Have you ever seen a fully iced out white gold Sky-Dweller before? You haven’t, because this is the first-ever white gold Sky-Dweller to be completely flooded with aftermarket diamonds. This Sky-Dweller reference 326139 features an advanced micro-pave diamond flower setting, so every single millimeter of its white gold case, bezel, and clasp are covered with diamonds. If you like what you see, you can purchase it now at Diamonds By Raymond Lee in Boca Raton.
The Sky-Dweller was debuted at Baselworld in 2012. It was the first new Rolex collection in two decades. It was also one of the most complicated watches Rolex ever made. Rolex really flexed their watchmaking muscles with this one.
The first run of Sky-Dwellers featured 3 models – an 18k yellow gold Sky-Dweller with a matching bracelet and a champagne dial, an 18K white gold Sky-Dweller with a matching bracelet and an off-white dial, and an 18k rose gold Sky-Dweller with a brown leather strap and brown dial.
The watches were an instant classic. People all over the world couldn’t wait to get their hands on the impressive Sky-Dweller collection.
Two years later, 3 new Sky-Dweller models hit the scene, one of which was the reference 326139 that you see here.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller reference 326139 has an 18k white gold case with a black leather strap, white gold clasp, and black dial.
On the surface, the watch (pre-diamonds) has an understated, modern aesthetic that makes it a tremendously versatile watch. You could take it from a business meeting to a cocktail party without a second thought.
However, deep down, this watch is as luxurious as it gets, being crafted from solid gold. That’s the beauty of white gold, it’s pure understated-luxury.
Of course, this particular Rolex Sky-Dweller 326139 watch takes the ostentatious level from low-key to off the richter scale with a never-before-seen, fully iced out, exquisite micro-pave diamond flower setting. Thus, understated it is no more. But awesome it most definitely it. If you see this watch in person, your heart is sure to skip a beat. Its brilliance is almost unreal.
Anyway, before we talk more about the aftermarket micro-pave diamond flower setting customization, let’s discuss some of the key features of the Rolex Sky-Dweller.
Up until relatively recently, it almost seemed as if Rolex was wholeheartedly in opposition to larger watches, unlike much of the industry. Their sports watch collections never pushed past 40mm case sizes.
That is, until 2007 when the Yacht-Master II was released, and then the Deepsea the following year. Clearly, Rolex was finally ready to blow up the catalog a bit.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller ended up being the third most sizable watch Rolex has ever made.
At 42mm, which is already quite considerable, especially by Rolex standards, it actually wears even larger thanks to the robustly spaced yet sharply curved lugs.
What’s more, it’s pretty thick at 14.1 millimeters.
To top to off it, it’s not just big, it’s big and precious. The case is solid 18k white gold. A white gold that Rolex makes themselves at their own foundry. So you know it is of the highest quality.
All in all, this makes it one of the biggest Rolex watches you can buy. This thing has immense wrist presence, and that’s before it was completely iced out. Now, “immense” doesn’t even begin to describe this watch’s demeanor. Out of this world or “cosmic” would be a better descriptive.