Watch: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
Case: Oystersteel 904L Stainless Steel
Bezel: White Gold Fluted Ring Command
Movement: Rolex 9001, 40 Jewels
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Glass: Saphire Crystal (Cyclops lens over date)
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet: Oystersteel 904L Stainless Steel Oyster
Price: MSRP – $14,400 / Retail – $23,000 tp $25,000
While Matthew Wolff was naked-wristed at the 3M Open, over at the Irish Open, Jon Rahm torched Lahinch Golf Club with a final-round 8-under 62 to win by two! For Rahm, this is his third Rolex Series win. It is fitting that Jon won his third Rolex Series event, because when he hoisted that crystal trophy, he was wearing a Rolex Sky-Dweller in Stainless Steel with Blue dial (Ref: 326934-0003)!
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is a watch aimed at travelers. It was introduced in 2012. The Sky-Dweller stands out from other watches with its iconic dual time zone display. This off-center disk rotates to show the home time zone in a 24hr format while the hands show the current time zone. The Sky-Dweller also offers a unique integrated calendar. The day of the month is shown at 3 o’clock like most watches, but the month is marked in a contrasting rectangle above the numerals on the face. This way you don’t have to reset the date for months that are 28 or 30 days.
The date system only requires one adjustment a year on the first of March. The date functions on the Sky-Dweller are very simple to adjust, just rotating the fluted Ring Command bezel counter-clockwise allows the date, local time, or reference time to be changed. To handle all the time zones and dates, Rolex created the 9001 movement with 40 jewels and extra gears for those functions. The 9001 is a COSC certified movement with a 72-hour power reserve and is one of the more complicated movements Rolex has created. Rahm’s model has the blue dial that is protected by a Sapphire Crystal that is extremely scratch resistant. That crystal also has a cyclops lens over the date that magnifies those numbers, making them easier to read. The Sky-Dweller case and bracelet are made from Rolex’s Oystersteel, a 904L stainless steel that offers superior corrosion resistance. Oystersteel is harder to machine but offers a much more durable and consistent polish. The Sky-Dweller is water-resistant to 100 meters and offered in Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold, and Everose Gold.
‘The Rolex Sky-Dweller has become a very popular model and demand is high for all versions. Rolex’s website lists the price of Rahm’s stainless steel/blue dial reference at $14,400 but checking websites like Chrono24, the price for a new model goes between $23,000 and $25,000.
Congratulations to Jon Rahm on winning the Irish Open and making a great choice in timepieces!
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