It must be said that I have gotten a lot of flak for my apparent dislike of Rolex cellini moon phase fake watches, including being told by one reader that since he has been buying Rolexes since before I was born, he believes I am not really entitled to have an opinion about the brand .
The new Rolex Cellini Moonphase is the first moon phase watch from Rolex in more than 60 years, and while it is not a reissue of the famous triple date with moon phase, it pays homage to the past while being something entirely new for Rolex.
The Cellini Moonphase features a date ring on the exterior of the dial, just like the historic 6062 and 8171 references, but instead of the arrow pointer it features a blued crescent moon, a tie-in to the main complication that is now the star of the show.
The rest of the dial layout is decidedly modern with a chapter ring for the minutes splitting the gold hour markers in two and keeping things rather geometric. This is sort of in the same vein with the Rolex Sky-Dweller replica watches and the Yacht-Master only less rugged and more refined.
The fineness of the lines, markers, and numerals reminds you that this isn’t a sports watch. But of course the real indicator that this should be reserved for suit and tux occasions is the moon phase subdial.
It’s made from a base layer of blue vitreous enamel, and enamel isn’t often used by Rolex as it isn’t easy to get precise and perfect (typical Rolex attributes).
But enamel, while being a classic material, is also long lasting and fade resistant, which are attributes Rolex cheap fake watches UK praises. On top of the enamel layer a silver lacquer is applied to create a field of stars and the new moon outline.
The full moon is something else.
Utilizing a rare material, Rolex made another departure from the typical rigidly constrained design aesthetics apparent throughout its collections. The full moon is an applied piece of meteorite that has been rhodium plated for brightness to match the silver lacquer.