The Rolex Cellini collection has a history dating back to the 1960s, but was re-imagined as recently as 2014. Named after the Italian Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini, the line fuses classic aesthetics and precious materials with modern technology. Today, it is the brand’s main collection of true formal dress watches.
At Baselworld 2017, Rolex unveiled a brand new addition to cheap rolex air king watches the Cellini family, in the form of the Cellini Moonphase, which, as the name suggests, displays the different phases of the lunar cycle. Here, we take a closer look at the latest addition and examine what else it has to offer.
Water resistance is guaranteed for 50 meters, or 165 feet, while the watch has a 48 hour power reserve.
In terms of materials, the Ref. 50535 features an 18k Everose gold case, which measures 39mm in diameter. The model’s hands and indices, meanwhile, are made from pink gold, and the strap is made from brown alligator leather. Finally, in a first for the Cellini collection, the folding Crownclasp is also crafted from 18k Everose gold.
Visually, the Cellini Moonphase has much in common with other releases in the collection since 2014. However, its defining aesthetic feature is the presence of a moonphase indicator at the 6 o’clock position, which cycles through the eight different stages of the lunar cycle, Rolex Cellini 39 mm 18 ct Everose gold polished finish 50535 showing both the full moon and new moon.
The watch has a white lacquer dial, providing a very clean appearance, while the date is displayed around the circumference of the dial, indicated by a fourth central hand, which is distinguished from the hour, minute and second hands by its blue color and crescent moon-shaped tip.
The Cellini Moonphase Ref. 50535 is powered by an in-house self-winding mechanical movement, the Calibre 3195, which is Superlative Chronometer certified, guaranteeing precision to -2/+2 seconds per day, after casing. The moonphase indicator is also said to be astronomically accurate for more than 120 years.