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

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