/ / / Rolex Cellini 18 White Gold Model 5116/9 ROL 750

Rolex Rolex Cellini 18 White Gold Model 5116/9 ROL 750

Rolex Cellini. Model Reference 5116/9

Rolex Cellini hand winding 18 karat white gold gents wristwatch model reference number 5116/9. The watch was originally purchased from authorised Rolex dealers Ernest Jones/Leslie Davis in 2010. The UK retail price of the watch is £4,580 The watch has been worn sparingly and as such the case is in excellent condition, with most of the wear being to the strap. It is a classically styled watch in a round case. The case is solid 18 karat white gold, with push crown at the 3 position, the crown and case back are signed Rolex. The case has a fair weight to it, so whilst a dress watch, it has a substantial feel to it. The crystal is scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The watch has got a Rolex Swiss made hand winding movement. The watch comes on the original black leather strap, and it has an 18 karat white gold pin buckle with the Rolex crown on the buckle. It comes in the original inner box and outer box with the stamped and dated warranty card . The dimensions are as follows The width is 33 mm excluding crown, and 35 mm including the crown. The thickness is 7 mm and the lug to lug is 40 mm.

Case: 18k White Gold
Back: 18k White gold Snap on Back
Movement: Rolex Hand Winding calibre 1602
Crystal: Sapphire
Crown, Original Rolex Singed
Dial: White with guilloche centre
Index markers: Roman numerals and index markers
Strap: Original Rolex Black leather
Pin Buckle, 18k white Gold orginal Rolex buckle
Width 32 mm wide, 34 mm including the crown, 37 mm lug to lug and 6 mm thick


Key Characteristics

Brand: Rolex
Band: Leather Strap
Case Material: Gold 18k
Condition: Mint
Movement: Hand Winding

Additional Product Details

Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.