Rolex unleashes Sky-Dweller in three color variations -- world gasps in unison

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Your better half may sport $52,000 on her shoulder with a Hermes Birkin, but how about leveling the playing field with a $39,550 watch on your wrist?

Rolex has just released three new color versions of the Sky-Dweller, originally released in 2012: solid Everose on an Everose bracelet, yellow gold on a strap, and white gold on a black strap with black dial.

The hefty-priced watch has been lauded as the most complex Rolex in, get this, a generation.

Its dual-time zone capabilities ensure no matter where you're jet setting, you'll always been on time (if that's your thing). It's also the first annual calendar timepiece from Rolex, something watch nerds everywhere are cooing over.

The mechanism that makes this possible, SAROS, is based off the 18 year cycle between the sun, earth, and moon. Employed in the Sky-Dweller, it works like this:

"A satellite wheel (aka the earth) engages the planetary wheel in one month, driven by the date disc.

The satellite wheel (the moon) is fitted with four fingers, for the four 30-day months (April,June, September, and November).

At the end of each 30-day month, one of the satellite's fingers receives an extra impulse from the date-change mechanism, which causes the date to jump two days within a few milliseconds."

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Introducing The Rolex Sky-Dweller In White Gold With A Black Dial via Hodinkee

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