Along with being the newest and most complicated Rolex models, the Sky-Dweller collection also houses some of the most expensive Rolex watches in the brand’s current catalog. Prices, of course, vary depending on whether the Sky-Dweller is purchased pre-owned or at retail–not to mention the price impact of material options. So, let’s dig in and investigate how much is a Rolex Sky-Dweller.
How Much Is A Rolex Sky-Dweller in Gold?
When Rolex first debuted the Sky-Dweller in 2012, it was exclusively available in 18k gold. Rolex did, however, offer the choice of yellow gold, white gold, or Everose gold. Initially, the Everose Sky-Dweller came fitted with a leather strap while the yellow gold and white gold Sky-Dwellers sported gold Oyster bracelets. Eventually, Rolex offered all gold Sky-Dweller watches with the choice of a metal bracelet or a leather strap.
Not only does the Sky-Dweller feature a large (for Rolex) case size measuring 42 mm, but it is also an automatic annual calendar watch with two time zones, a date window, and a month indicator. Given the Sky-Dweller’s precious metal construction, complex mechanics, and novelty to the market, these gold Rolex watches carry hefty price tags.
Below is a list outlining how much a gold Rolex Sky-Dweller costs at retail (MSRP) versus average price range in the secondary luxury watch market.
Yellow Gold Sky-Dweller ref. 326938 (Oyster Bracelet)
- MSRP: $46,150. Secondary Market: $37,000 – $44,000
Yellow Gold Sky-Dweller ref. 326138 (Leather Strap):
- MSRP: $38,150. Secondary Market: $26,000 – $36,000
Everose Gold Sky-Dweller ref. 326935 (Oyster Bracelet)
- MSRP: $48,850. Secondary Market: $39,500 – $49,000
Everose Gold Sky-Dweller ref. 326135 (Leather Strap)
- MSRP: $39,550. Secondary Market: $27,000 – $35,000
Rolex discontinued the white gold Sky-Dweller models around 2018, but below outlines what the retail prices were before production ceased compared to current prices in the secondary market.
White Gold Sky-Dweller ref. 326939 (Oyster Bracelet)
- Previous MSRP: $48,850. Secondary Market: $28,500 – $44,000
White Gold Sky-Dweller ref. 326139 (Leather Strap)
- Previous MSRP: $39,550. Secondary Market: $25,000 – $34,000
How Much Is A Rolex Sky-Dweller in Steel or Two-Tone?
In 2017, Rolex unveiled two new editions of the Sky-Dweller: a two-tone yellow gold and stainless steel (Yellow Rolesor) Sky-Dweller and a stainless steel Sky-Dweller with a white gold fluted bezel (White Rolesor). Both Rolesor (the term Rolex uses when combining steel and gold) Sky-Dweller editions are fitted with Oyster bracelets.
Thanks to the use of stainless steel on both models, the cost of entry into the Sky-Dweller owner’s club dropped significantly. Below is a list of how much a two-tone and steel Sky-Dweller costs at retail (MSRP) compared to the average price range in the secondary market.
Two-Tone Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Sky-Dweller ref. 326933
- MSRP: $17,150. Secondary Market: $16,000 – $20,000
Stainless Steel Sky-Dweller ref. 326934
- MSRP: $14,400. Secondary Market: $17,000 – $26,000
You will no doubt notice right away that the stainless steel Sky-Dweller 326934 is currently selling at a higher price point in the secondary market than its suggested retail price. This perfectly illustrates how the booming demand for stainless steel Rolex watches (of almost all kinds) is driving up value in the market.
In short, the quick answer to our initial question of how much is a Rolex Sky-Dweller is as follows. For gold Sky-Dweller models expect to pay $25,000 to $49,000; for two-tone Sky-Dweller watches expect to pay $16,000 to $20,000, and for stainless steel Sky-Dweller watches, expect to pay $14,400 to $26,000.
For more information on the most complicated watch currently in the Rolex catalog, watch our YouTube video on the history of the Rolex Sky-Dweller right here.