Hey, sell me the white shark diver and you are one step closer to that $42k! :-DI'll tell ya, IMO anyway, that watch is much cooler than it's initially getting credit for. Almost without fail, new Rolex offerings straight outta the gates get knee-jerk criticisms, both harsh and dismissive, and then later inevitably have a fiercely loyal following. A company like Rolex faces almost impossible expectation from people with any and every release,even a mild refresh. Respecting heritage, and forward thinking leaves waaaay to much room for interpretation, in both aesthetic design and engineering. And, of course, some will never 'get it'. Great thing about there being lots of watches in Rolex's line, and lots of of other makers for that matter, plenty other stuff out there id this ain't your cup 'o tea. But, that seemingly 'for show only' bezel actually working multi-fuction-mechanically in concert with the crown and internals, all the while remaining remarkably true to the fixed fluted bezel look, I for one, am impressed.
I too, admittedly, had hoped for a much sportier watch. A pilot or travel piece I envisioned more along the lines of a beefed up GMT Master, think: Submariner vs. DeepSea. I imagined a 42mm or larger, white-dialed pilot, with a more diver-seque white ceramic bezel, and some kind of advanced GMT integration on the dial. So, seems I was half right. And yeah, that imaginary watch would have hit my sweet spots and pried my wallet open pretty easily. I'll certainly won't be purchasing one of these, it's just not for me. Heck, even it was, just the $42K price-tag of the Sky Dweller takes me right out of the equation. But again, I can't help applaud what is quite possibly the new Rolex Flagship.
My taste or not, I think it's pretty cool. Anyway, that's my 2¢ Flame suit on, let me have it