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Rolex Sky-Dweller Receives New Golden Jubilee References

Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold Jubilee

Rolex’s suite of releases this year have been a story of old models in new materials with an Oystersteel GMT-Master II, yellow gold Deepsea and now the Sky-Dweller is presented in gold with Jubilee bracelets for the first time. All the existing Sky-Dwellers in Everose gold and yellow gold are now available on Jubilee bracelets but the flagship versions are the slate Everose and white yellow gold. Let’s not beat around the bush, these are not the highlights of Rolex’s release slate this year. However, for Rolex diehards who love to nerd out over specific references with certain combinations of materials and bracelets, I’m sure they’ll scratch an itch.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold Jubilee Ref. 336935

Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold Jubilee Ref 336935

The first of the new additions to the Sky-Dweller range is an everose gold edition with a slate grey dial. It makes for a fairly restrained interpretation of the dual time zone watch, despite being full gold. It features a lovely sunray brush that extends past the rotating 24-hour ring in the centre of the dial towards the months indicators at the periphery of the display.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Everose Gold Jubilee Ref 336935

We should also touch more on the addition of a gold Jubilee bracelet to the Sky-Dweller range. The thinner links, compared to the Oyster bracelet, gives it a more refined elegance and lean into the luxurious aspect of the gold Sky-Dwellers. More than ever it turns the model into a jet-setting luxury travel watch in contrast to steel versions with an Oyster bracelet that can have a touch of sportiness making it a favourite of golfers.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Gold Jubilee Ref. 336938

Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Gold Jubilee Ref 336935

Second up is the new yellow gold Sky-Dweller, which just like its everose sibling is presented on a matching gold Jubilee bracelet. This one features a bright white dial, making it the more visually striking of the two new watches. Both versions measure 42mm in diameter with the classic fluted bezels and cyclops lens sapphire crystals.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Gold Jubilee Ref 336935

Housed inside both watches is the calibre 9002 dual time, annual calendar movement. The fact it’s an annual calendar means the date and month functions only need to be adjusted once per year, at the end of February. Beyond that, it’s as high spec as the majority of Rolex manufacture movements with superlative chronometer certification and a 72-hour power reserve.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Gold Jubilee Ref 336935

Whether you prefer yellow gold or Everose gold, both editions are priced at £45,400 – very similar to the new yellow gold Deepsea. The older Sky-Dwellers that are now available on the gold jubilee bracelets for the first time are also the same price. Not the most exciting release but hey, more options for collectors is always favourable.

Price and Specs:

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
Ref: 336935 (18k Everose gold), 336938 (18k yellow gold)
Case: 42mm diameter x 13.8mm thickness, 18k Everose or yellow gold
Dial: Slate grey gloss sunray (Everose gold) or intense white matte (yellow gold)
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Rolex calibre 9002, automatic, 45 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 72h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, annual calendar
Strap: 18k Everose or yellow gold jubilee bracelet
Price: £43,000 (yellow gold) and £45,400 (Everose gold)

More details at Rolex.

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.