BASELWORLD 2017:

Rolex Cellini Moonphase Features Patented Module, Meteorite Appliqué


At Baselworld 2017, Rolex was not only plumbing the depths with its 1,220-meter-water-resistant Sea-Dweller; it was also casting its gaze heavenward at the moon and stars with the newest model in its elegantly appointed Cellini collection, the Rolex Cellini Moonphase — a watch that features a patented, astronomical moon-phase function, a meteorite-appliqué moon, and an Everose gold case.

Rolex Cellini Moonphase - angle
Rolex Cellini Moonphase – angle

The 39-mm case of the Rolex Cellini Moonphase is made from Everose gold, a proprietary alloy that mixes gold, copper, and a touch of platinum, and sports a polished finish. It features the double-domed, fluted bezel that is a hallmark of the Cellini collection, a domed, solid screw-down caseback; a domed sapphire crystal with nonreflective coating on both sides; and a screw-down crown for a water-resistance of 60 meters. Its white lacquered dial — swept over by rose gold hands and punctuated by rose-gold hour appliqués — opens up at the 6 o’clock position to reveal a blue enameled disk displaying the full moon (represented visually by a round fragment of rhodium-plated meteorite applied to the disk), the new moon (represented by a thin, silver ring), and a field of stars. The pointer at the 12 o’clock position on this subdial points tothe correct moon-phase as the two moons rotate through the lunar cycle.

Rolex Cellini Moonphase disk CU
Rolex Cellini Moonphase disk CU

Along with the phase of the moon (and the time), this watch displays the date with a crescent-tipped blued hand pointing to a 1 -through-31 scale printed around the dial’s circumference. The movement driving all of these functions is Rolex’s manufacture Caliber 3195, with a patented module for the moon-phase indication, which is engineered to be astronomically accurate for 122 years. The self-winding movement has 31 jewels, oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph, and carries approximately 48 hours of power reserve when fully wound. It features numerous Rolex-developed technical innovations, including a paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring with Rolex overcoil and a high-performance Paraflex shock-absorption system.

Rolex Cellini Moonphase - side
Rolex Cellini Moonphase – side

The Rolex Cellini Moonphase — somewhat astoundingly, the first Rolex watch with a moon-phase produced since the 1950s — is mounted on a brown alligator leather strap, with Rolex’s adjustable folding “Crownclasp” in 18k Everose gold to match the case. Like all Rolex watches since 2015, it is covered by the brand’s Superlative Chronometer certification, indicating that the fully assembled watch has passed a battery of tests of its precision, power reserve, water-resistance, and self-winding efficiency. The final cased watch is guaranteed an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day, a rate more than twice what is required of a COSC-certified chronometer. The watch is priced at $26,750 and carries an international five-year guarantee.

Rolex Cellini Moonphase - soldier
Rolex Cellini Moonphase – soldier

 

Scroll down to see some live photos we snapped of the Cellini Moonphase during Baselworld 2017.

Rolex Cellini Moonphase - Baselworld 2017
Rolex Cellini Moonphase - Baselworld 2017
Rolex Cellini Moonphase - Baselworld 2017
15 Responses to “Rolex Cellini Moonphase Features Patented Module, Meteorite Appliqué”

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  1. Tom Schumann

    I am always surprised how Rolex manages to manufacture watches that are not beautiful

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  2. Sam Reed

    Beautiful but too small for my current tastes. I have a 40mm rose gold Portuguese with black face that is as small as I care to own. But this is a beautiful watch for smaller wrists. Would look good on my wife but she does not appreciate fine watches.

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  3. Mike Folks

    39mm is very wearable for both Men and Women,I can see a Female CEO,shooting her cuff to show off this beautiful watch at a meeting.

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  4. Perfect size, however, I would like to see this watch in stainless steel along with a variety of different color options for the face of the watch which would make it more affordable….say around $8,000.00 dollars.

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  5. How much is this watch. I fancy watches and I have bought a number of them . Waiting for your correspondence

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  6. Debashish

    Rolex Cellini Moonphase is a stunning watch and I am certain that this will be on the wish list of many a Rolex lover.

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  7. Mike Folks

    39mm is very wearable by both Men and Women, I’d imagine a Female CEO,shooting her cuff at a meeting to show it off.

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  8. James Malenfant

    Rolex makes a million watches a year. $26,000? NO. $5,000 maybe. I fail to see why this magazine refuses to acknowledge American, or Japanese watches. I am into Bulova watches, and will match my Marine Stars, or Precisionists, with a Rolex, or Omega, any day. i like to wear my watches, and if i was in a room with Russian, or Latin American, oligarchs, they would all want to see my Spaceview. If you check the history of Bulova, you will find that they have many more technological innovations than any other watchmaker. One of the coolest watches i own, and i own many, is a Seiko, Alba Spooner Wired watch. it was $39.95 on Ebay, and is just as cool as the Bulova. Quartz watches have rendered mechanical watches obsolete. I am currently looking at, and will buy, the Bulova Precisionist 98b225. It is only $800, and $450, new in the box, on Ebay. I am going to try the magazine, but if I don’t see watches that people actually wear, I won’t buy the magazine again. Nothing made in Europe is superior to Bulova. Have a great day!

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  9. Dr. Noel F. Woods

    I lost my feeling for Rolex, when my Rolex Day Date 18ct with a President bracelet was returned
    to the maintenance department of Rolex on a monthly basis for time adjustment, perhaps they
    have made better movements?
    Dr. Noel F. Woods

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