The Rolex Prince
As the centrepiece of the Cellini Collection, the Rolex Prince is a watch of great distinction. Based on an original model from the 1920s, the Prince continues a historical association between Rolex and the world’s most influential people.
The Cellini Collection was created in honour of Benvenuto Cellini. A master sculptor, goldsmith and musician, he was much lauded by Popes and Kings in Renaissance Italy, and his meticulous work carried with it many of the same principles used by Rolex to manufacture watches.
The Prince is somewhat of a speciality in the Rolex collection. It is the only rectangular cased watch currently produced by Rolex, and unlike the Oyster models also has a transparent sapphire crystal caseback providing full view of the COSC certified movement.
The dial is much more decorated than you would normally associate with Rolex, and is notably missing the designation ‘perpetual’. This is because the Prince is powered by a hand-wound movement. Hand-wound movements, like the Prince, are a very traditional touch for Rolex, who pride themselves on being the pioneer of the self-winding watch.
The Prince is not the most recognisable of Rolex watches, but the tradition and elegant lines make it an attractive option for the Rolex buyer who craves a more subtle statement. This is definitely the Rolex for those who wear a suit everyday and would prefer not to mix smart dress with a sporty watch.
Rolex Prince Specifications:
- Case – Everose Gold
- Crystal – Sapphire
- Movement – Hand-Wound, COSC Certified
- Bracelet – Black Leather Strap with Butterfly Clasp
- Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
- Dial – Rayon Flammé de la Gloire