At the Baselworld 2014, Rolex enriched its products with the new Cellini line to celebrate its traditional values, and Dual Time is one of three initial models from the collection. As its name suggests, this elgant while understated timepiece has an indication for the second time zone (with its own day/night indicator). What is aslo worth mentioning is that the whole collection is named after the famous Italian sculptor during the Renaissance. The name is chosen since the collection returns to the Rolex’s heritage and classical values that have been slightly abandoned during the last few years to some extent.
One of the unique features of all the new Cellini watches, which is also visible in Dual Time watches, is the special bezel which consists of two parts. While the inner part is domed, the other segment is notably fluted. In addition, the polished 39mm case is made in white or the Everose red gold that Rolex like to use on other watches, while its rear side is domed, which is another subtle classic trait.
Covered by the domed sapphire crystal,the understated dial is enhanced by a sunray guilloche motif. Made without any excessive details, the dial is still quite charming, whose hour markers and hands are all made of 18K gold. The second time sub-dial is placed around 6 o’clock with Arabic numerals, which also has a small part that shows either sun or moon to help us distinguish day from night in that time zone.
In a word, all of the features have a lot to do with the Rolex manufacture automatic movements, which beats at the frequency of 4Hz. When it comes to power reserve, it is about two days.