For much of its history, the Rolex Cellini Moonphase Replica line has been little loved. They had esoteric names – Danaos, Cestello and the radioactive Cellinium come to mind – and watches cases that were not Oysters.
The 39mm case is well proportioned, verging on being thick but not quite. It is also typical Cheap Rolex Replica Oyster in form – a tonneau shape with a round bezel, built with outstanding rigidity and robustness. Its origins are also evident in the profile, with the lugs tapering downwards to a pointed tip. The case is also water-resistant to 50m, not quite Oyster territory but close enough.
Both the bezel and case back have signature Oyster fluted rims, while the domed back is reminiscent of a Rolex “Ovettone”, the largish 1950s watches that were close relations of the Datejust.The vintage feel extends to the crown, which has a slight onion shape. The sapphire crystal is slightly domed, but it’s so slightly as to be almost imperceptible. An obvious dome would have contributed to a more retro feel.
But the best part of the Rolex Replica Watches UK is the dial. To start with it is well proportioned, with the chapter rings and moon phase properly placed, without any clumsy overlapping. That’s not just good design, but it also means the movement was designed to fit the case and dial.
The surface is a glossy white lacquer, with exceptionally crisp printing, right down to the serifs of the numerals. Like all other Swiss Rolex Watches, the minute track intersects the baton hour markers. At first glance it feels unconventional, but it settles in well. And it also makes sense, since it puts a border between the date and minute tracks.
The dial design feels radial, a sensation enhanced by the four hands in the centre. All the hands are 18k pink gold, save for the blued steel pointer for the date.
Naturally the highlight is the moon phase at six, smartly done in a combination of materials. The blue disc is fired enamel, evidenced by the slight unevenness of the surface visible under magnification, while the stars are printed in a granular metallic lacquer. The enamel disc is an unusual but pleasing old-fashioned choice of material, given Fake Rolex Watches inclination towards technology.
The miniature moon jumps out, being strikingly silver thanks to the rhodium plating. It’s made of meteorite that’s been cut and then etched with acid to bring out the streaky Widmanstätten pattern of the iron crystals that make up the material.