rolex cellini moonphase closeup



As our satellite travels along its orbit, it shows different shapes from crescent to full moon. Rolex delicately recreates the process.

Cellini. While the name pays homage to a talented sculptor of the Italian Renaissance, it also recalls a romantic opera composed by Berlioz in the 19th century. So, what could be more natural than combining a classic watch made by Rolex with watchmaking’s most poetic complication, the moonphase? The 39mm-wide case is machined in a gold, copper and titanium alloy called Everose and houses a delicate white enamelled dial of great simplicity. At 6 o’clock, an enamelled blue disc with a fine intensity stands out. In a starry sky, the full moon, represented with applied chapters made from meteorite, and the new moon alternate cycle after cycle. The self-winding mechanical movement in the Cellini Moonphase powers a mechanism with an astronomical accuracy of 122 years.

rolex cellini moonphase closeup

With a power reserve of 48 hours, the calibre 3195 deploys its energy so that the rose gold hour, minute and seconds hands keep time with ultimate precision. It also drives a central blue hand adorned with a crescent moon tip showing the date on the dial rim.

This traditional and refined piece comes with a brown alligator leather strap with an adjustable in-house rose-gold folding Crownclasp. Like all the watches stamped with the Rolex crown, the Cellini Moonphase has the Superlative Chronometer certification, a guarantee of performance and robustness.

Price: €24,550

By Dan Diaconu