Today we are living in a world where 44mm watches are the norm. This amazes me because only ten years ago, 40mm was just becoming the norm. I honestly can’t wear smaller than 47 mm watch, especially on a strap.
Yesterday, April 11, 2014, I was catching The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and I spotted Jimmy’s first guest, Academy Award Winner, Nicolas Cage, wearing the 18KYG Rolex Sky-Dweller.
For those of you who don’t know, Nicolas Cage stands 6ft tall in height. The Rolex 18KYG Sky-Dweller is 42 mm in size and I got to say it looks totally proportionate to his height and build and he is not a small guy.
I think there is something to be said about wearing a 42mm watch on a bracelet. It’s the perfect size and it doesn’t look cartoonish. However, for some reason, those proportions change in my opinion when your wearing a watch on a strap. A watch on a bracelet for this most part has some girth to it and can look chunky, so it’s important when you are wearing a watch on a bracelet, you choose wisely.
Technical Specs of the 18KYG Rolex Sky-Dweller
Oyster, 42 mm, yellow gold
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
18 ct yellow gold
Fluted, bidirectional rotatable Rolex Ring Command
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens (2.5x) over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, dual time zones, annual calendar
9001, Manufacture Rolex
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. 24-hour display on off-centre disc. Second time zone. Instantaneous annual calendar at 3 o’clock and rapid-setting of the date. Month display via 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Oyster, flat three-piece links
18 ct yellow gold
Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension linkl