Its unconventional layout and distinctive presentation have made it one of Rolex’s most visually striking models, and as part of its Watches and Wonders 2024 releases, the line adds even more allure with its inaugural inclusion of the Jubilee bracelet in precious metals. The Rolex Sky-Dweller references 336935 and 336938 combine several of the brand’s boldest design elements into a captivating duo of new offerings.   43413PP_7

The highlight of these releases is undoubtedly the introduction of the revered Jubilee bracelet in precious metals to the Sky-Dweller collection for the first time. Featuring three small, rounded polished center links flanked by brushed outer links, the Jubilee bracelet has long been cherished by Rolex enthusiasts for its flashy appeal. Its use in 18K Everose and yellow gold, coupled with a 22mm lug width, only enhances its visual impact. Additionally, Rolex includes a 5mm Easylink comfort extension link, enhancing the day-to-day wearability of these models.  43413PP_9

Maintaining the substantial dimensions typical of previous Sky-Dweller models, both the Rolex Sky-Dweller references 336935 and 336938 boast a robust 42mm width and 13.8mm thickness. While sizable by modern standards, the precious metal cases lend them an even more commanding presence on the wrist. Available in Rolex’s signature 18K Everose rose gold for reference 336935 and classic 18K yellow gold for reference 336938, these sturdy cases feature iconic Rolex design elements, including athletic tapering lugs and softly rounded case sides. However, it’s the striking rendition of the brand’s fluted bezel that truly steals the spotlight. This brightly polished, intricately faceted bezel not only catches the light but also rotates to adjust the watch’s screw-down crown, a hallmark feature of the Sky-Dweller line. Like all Sky-Dweller models, these watches feature solid casebacks and boast a water resistance rating of 100 meters, underscoring their sporting versatility.

Both dial options for the Rolex Sky-Dweller references 336935 and 336938 will be familiar to Rolex aficionados. The Everose gold reference 336935 is paired with a sophisticated slate gray sunburst dial, while the 18K yellow gold reference 336938 boasts a bold gloss white dial base. The prominent 24-hour second time zone ring remains a focal point, offering a distinctive take on GMT functionality. Additionally, Rolex’s integrated annual calendar complication is elegantly displayed, with windows positioned outside the applied rectangular indices indicating the current month. While familiar, this dial design remains one of Rolex’s most distinctive and visually captivating.

Powering the Sky-Dweller references 336935 and 336938 is Rolex’s in-house 9002 automatic annual calendar dual time zone movement. Introduced with the line’s substantial redesign in 2023, this movement delivers robust performance, combining Rolex’s antimagnetic nickel-phosphorous Chronergy escapement with a Parachrom hairspring. With a 72-hour power reserve and adherence to Rolex’s stringent -2/+2 second per day Superlative Chronometer accuracy standard, the 9002 movement ensures reliable timekeeping.

While the addition of a precious metal Jubilee bracelet may not constitute a major overhaul, it aligns seamlessly with the Sky-Dweller collection’s emphasis on visual impact. The Rolex Sky-Dweller references 336935 and 336938 are now available through authorized dealers, offering discerning collectors a new level of luxury and style.