Rolex is a brand that is synonymous with quality and prestige. It’s a high-end luxury watch brand that excels in its commitment to providing its consumer base with exceptional materials, design, and workmanship. The Cellini collection is a family of watches inspired by the great artist of the Italian Renaissance, Benvenuto Cellini. Each model in the collection is refined and sophisticated with luxurious materials and lines. Here are the five best Rolex Cellini models that money can buy.
5. Rolex Cellini Moonphase Price: $26,750
The Moonphase is a lovely and sophisticated model with a case made of 18k purity Everose gold with a polished finish. The width is 39 mm for a comfortable fit around the wrist. The crown is a screw-down type in a flared design featuring the Rolex emblem. The bezel is a double type that is stylized with fluted edges and a domed sapphire crystal cover. The combined crown, case, and crystal give the timepiece water resistance to 165 feet. The Cellini Moonphase has a white dial with sword-style hands and applied hour markers, also in Everose gold. The moon phase indicator in blue is set at the 6 o’clock position. This watch is powered with a Rolex in-house caliber 3195 perpetual, mechanical, self-winding movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. Functions include center hour, minute, and seconds with moon phase and date supplied by the center hand. The strap is made of tobacco leather with a folding crown clasp closure.
4. Rolex Cellini Cestello 18K Rose Gold #9576 Price: $6,990
The Cestello is an exquisite vintage member of the Cellini collection. The case is 33 mm in diameter and made of 18k yellow gold. It’s a small size for a men’s watch, which adds to the reduction in weight and greater comfort on the arm. The dial is silver with raised gold baton hour markers with high legibility thanks to the wonderful contrast. The dial is protected with an acrylic crystal lens. The movement is a Rolex 650 caliber manual winding style with hours, minutes, and seconds functions. The strap is made of black lizard leather with a tang style buckle closure, and the hardware is also made of 18k yellow gold material. The Cestello is a model that is no longer in production but it is still a classic favorite in the Cellini line, available primarily in the used market.
3. Rolex Cellini Dual Time Price: $16,950
The Cellini Dual Time is a vintage model from yesteryear, but one of the best models ever produced by Rolex. The 2016 model has held its value remarkably well in the used luxury watch market, or as others prefer, the pre-owned market. Model number 50529 features a case made of 18k white gold material with a width of 39 mm. The dial is silver in a light tone that provides a lighter background that highlights the applied white gold indices and hands with just enough contrast for good legibility to tell the time at a glance. The dual time subdial is set at the 6 o’clock position on the dial. This watch is powered with a self-winding automatic Rolex movement with hours, minutes, seconds, and dual-time functions. Rolex no longer offers new versions of this model. It is becoming rarer over time but is still found occasionally. The Rolex Cellini Dual Time will remain one of the best Cellini models of all time.
2. Rolex Cellini Date Price: $17,900
The Rolex Cellini Date is a current model that is offered new from Rolex as a 2021 model. This sophisticated timepiece features a case made of 18k Everose gold with a polished finish. It measures 39 mm in width. The bezel is a double style with a fluted edge, capped with a domed sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratching and scuffing. The crown is a screw-down winding style with a flared feature and the Role emblem. This watch is water-resistant to 165 feet. It is powered by a mechanical, self-winding, perpetual Rolex caliber 3165 movement. The oscillator is a paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring type that delivers antimagnetic protection. Functions are center hour, minute, second, and instantaneous date with rapid setting and stop-seconds for precision time setting. The power reserve is 48 hours. The leather strap is tobacco leather with an 18 k Everose gold buckle style clasp.
1. Rolex Cellini Cellinium /6 Price: $13,950
The Role Cellini Celinium /6 is a vintage model that was produced as a 2005-2006 model in Switzerland. This reference is a dressy men’s watch that is currently only available on the pre-owned market. The case is made of precious platinum with a 38 mm diameter and a polished finish. The color of the dial is a striking blue with wonderfully contrasting indices/hour markers in 18k platinum material. The colors of the dial and indices are wonderfully complementary. They offer exceptional legibility for telling time at a glance. The screw-down style winding crown has the signature Rolex emblem. A wide double bezel encircles the dial with a polished finish. This watch is water-resistant to 30 meters. An in-house Rolex movement powers this watch. It is a manual winding style. The functions are time-only with hours, minutes, and seconds. The strap is genuine alligator leather in black. The hardware for the buckle is platinum. It is a deployant style buckle closure. The Rolex Cellini Cellinium /6 is no longer available through the Rolex website. it is a collectible variant with a limited number of pieces available in the platinum edition of the timepiece. The watch has held its value respectably since its release more than a decade ago.