Watch: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
Case: Everose Gold
Bezel: Everose 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: Everose Oyster
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I don’t think anyone can deny that Brooks Koepka is one of the best players in the world right now. He went out and won the WGC FedEx St. Jude this weekend by three strokes and made it look easy…and he was under the weather! This was his third win this year and when he held that distinct yellow WGC trophy high, on his wrist was a Rolex Sky-Dweller in Everose Gold with a Dark Rhodium dial (Ref: 326935-0007).
Koepka’s model has a Dark Rhodium dial that is protected by a scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal. That crystal has a cyclops lens over the date that magnifies those numbers, making them easier to read. The Sky-Dweller case and Oyster bracelet are made from Rolex’s patented 18k Everose Gold, their version of pink gold introduced in 2005. Everose Gold gets its hue from adding copper and some silver to the alloy, but Rolex also ads a bit of platinum to their formula. The platinum not only enhances the color but also protects the material from fading or aging over time. The copper in rose gold typically reacts with UV rays, saltwater, and sweat but the platinum acts as a protective agent. After 13 years of Rolex making Everose Gold watches, they have exceeded every expectation for Everose Gold.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is a watch aimed at travelers and 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 24-hour 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 three o’clock like most watches, but the month is marked in a contrasting rectangle above the numerals, or makers, 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.
Congratulations to Brooks on another big win this year! The Rolex Sky-Dweller in Everose Gold isn’t an inexpensive time piece, but with over $9,500,000 in winnings this year, he deserves a few more!