Collection: Rolex Skydweller Watches

Designed for people who travel the world, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is a tool created to avoid the pitfalls of time differences by indicating two time zones at once. It’s an “immensely innovative” timepiece that keeps you in sync with the world, wherever you go. It introduces signature design features such as a fluted bezel that reflects the sun’s rays and can be rotated to set the date, local time and reference time. Shop used Rolex Sky-Dwellers for sale at Trilogy.

The history of the Rolex Sky-Dweller

The Sky-Dweller was created in 2012 when it was the most talked-about timepiece at Basel. It won the attention of the industry partly because it was the first entirely new model Rolex had released in 20 years.

Clocking in at 42mm, the Rolex Sky-Dweller immediately had a large presence. It fitted in with the big watches trending at the time, while still showcasing a sophisticated design. 

Rolex has updated the Sky-Dweller a few times over its short lifespan. The collection expanded in 2014 with the release of three new models and new colourways, such as the black dial on white gold and the rhodium dial on the Everose model. 

Since the line is still in its infancy, we’ve seen mostly cosmetic changes up to now. At Trilogy, we’re excited for the future of the Sky-Dweller.

To see some of Rolex’s more mature collections, head to Rolex Datejust and Submariner watches.

The world’s most valuable Sky-Dweller watches 

All stainless steel and white gold Sky-Dwellers are popular among collectors but the blue-dialled variations lead the way in terms of most valuable pieces. This reflects the metal and blue combination that’s currently trending across the industry as a whole.

There’s a high demand in the market for this collection at the moment - you can expect to pay over $17,000 for a pre-owned Rolex Sky-Dweller. Those versions with in-demand dials and solid gold bracelets continue to dominate in terms of value.

Rolex Sky-Dweller on the big screen

When you find the perfect used Rolex Sky-Dweller, you’re in good company. These watches have been spotted on the wrists of Conor McGregor, Jay-Z, Will Smith and Roger Federer.

Tom Cruise, who may or may not have gotten a taste for adventure after playing Maverick in Top Gun, was also seen wearing a stainless steel Rolex Sky-Dweller with a black dial in 2022. 

FAQs about Rolex Sky-Dweller

How long is the waiting list for a Sky-Dweller?

The waiting list for a Sky-Dweller varies by colour and metal combination. Plain stainless steel versions with blue and mint green dials have the longest waiting times (around 2-5 years) while gold and two-tone dials come available faster. At Trilogy, we can source almost any used Rolex Sky-Dweller for sale - just let us know which version you like and we’ll get to work.

Is the Sky-Dweller a dress watch?

Although technically a sports watch as it’s built for exploring the world, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is versatile and sophisticated enough to be worn as a dress watch. It has a minimal profile and precious metal casing which means it won’t be out of place at a black-tie event.

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