The Rolex Cellini is a classically inspired watch that often goes unnoticed by serious collectors and aficionados. In recent years, however, the Cellini has seen a resurgence in popularity. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most iconic Cellini models, and see which one you should own. This list may surprise you, but you’ll be glad you read it!
Rolex Cellini Time
This Rolex Cellini Time boasts an automatic self-winding movement with a COSC certified Parachrom hairspring and Bidirectional self-winding via a Perpetual rotor. The case is made of 18K rose gold and features a double-fluted, diamond bezel. It features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a black dial with a raised polished rose gold baton and diamond hour markers.
The dial is an elegant expression of a three-handed watch. The Cellini Time’s central hour/minute/seconds hand indicates the local time, while the small sub-dial at six o’clock displays the time in another time zone. It also includes a day/night indicator and a small window that shows either the sun or the moon. If you want a more complex watch, the Cellini Dual Time is a good choice, with its two time zones and day/night indicator.
Rolex Cellini Moonphase
If you have ever had a look at a Rolex Cellini, you might wonder how its Moonphase is different from a typical model. Interestingly, the Cellini Moonphase actually has some similarities to its predecessor. It features a lance-shaped hand that ends with a sharp point. It also has a very thin hour marker. This makes it easy to tell the time, but you’ll probably have to visualize it to see its true nature.
The Moonphase of Rolex Cellini has a difficult sapphire crystal that most luxury brands use, but this one is especially tough. Made from aluminum oxide, sapphire crystal is also difficult to scratch and has the same rigidity as sapphire stones. The sapphire crystal in this watch is also very reflective, making it a great choice for people who don’t want to wear a bulky watch.
Rolex Cellini Prince
The automatic Rolex Cellini Prince features an 18K rose gold double-fluted bezel, a Parachrom hairspring, and Bidirectional self-winding via the Perpetual rotor. This elegant timepiece features an 18K rose gold round case that is 39 mm in diameter. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal makes it easy to read time with a glance. The black dial is accented with a polished rose gold baton and diamond hour markers.
The most popular model in the Cellini Prince line was the Ref. 5440, which was made in yellow gold when that color was out-of-date. This model was discontinued in 2015, however, and its predecessor, the Cellini Prince, still has its loyal following. Today, the Cellini Prince line features four different models with varying themes and aesthetics. The designs are not generic but rather unique and crafted with the utmost attention to detail.