Ask, and you shall receive, even if you must ask for 60 years.
In 2017, Rolex introduced in the Cellini collection an entirely new model, the Cellini Moonphase. This was the first moonphase complication from the brand since the 1950s.
In true Rolex fashion, this beautiful timepiece, driven by a self-winding mechanical movement, is astronomically accurate for 122 years, afterward requiring only a day’s worth of adjusting. Its white lacquer dial displays a blue enameled subdial at 6 o’clock. Therein, surrounded by a sea of stars, lies the new and full moon. A meteorite applique represents the latter.
At the top of this mini galaxy, hangs a gold indicator at 12 o’clock on the subdial. The date can be tracked around the circumference of the watch’s face with an extended blue hand holding a crescent moon tip. This placement pays homage to the last moonphase complications, introduced by the brand over half a century ago, still coveted by collectors.
Like all Rolex timepieces, the new Cellini Moonphase is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification, created by Rolex to exceed current watchmaking norms and standards. This designation means the Cellini Moonphase has been tested and retested by Rolex to maintain precision, waterproofness, power-reserve, and self-winding capability. The accuracy of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is more than twice that required of an official chronometer. This distinct and exclusive status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is reinforced by an international five-year guarantee.
A 39mm masterpiece set in an 18k Everose gold case, Rolex’s own patented alloy, fitted with a brown alligator leather strap and folding Crownclasp, also in Everose, the new Cellini Moonphase is entirely worth the wait.