Saturday, April 1, 2017

Rolex Cellini Moonphase

At Baselworld 2017, Rolex unveiled a new model from its Cellini collection, the Cellini Moonphase, featuring an exclusive display of the lunar cycle.

Dressed in an 18 ct Everose gold case measuring 39mm diameter, the Cellini Moonphase has a white lacquer dial with a blue enameled disc at 6 o’clock showing the full moon and the new moon, the former depicted by a meteorite applique and the latter by a silver ring. The moonphase is read via the indicator set at 12 o’clock on the subdial, as the full moon and new moon rotate through the lunar cycle.
The Cellini Moonphase also displays the date around the circumference of the dial, via a centre hand with a crescent moon at its tip. This new model is driven by a self-winding mechanical movement entirely manufactured by Rolex, whose patented moonphase module is astronomically accurate for 122 years. The Cellini Moonphase is fitted on a brown alligator leather strap with a folding Crown clasp in 18 ct Everose gold, a first for a Cellini model.
The Cellini collection celebrates the eternal elegance of traditional timepieces with a contemporary touch. It combines Rolex’s high standards of perfection with an approach that heightens watchmaking heritage in its most timeless form. The lines are sober and refined, the materials noble, the finishings meticulous. Every detail respects the codes of the art of watchmaking.
Like all Rolex watches, the new Cellini Moonphase is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that the watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watch making norms and standards.
The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical details
Model: Cellini Moonphase

Case
Diameter: 39 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold, polished finish
Bezel: Double, domed and fluted
Case back: Domed, screw-down
Winding crown: Screw-down, flared, with Rolex emblem
Crystal: Domed sapphire, double anti-reflective coating
Water-proofness: 50 metres (165 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3195, Manufacture Rolex
Self-winding mechanical movement
Precision: −2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Rolex overcoil
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Moonphase at 6 o’clock
Date display via centre hand

Dial
Colour: White lacquer
Blue moonphase disc, enamelled
Full moon in meteorite, rhodium plated
Silver new moon and stars, pad printed
Hour markers: 18 ct pink gold
Hands: 18 ct pink gold

Strap
Material: Brown alligator leather
Clasp: Adjustable folding Crown clasp in 18 ct Everose gold

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