[Watch House Watch Tasting] Rolex released a series of new watches on September 1st last year, including the Submariner series and the Oyster Perpetual series that I have introduced to you before. There are also a series of watches. Rolex has also updated it. It is the SKY-DWELLER type, which is also commonly referred to as Skywalker. Rolex is equipped with Oysterflex rubber strap for the first time. For those who like this series of watches, There is a whole new choice. The most common Rolex rubber belt is the Daytona series. So how does the rubber belt match the Zonghanger series, which is called the most complicated Rolex watch? Let us enjoy it together.
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The Rolex SKY-DWELLER Skyliner watch debuted at the Basel Watch Fair in 2012. Once released, it has many outstanding patented technologies, coupled with the combination of the annual calendar and dual time zones, making it the most complicated Rolex watch. one. SKY-DWELLER’s unique dual time zone function is designed for global travelers in a new way, providing them with the information they need more conveniently so that they can easily grasp the time during their journey. The watch models also follow the iconic Rolex design, such as the Oyster case, triangular pit bezel decoration, convex lens calendar display and other designs. For a long period of time after the watch was launched, the Zander model had only precious metal watches, but because of its expensive price, the market performance has been a bit tepid. The SKY-DWELLER inter-gold style was launched, which immediately attracted wide attention, especially the brand ambassador, Swiss tennis king Federer, who wore the blue plate platinum steel style when he won the Australian Open men’s singles championship.
This gold black plate style is also the main push style of the new series of rubber bands. Rolex uses 18CT gold to make the Oyster case, the case size is 42 mm. The Oyster case is also a model of sturdiness and elegance. This unique middle case is cast from a solid piece of 18ct gold that is extremely hard to corrode. The 18ct metal materials are all high-quality gold alloys cast by Rolex’s exclusive casting. By mixing different amounts of silver, copper, platinum or palladium, different types of 18ct gold are extracted to achieve the color and high quality required by Rolex.
There is a screw-in crown on the other side of the watch, which is engraved with the brand crown logo on the top. The lower two dots indicate that the watch is made of 18K precious metal. There is also a non-slip pit pattern on the side for the wearer to grasp and adjust time. Various waterproof designs of the watch, combined with the Oyster case, can ensure that the watch is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters.
The upper layer of the case is equipped with the iconic design of the Rolex brand, the triangular pit pattern two-way rotating outer ring, the triangular pit pattern rotating outer ring is not only for good-looking, the watch dial display function needs to be adjusted with the outer ring, this set is called Ring Command The operating system is simple and intuitive. It is an interface that connects the rotating outer ring, winding crown and movement, allowing the wearer to easily adjust the watch’s functions. The operation method is to rotate the triangular pit pattern outer ring counterclockwise by one grid. , Two or three grids, you can select the corresponding position function with the crown for adjustment. Maybe I still make my watch friends a little bit confused through text or reading official instructions, but this set of adjustment methods can basically be said to be easy to operate with just a hand. Behind the easy operation of this Ring Command system is a complex mechanical assembly that contains more than 50 parts. This design also represents Rolex’s superb clockwork and micro-mechanical technology.
The black dial has a sun pattern effect after processing, and will show different visual effects under different light angles. A red inverted triangle is fixed on the dial to indicate the 24-hour second time zone display on the inner disc, and the second time zone can be read with just one swipe. Rectangular scales and pointers are coated with luminous materials, emitting long-lasting blue light in the dark. There are 12 small windows at the top of the scale, and the dark red indicator represents the current month. This set of calendar complication Rolex named Salo SAROS. The function of the Salo calendar automatically distinguishes between large and small months, and because flat leap years cannot be identified, It only needs to be adjusted separately on March 1st each year. And this set of annual calendar function is just to add four gears and two sets of gear trains to operate on the common instant jump calendar in Rolex watches. The structure is simple, but it cleverly ensures the reliable and stable operation of the system.
The most important update of the Zonghanger is to carry this black rubber strap. I have to say that the black rubber strap works well with this gold style black plate. The black gold color is both eye-catching and advanced. Rolex’s rubber strap is officially called the Oysterflex strap, which was developed and patented by Rolex, which means a sports strap that replaces the metal strap. The inside of the strap is an elastic titanium-nickel alloy sheet connected to the case and the Oyster-style buckle, and the outer layer is covered by a high-performance black rubber injection-molded metal sheet, making the watch hard to be affected in various environmental conditions and durable In addition, it is very stable to wear, and it also has the comfort of a strap.
In addition, the strap is equipped with an 18ct yellow gold Oyster buckle. To prevent accidental opening of the watch, the top of the buckle is engraved with the Rolex crown logo. The buckle is also equipped with Rolex’s patented Rolex Glidelock extension system. This extension system is composed of racks, hidden under the buckle cover, and can be gradually extended by about 2.5 mm per grid without tools, up to a maximum of about 15 About millimeters.
All models in the Longitudiner series are equipped with a 9001-type movement, which is completely developed and manufactured by Rolex. The 9001-type movement is equipped with Rolex’s patented blue Parachrom hairspring, made of a unique paramagnetic alloy cast by Rolex, and has better shock resistance than The traditional hairspring is ten times higher and can provide a 72-hour power reserve when fully wound.
Summary: Generally speaking, the performance of the Zonker watch with rubber strap is very good. The rubber band is different from the pure business style of Zonker metal chain style and belt style, which adds a sporty texture to the Zonker. . It is a new choice for customers who like more sports styles, and in this series of tape styles, I personally think that the best looking 18ct gold black plate, followed by gold gold plate, and the Everose gold style from the official promotion From the picture, I personally think that matching with black tape is a bit different. Of course, this is only my personal opinion. I have not seen the hands-on effect of Everose gold. Rolex has not yet released platinum style with tape. The rubber band solves the problem of the large and thick models of the Zavier series and the drop feel of the metal bracelet. It also solves the problem of the belt’s fear of water. However, the rubber band also has the disadvantage that if you love to sweat, then the rubber band is worn for a long time. It will make your wrists stuffy, and it has the characteristics of rubber. It is soft in summer and hard in winter. The edges and corners of the gaps love dust. This series of rubber strap styles are the same as the belt styles, and the price of the all-precious metal bracelet style is almost the same. This gold black plate style is priced at 312,100 yuan, while the full gold style on the same plate is priced at 364,600 yuan. Many customers may still choose the precious metal strap style. So what do you watch friends think of this brand new Oysterflex strap style?