Vintage Rolex Cellini Ref.3811 18k Gold c.1970

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The Watch

The Cellini is probably the least-known series in the Rolex catalogue, the Cellini was first introduced in the early 1960’s and was named after Italian artist Benvenuto Cellini. The watch was the brainchild of marketing director Rene-Paul Jeanneret, who wanted Rolex to offer a high-end dress style timepiece as an alternative to the sports watches they were known for. 
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The example we have here is the very elegant reference 3811, the 24x28mm Tank Case is crafted in 18k Gold. This guy dates from 1970 and boasts a wonderful Bronze coloured Dial that shimmers and changes in different lights.
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View this Cellini in a video: here
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The Specs

Age:  c.1970.
Reference: 3811.
Serial Number: 245XXXX
Movement: Manual Wind.
Calibre: 1600.
Timekeeping: Keeping Excellent Time.
Service History: Unknown.
Dial: Original Rolex Factory Dial.
Case: 18k Gold.
Measurements: 24x28mm.
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original.
Crown: Original.
Strap/Bracelet: On a new Light Brown Leather Strap with Gold Plated Buckle.
Lug Width: 21mm.


Getting Acquainted

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Bits that stand out:
- Mesmerizing Dial.
- In Lovely Condition.
- 18k Gold Case.
- Excellent Investment Opportunity.
-Unusual Model.
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Nitty Gritty:
-Some small age related marks to Dial.
-Tiny scratches to Crystal towards the bottom.

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Overall the Cellini is in Lovely Vintage condition.
The Case is in very good condition and has a sharp original finish.
The crown is in excellent shape.
Crystal is also in very good shape, with some minor scratches.
The Dial is beautiful but has some small age related marks. Looks absolutely fantastic on the Wrist.
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Fantastic Rolex Investment.
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Photographed on a 7in Wrist.