Rolex is introducing a new model in its Cellini collection, the Cellini Moonphase, featuring an exclusive display of the lunar cycle.
ROLEX IS INTRODUCING A NEW MODEL IN ITS CELLINI COLLECTION, THE CELLINI MOONPHASE, FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE DISPLAY OF THE LUNAR CYCLE. THE 39MM CELLINI MOONPHASE IS OFFERED IN 18CT EVEROSE GOLD.
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. It 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 watchmaking norms and standards.
OYSTER PERPETUAL YACHT-MASTER 40
Rolex is also introducing a gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, its emblematic nautical watch. In 18ct Everose
The Cellini collection celebrates the eternal elegance of traditional timepieces with a contemporary touch.
gold with a black gloss finish dial, it features a bidirectional rotatable bezel adorned with multi-colour sapphires, green tsavorites, and a triangular diamond at 12 o’clock. Waterproof, precise and reliable, the Yacht-Master 40 embodies the privileged ties between Rolex and the world of sailing that stretch back to the 1950s. This version is equipped with the innovative, elastomer Oysterflex bracelet developed and patented by Rolex.
The Yacht-Master 40’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100m (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness. Its characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18ct Everose gold. Its fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown is protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case. Fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system, the crown screws down securely against the case, providing watertight security akin to a submarine’s hatch. The crystal, with a
Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Yacht-Master 40’s highprecision movement.
The Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with calibre 3135, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.
OYSTER PERPETUAL YACHT-MASTER II
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II is built for yachting competition and performance. It is a regatta chronograph dedicated to experienced sailors and yachting enthusiasts alike.
For the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II, Rolex devised a new and unique horological complication: a programmable countdown with a mechanical memory and on-the-fly synchronization designed specifically for the start sequence of regattas. The technical complexity of the Yacht-Master II is masked by its simplicity of use and its excellent legibility, now enhanced by a new dial and new hands characteristic of Rolex Professional models. The complex challenges were addressed in such a way as to ensure legendary Rolex reliability and preserve the distinctive aesthetics of the Oyster collection.
The first technical challenge posed by the Yacht- Master II was to devise a countdown display that remains legible at a glance in the heat of the action at the start of a regatta. The Yacht- Master II displays elapsed seconds via a centre hand, as on a traditional chronograph. The minutes of the countdown are indicated by a red-triangle-tipped hand on a scale graduated from 10 to 0 (with markers for the half minutes); this display occupies threequarters of the circumference of the dial.
The second challenge lay in the fact that the duration of an official regatta countdown can vary from race to race. Therefore, the watch countdown must also be adaptable. Rolex engineers devoted 35,000 hours to developing this complication, which took the form of a new movement, calibre 4161. Based on the chronograph calibre 4130, developed in 2000 for the Cosmograph Daytona, the 4161 includes an additional, innovative mechanism that enables the countdown to be reprogrammed with a choice of duration from 10 minutes to one minute. This programming can, furthermore, be mechanically “memorized”, so that at reset the hand returns to the same duration for the next countdown.
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 features a bidirectional rotatable bezel adorned with multi-colour sapphires
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015
The 39mm Cellini Moonphase is offered in 18ct Everose gold and featuring an exclusive display of the lunar cycle
Rolex Cellini Moonphase
Rolex devised a new and unique horological complication for the new Oyster Perpetual YachtMaster II
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II is a regatta chronograph dedicated to experienced sailors and yachting enthusiasts alike