The gravitational pull which Rolex exerts upon visitors to Baselworld fair is a visible phenomenon. You can observe the crowd enter through the turnstiles and slowly succumb to a subtle yet inexorable pull towards the Rolex booth. This year the crowned giant gave their fans something that hasn’t been seen since the 1950s – a moonphase complication.
The Cellini collection re-emerged in 2014 and has been an elegant alternative to Rolex’s ever popular and sportier tool watches. Now the Cellini line really comes into the spotlight with this sublime moonphase watch. Instantly eye-catching, the white lacquer dial contrasts beautifully with the blue enamelled disc at 6 o’clock. A meteorite applique is used to depict the full moon and the new moon is shown by a delicate silver ring.
As with all Rolex watches, the new Cellini Moonphase has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards – the Superlative Chronometer certification which Rolex launched in 2015.
Housed in a 39mm case of 18 carat Everose gold, this stellar timepiece is astronomically accurate for 122 years.
By: Nick Rice