The Rolex market as a whole is still on fire these days (for the most part), however there are still a few odd ducks out there that fail to hop on the appreciation bell curve. The Rolex Cellini Danaos is just that—an underdog in the recent Rolex archives, simple and somewhat timeless in design, cased in white gold and powered by a manual-winding movement. Discontinued sometime before 2010, the compact watch was then just too small for current wear trends, but as vintage appeal grows and case sizes shrink, this 34mm Rollie could quickly fall back into favor. It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure, but it’s absolutely something I could get behind (especially when you consider its current $3-4k market value).
This particular example is yet another arrival via the eBay Authenticate program (comprehensive details here). The white dial/white gold configuration is certainly one of the most appealing variants out there, especially when you compare it to things like the odd black/grey dial version that has a white gold case and rose gold bezel. Fitted on a factory original Rolex alligator leather strap and Rolex tang buckle, the piece looks to be in pretty fair and honest condition. It’s on offer for a modest $3,243, which includes a 15-month warranty from the seller. It does not include its original box and papers, unfortunately, though the the value of that inclusion remains heavily debated, and a personal preference more than anything these days.
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