In Basel Rolex presented a new elegant Cellini collection. But why wait so long? The Cellini was a sleeping beauty. When I saw the watches I said to my self: So it really was high time for that kiss to wake them up. For a Rolex customer seeking for a more elegant wristwatch the Cellini is a real alternative to an Oyster. The three Cellini´s look great and whatever style you prefer you can choose in-between a simple three hand version, a version with a pointer date or a second zonetime indication.
The new Cellini watches are only available in 18-carat white or Everose gold cast by Rolex in its own foundry. The round shape case has a classic diameter of 39 mm.
Rolex explains: “That diameter is a mark of tradition, while the refined lugs, the polished finish and the double bezel – one domed and the second delicately fluted – add a touch of distinction. An emblematic Rolex feature, this fluting is also present on the case back, serving to screw it down. The case back is domed as in bygone eras. The flared shape of the screw-down crown highlights the refined aesthetics of the Cellini.”
The Cellini dials also bear witness to Rolex know-how and tradition. They are either lacquered or embellished with a black or a silver-plated classic “rayon flammé de la gloire” guilloche motif and adorned with gold applique hour markers. The layout of the dials is determined by the watches’ different functions, dividing the collection into three families. The Cellini Time models are the quintessential expression of a watchmaking classic, the guardian of hours, minutes and seconds. The Cellini Date models add a date function via a hand on a small sub-dial, blending practicality and elegance. Finally, the Cellini Dual Time models indicate the time in two time zones simultaneously and feature an elegant sun and moon day/night indicator in an aperture on the sub-dial for the second zonetime.
All new Cellini models feature a self-winding mechanical movement entirely manufactured by Rolex Manufacture, the movements are COSC-certified chronometer and equipped with the Blue Parachrom hairspring with Breguet- overcoil. The calibres balance wheel oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour, meaning a frequency of 4Hz. The watches are available only with shiny black or brown alligator leather straps, stitched, remborded and with an 18-carat gold buckle. The cases are waterproof up to 50 meters.
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