Rolex Prince of Timepieces
The Rolex Prince embraces the spirit of Art Deco with its etched lines that make for a truly unique dress watch. The Rolex Cellini Prince comes in five striking models, each with its own intricate yet refined identity. One of the brand’s most distinctive wristwatches, it comes in a rectangular case that speaks to the boldness and joie de vivre of the twenties – the decade which inspired it.
The Rarity of the Rolex Cellini Prince
There are few timepieces in existence that can match both the aesthetic individuality of Prince watches, and the impeccable craftsmanship of Rolex – one of the most demanding watch makers in the world. And it’s no small wonder: The transparent case back on this timepiece affords a rare glimpse of the movement within.
Here, Rolex underlines the continuity between the piece’s inner architecture and outer brilliance. The movement, a rectangular 7040 caliber masterpiece manufactured entirely on-site in Switzerland, features the same guilloche motif that decorates the dial. Its rectangular shape takes full advantage of the case, giving the hand-wound movement ample room to keep precise time without pause. With the ornate movement on full display, the Cellini Prince boasts a perfect meeting of appearance and purpose.
The styles of each Cellini and Rolex Prince reflect a different facet of elegance; yet they all share a 45x29mm rectangular case in either 18K yellow, white, or Everose gold. This variety of materials with individual tones make a distinct statement on the wrist. Thanks to the uniqueness of their dials, collectors can choose a model that expresses their tastes.
These dials come in soft champagne with a “clou de Paris” guilloche motif; silver with a “godron circulaire” guilloche motif; diamond-paved with a silver “godron circulaire” guilloche motif; black and silver with a dual “rayon flammé de la gloire” guilloche motif; or in pink and black with a “rayon flammé de la gloire” guilloche motif.
Cellini Rolex Prince – Distinct, Memorable
Yet another unforgettable feature of the Rolex Prince dial is its special display of the time. One counter shows the minutes and hours, while the other displays the seconds at 6 o’clock. Both feature the guilloche motif found on the movement, creating harmony between each of the timepiece’s elegant components.
Depending on the specific iteration of the Rolex Cellini Prince, the numerals appear in either Roman or Arabic script, acting as formal complements to the bare, rounded hands. Finishing the look is a remborded alligator leather strap in a choice of black or brown. The classic leather strap connects the watch to the prestigious Cellini collection, which, despite its pedigree, insists on minimalistic elegance.