Throughout its history, Rolex has been more known for their sporty watches than their dressier counterparts. However, the Cellini line is the most stylistically adventurous collection of watches from the Swiss brand. During the 1970s, the Cellini was Rolex’s aesthetic playground, where the company tried out almost every geometric shape known to man. Today, the Cellini collection offers the only moonphase display of any Rolex.
The Rolex Cellini line of timepieces was discontinued for several years, but was reintroduced in 2014 with revamped models. The Cellini Moonphase model, ref. 50535, is one of the most coveted, with its voguish feel and good investment value. Aside from its appearance, the model is also mechanically self-winding, which makes it perfect for the wrist of any Harry Potter fan.
The date display on Rolex Cellini models is positioned at the three o’clock position, with a small hand that sweeps across the subdial. The style of this watch blends elegance and practicality. The Cellini Date is known for its elegant design. Its simple layout and contrasting hands make it a stylish addition to any wardrobe. Although the Cellini Date is considered an affordable watch, it can cost upwards of $5,000.
Second time zone
The Cellini line from Rolex has three models, including the Dual Time, which is the first watch by Rolex to feature a second time zone. While this is not the same as a GMT complication, the Cellini Dual Time is still a sophisticated and modern watch with an innovative take on a useful complication. This is a great watch for frequent travellers. In addition to the Dual Time complication, the Cellini features an additional day and night indicator on the sub-dial. Its day-night indicator shows the sun and moon when the second time zone is night or day.
The plain Rolex Cellini three-hands is a classic and slim timepiece designed to appeal to the mainstream audience. The dials are either plain black lacquered or are decorated with flames of glory. This watch also has a date window at 3 o’clock. It is made of 18-carat white gold and Everose gold. The caseback is also devoid of text and is polished and rounded.
The Cellini Moonphase Ref. 50535 is a classic moon phase watch with a white dial. It features a brown alligator strap with an 18k Everose gold deployant buckle. While it is not as beautiful as the moon phase version, it has many appealing qualities. The white dial is complemented by blued hands and applied indexes. The brown alligator strap features a Crownclasp folding clasp.