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Combining the best of watchmaking expertise A review of the Rolex Cellini 5112-8

In tribute to Benvenuto Cellini, the Renaissance sculptor and goldsmith of popes and kings, Rolex has created a collection of watches engraved with the name of the master. The art of watchmaking has evolved from the personal domain of a single artisan to the professional collaboration of a
replica Cellini watchesmaster craftsman. Each Rolex watch is the perfect combination of expertise and craftsmanship. Today, the Maison de la Haute Horlogerie presents a brief review of a Rolex Cellini watch, with the official model number: 5112-8.

Rolex Cellini series 5112-8

Inspired by the Italian Renaissance artist, goldsmith and ecclesiastical sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, the Rolex Cellini collection is a perfect harmony between its classical roots and its modern reinterpretation.

The Cellini watch embodies Rolex’s watchmaking tradition and evokes contemporary architecture, with its proportions and minimalist lines, in perfect harmony with modern space and light. The 32 mm-diameter watch is housed in an 18-carat yellow gold case. In this very special collection from Cellini, each model has its own distinctive character, with a case made of the most luxurious 18-carat yellow gold, a sign of prestige and high taste. The crystal is made of abrasion-resistant sapphire crystal, whose hardness and light transmission make it the most suitable material for a crystal, as if it were the material of a coin, a product of historical choice.

Rolex Cellini series 5112-8

The watch comes with a brown alligator leather strap, stitched through brown thread, and a pin buckle made of 18-carat yellow gold for easy wearing. The case is soft and full of color, and the layout of the dial is just right, the beauty of simplicity is self-evident, the small lugs and the modest dial together emphasize the pursuit of exquisite design concept.

Rolex Cellini series 5112-8

It is one of the few elegant and chic Rolex models to be found on the market, and, in keeping with the Cellini DNA, it has a unique cultural heritage, with the name of the Cellini master engraved on the dial, underscoring its taste and meaning. In addition, although there are many models in the Rolex Cellini collection, they are not all produced in large numbers. Overall, refined and elegant, understated and restrained, it is a watch with a gentleman’s touch and a tribute to art. Simple in function, yet fun and functional.

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