The Cellini collection was first brought back in 2014, but only minor changes have been made since them. Well, 2017 is the year where we finally see a moonphase complication come back at Rolex, something fans have been waiting for since the 1950s. Seriously.
And, as you’d expect from cheap replica Rolex watches UK, this modern take is not “just” a moonphase complication, it’s astronomically accurate for 122 years. In many ways, this Cellini Moonphase is the rightful heir of the mega references 6062 and 8171, and we couldn’t wait to see it in the metal.
Let’s be frank – since its re-launch in 2014, the Cellini has been the sleeper collection at Rolex. Not that there is anything wrong with Cellini, but Rolex’s excellent tool watches in the Oyster collection definitely overshadow the dressier collection. Historically though, Rolex has offered its fair share of elegant timepieces, some even ultra-slim watches back in the day. In two rare occasions for the reference 6062 and 8171, luxury replica cheap Rolex watches UK created triple calendars with moonphase. And, truthfully, those pieces will make any auction room go nuts, as they were only produced for a handful of years in the early 1950s and are as rare as it gets.
Therefore, bringing the moonphase back is a clear indication from Rolex that there’s ambition for the Cellini collection. But it is not only a sweet-looking complication, its cycles are said to be correct for the next 122 years and then will only need one day’s worth of correcting. In addition, the date can be read on the external track of the dial, exactly like on the vintage reference 6062 and 8171. Again, Rolex being Rolex, the automatic movement caliber 3195 is chronometer-certified and comes with a five-year guarantee. As you had already guessed, water-resistance is not the focus of this watch, and the 39mm rose gold case has a limited 50-meter waterproofness.
The white lacquer dial shows that no expense was spared in dressing up the Cellini, and the same can be said about the moonphase disc, which has an enamel treatment. The lunar cycle is represented by the new moon (the empty silver ring you see at the bottom) and the full moon (the beautiful meteorite disc up top). And of course you also get the pretty star field in between the two moons. The thin, blued hands allow you to read the date on the periphery, and both complications are set by a pusher placed on the case at eight o’clock, much like you can see in the vintage reference 6062 and 8171 (they do have more adjustments pushers but in all fairness they both display a triple calendar, with date and month).
The new Cellini Moonphase in Everose is priced at $26,750. For more, visit replica Rolex online.