TOP 5 BASEL WATCHES: REVOLUTION ASIA WRITER, CHERYL CHIA
Rolex celebrated the 50th anniversary of a cult icon this year with a modern take on the Sea-dweller, alongside the unveiling of three stunning iterations of the Daytona. But what was most surprising was the release of the Cellini Moonphase because really, when was the last time this complication came from the crowned king? It is a successor of the two most coveted watches in the vintage watch arena—the 6062 and 8171 Padellone— and is astronomically accurate to a day in 122 years with the full moon cast in meteorite and the moonphase cycle displayed on a blue enamelled disc. Another appreciable decision was how the brand had chosen the Cellini collection in which to relaunch this complication, invigorating and demonstrating its ambitions for the oft-overlooked line.