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Those who look for an elegant Rolex will surely feel attracted to the Cellini. The watches in this line have the same exterior and interior virtues as the famous Oyster models, but due to their rather understated appearances, they are recognizable only at second glance as products of the manufactory that Hans Wilsdorf founded in 1905. The more recent history of the Cellini for the wrist is influenced, on the one hand, by the rectangular Prince from 2005, which was a reinterpretation of the homonymous elongated watch, a classic for decades. Rolex premiered three new Cellini models at the watch fair in Basel in 2014. This trio expresses outstandingly well what the unchallenged number one of officially tested wristwatch chronometers understands of a classically minimalistic look on the forearm. This includes a round 39 mm case that’s water-resistant to five bar paired with a double bezel with fine fluting on the outside and smooth cambering on the inside. Dials boasting the rayons flammés de la gloire radial guilloche pattern attract appreciative gazes. The puristic Cellini Time, Cellini Date with date display at 3 o’clock, and the cosmopolitan Cellini Dual Time are now joined in 2017 by the impossible-to-oversee Cellini Moonphase. Rolex’s technicians devised something truly extraordinary to indicate the phases of earth’s nearest celestial neighbor: a blue enameled disc at the 6 o’clock position depicts the full moon as a meteorite appliqué. Opposite it, a white circle represents the new moon. An arrow serves as an aid in orientation. A patented drive powered by self-winding, chronometer- certified manufacture Caliber 3195 keeps the lunar indicator from erring by more than one day every 122 years. A hand bearing a crescent moon on its tip indicates the date. Like all Rolex watches, this Cellini is a “Superlative Chronometer.” Rolex’s worldwide guarantee promises that it will continue to function perfectly for five years.


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