The classical Rolex : Elefance and Nobility time
Its simple, clear dial pays tribute to the timeless codes of classic watchmaking, while reinterpreting them with an elegant modernity. Faceted and shaped like a two-edged sword, the hands count off each second, each minute and each hour with the full precision of the self-winding chronometer movement at the heart of this prestigious timepiece.
Rolex presents the new Cellini collection, a contemporary celebration of classicism and the eternal elegance of traditional timepieces. This new collection combines the best of Rolex know-how and its 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 luxurious: every detail respects the codes of the art of watchmaking. But, this new collection is not suspended in an idealized past. Like the Italian Renaissance – one of whose most admired artists, Benvenuto Cellini, goldsmith and sculptor to the popes, inspired the name of the collection – the Rolex Cellini models mark a return to the sources of classicism, reinterpreting it in perfect harmony with their time.
Everything about this watch is elegance, classic lines, and almost has a sense of nobility. I can’t help but compare it to the Datejust and think, “this is what it looks like when a Datejust grows up.” The lugs aren’t dissimilar, and the bezel is narrow, leaving more dial to gaze at. At 39mm, I feel like it’s the perfect size without being too large or too small by today’s standards.
The new Swiss Rolex Cellini collection celebrates the most fascinating and exalting facets of watchmaking tradition. Here, elegance and nobility are absolute. The cases are available exclusively in 18 ct white or Everose gold cast by Rolex in its own foundry. Their round shape and classic 39 mm diameter are marks of tradition, while the refined lugs, the polished finish and the double bezel – one domed and the second delicately fluted – add a touch of distinction. The dials also bear witness to know-how and tradition. They are either lacquered or embellished with a black or a silver-plated classic “Rayon flammé de la gloire” guilloche motif, and adorned with gold applique hour markers.