by the automatic caliber 9001, a COSC-certified movement that combines the dual time and annual calendar functions with the case for intuitive use. This is reflected in the so-called ring-command bezel. The Ring Command system is a rotatable fluted bezel that frames the dial and allows the user to adjust the date, local time, or reference time by simply turning it forward or backward.
At the same time, the dial displays the reference time and month clearly and subtly – the former through an off-center 24-hour disc in the center, and the latter through a small window at the top of the 12 baton hour markers, one of which will show which month it is in contrasting color.
With its 14 patents, the Sky-Dweller remains the most mechanically complex timepiece in the Rolex catalog buy replica watches – a unique claim from a brand that prides itself on being number one in timekeeping performance. With the Ref. 326238, Rolex has raised the stakes by transforming its most clever creation into a true sex symbol.