Rolex is a well-known watch brand and has been recognized and loved by many for its high reputation of excellent quality. Rolex is low-key but has its own special charm. It stands head and shoulders above any competition. There are many different Rolex models, many of which belong to a series. For example, in addition to the better-known Submariner, Daytona, and Datejust series, there is also this fresh little gem known as the Cellini Prince. Perhaps you know very little about this watch, so let’s come to understand this lesser known Cellini Rolex watch together!
The Cellini Rolex does not have as many of what are considered the classic elements of Rolex as some of the others. The delicate disk, the classical square case, and even the tone of the literature all seemed to have little to do with Rolex. This watch can be said to be the least “Rolexy”of the Rolexes. It is for this reason that the Cellini stands out as being unique. In 2014, Rolex launched the exciting new Cellini series, which meant the end of the previous Cellini Prince.
Rolex has always insisted on being pragmatic, and generally does not like fancy but useless gimmicks. The Rolex company also likes to cultivate the Rolex brand spirit and reputation, both internally and externally. This includes exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship, a powerful movement, and quality test procedures at all levels of manufacture, making each watch a work of art. The Rolex watch is externally very low-key, its outstanding qualities being hidden on the inside, so that the wearing experience shocks the wearer again and again. The little-known Cellini Rolex not only looks different from other Rolexes on the topside, it also has a transparent backing. Cellini is the only Rolex that has this feature. If you are loyal to the Rolex brand, then you surely understand that this is the most intimate of the Rolex watch features.
The design of most Rolexes make it impossible for us to see the exquisiteness of its internal craftsmanship, but the Cellini is the exception. The Cellini finally satisfies our curiosity. We can see the polished movement, and the decorative pattern on the movement is coordinated with the surface of the disk. This coordination was a characteristic of the relaunch of the Cellini series, and makes it perfect visually, with a very gentlemanly appearance.
The 2015 Cellini Prince has five models to choose from, and is made of three different materials- an Everose gold, gold, and three platinum models ( The platinum models have a face plate diamond), and then there are two regular models. They all have the same case shape profile, but the details are different. The golden section is a Parisian nail veneer; the white gold section has a concentric circular face plate, a radiant dial plate, and even more unique: the inverted movement decoration coordinates with the disk!
Rolex was founded in 1905 by Hans Wildorf. One of the first Rolex models to be released, in 1928, was the Cellini Prince. The earliest Cellini Prince was a square watch, which used a three-pin design. The round faced Rolexes that we have now come to know and love were not popular at that time.
Although the birth of the Rolex Cellini Prince watch was very early in Rolex’s long history, production of this watch line was then interrupted until the the 1940s. The earliest two watches of the Cellini series were the Ref.1343 and the Ref.971, respectively, all of which featured the Aegler877 manual rectangular movement with a power reserve of more than two days and a large screw balance. With gold sleeves, ruby bearings, and fine grinding process, the layout is very beautiful.
The Prince Watch, launched in 2005, is now part of the Cellini collection. In contrast to the previous Prince watches, this newly introduced watch was designed for the first time with a transparent bottom, see-through design. The overall shape remained unchanged, but the Art Deco style is preserved, making it look even more beautiful.
Just after the original Rolex Cellini was launched, one Rolex official predicted that this watch would sell like hot cakes, similar to the Daytona series. Regrettably, this prediction has not come to fruition. Regardless of initial collector optimism, it eventually became a Rolex minority watch known only to a few people. Frustratingly, production of the original Rolex Cellini has ceased, and the latest Rolex Cellini series has become unrecognizable and different from previous models.
Although the Prince Cellini is not as hot as other series, it was indeed an indispensable part of Rolex’s development. Even though it was only known to a small number of people, sales have been so-so, perhaps too expensive, and the style was too biased towards literature and art, it was still a viable member of the Rolex family. This watch has extraordinary features, and the market also developed its own replica. So If you like this watch, but are leery of the price tag, then perhaps a high quality replica is for you. With the development of, and investment into, technology, the current replica is very good, not only in appearance, but in performance as well. The replicas are very difficult to distinguish from the authentic watches, and are an enchanting possibility for less affluent watch lovers.
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