Sell Your Rolex Cellini Watch

An elegant dress watch made by a brand better known for high-performance “tool watches” like the Submariner, Oyster Perpetual, and Cosmograph Daytona, the Rolex Cellini has become known as the Rolex “classical watch,” with a range of models and designs that celebrates watchmaking tradition and the brand’s insistence on best-of-the-best materials.

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Named for Renaissance goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini, the “Cellini” does not refer to a particular model, but to a category of dress watches in a variety of shapes and sizes that hark back to the Rolex Prince, a model that debuted in the late 1920s. During the 1960s and 1970s, when Rolex director René-Paul Jeanneret began to promote the idea that men and women should have a wardrobe of watches, the Cellini designation became identified with extravagant designs like the King Midas, which had the word MIDAS spelled out in Greek letters on the dial and quickly became notorious as the world’s heaviest gold watch with a weight of 200 grams (close to half a pound). Over the years, some Cellini models have been self-winding and some have been manual; some have come with bracelets and some with leather straps. Today, current Rolex Cellini models include the Moonphase, Dual Time, Date, and Time.

Famous Rolex Cellini Owners

As a top-tier dress watch, the Rolex Cellini has long been favored by CEOs and celebrities. Elvis Presley acquired a solid-gold King Midas in the early 1960s. Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez owns—and wears—a Rolex Cellini Dual Time in Everose, Rolex’s proprietary pink gold alloy. Movie star (and watch collector) Russell Crowe bought himself a platinum Cellini to commemorate his role in American Gangster. President Barack Obama wears an understated Cellini reference 50509 on a leather band. Tenor Placido Domingo wears a Rolex Cellini Time and conductor Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, wears his Rolex Cellini when he isn’t wearing his Rolex Datejust.

Past and Present Rolex Cellini Models

Rolex Cellini Cellinium

Rolex Cellini Cellissima

Rolex Cellini Cestello

Rolex Cellini Classic

Rolex Cellini Danaos

Rolex Cellini Date

Rolex Cellini Dual Time

Rolex Cellini King Midas

Rolex Cellini Moonphase

Rolex Cellini Time

Rolex Collections

Rolex lays claim to some of the best watch collections in the world. As the world’s most famous watch, you’ll find some great timepieces in the company’s vintage and new lines. Rolex Cellini is certainly a favorite collection due to the stunning looks, but so are the Explorer, Submariner and Sea-Dweller collections.

What Is a Vintage Rolex Cellini?

The Rolex Cellini has a rich history and is one of the rare Rolex lines with a design that has changed drastically over time. For years, most models have had the word “Cellini” written in cursive script on their dials—but not all. (The King Midas, for example, does not.) However, like other Rolex lines, Cellini watches hold their value well on the secondary market, even when they are relatively old: in today’s market, any timepiece that dates from 1980 or before is considered vintage. If you’re curious how to sell Rolex Cellini, start the process by clicking here for your free offer.

How do I know my Rolex Cellini is not a fake?

Rolex is the most counterfeited watch in the world. To be safe, you should only buy a new Rolex from an authorized, official Rolex dealer. When you buy on the secondary market, you can get the same assurance from a seller like Gemma, the WP Diamonds partner site that authenticates and warranties every watch they sell. For more pointers, read our guide on How to Spot a Fake Rolex.

How much money can I get for my Rolex Cellini?

There’s no guarantee on pricing, but we can tell you that second-hand prices for Rolex Cellini watches are strong. These timepieces retain their value well. Often, owners find a 20 to 50 percent return over their initial investment. If you have maintained your timepiece with regular service appointments, you may see prices towards the upper end of that range. Likewise, having the original paperwork and box will significantly improve the price your watch is able to command.

Where can I sell a Rolex Cellini?

If you’re hoping to a sell Rolex Cellini watch, look no further! WP Diamonds buys these valuable timepieces, regardless of age. As the premier buyer of luxury watches in the world, our process is simple and straightforward. Many people selling Rolex Cellini watches to WP Diamonds have the cash in their bank accounts by the next morning.

Just fill out our form online and one of our expert timepiece appraisers will be in touch.

Contact Our Experts

With more than 150 years of accumulated experience buying luxury timepieces, our team of watch professionals will provide you with a fast, accurate quote for what your Rolex Cellini can command on the secondary market. Our process is designed to make sure that you get the strongest-possible price for your Rolex: unlike pawnshops, online auction sites, and consignment shops, we will buy your watch outright without deducting any commissions or hidden fees.

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When it comes to transporting and insuring your Rolex Cellini, we arrange this with our insurers and Brinks. We provide you with free and fully insured overnight FedEx label. The safety of your Rolex is of paramount importance to us and, as such, we always open items on video. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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