We are working with a UK based collector who has asked us to market a selection of his watches. As part of the offer each watch has had a full service and refurbishment by the UK’s leading watchmaker, Steven Hale Watch Restoration. Each watch will come with a 2 year guarantee from Steve Hale and a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity by Sonning Vintage Watches.
This is a stunning example of the steel and solid gold (bezel and bracelet inserts) Rolex Oyster Datejust from 1971. The solid steel and gold case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original and extremely rare crisp white ‘Buckley Dial’* – please see below – is again in excellent condition. The very high grade ‘chronometer’ standard automatic movement has been fully serviced by SHWR. The beautiful and extremely rare steel and gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet is again in excellent condition and a good size (please advise your wrist size when ordering). The end pieces have the references of 455 and 50 and the deployment clasp has 62523 H18 (meaning the gold inserts are solid 18ct gold) and ST3 dating it to the mid 1990’s (bracelets were often changed and the current one has very limited sag and we guarantee it’s genuine Rolex).
We also have a wrist video of the watch and if you’d like a copy please advise your What’s App number.
This is a beautiful example of an iconic watch and will, if history is any judge, provide a great investment (we cannot guarantee future values).
* Rolex have produced hundreds of dial styles over the years and many have been given nicknames by collectors and enthusiasts. The Buckley dial is perhaps the oddest… It was believed to have been created as a homage to earlier dials with painted hour numbers as against the more modern (1960’s onwards) batons and to be frank wasn’t very popular at launch and many were changed to baton dials (nobody knows if Rolex destroyed or changed them in Switzerland). As Rolex became more and more collectable it was realised these, a little like the Swiss only dial, were rare and very desirable. John Buckley himself was a New York Rolex dealer and as a joke went onto the main Rolex forum suggesting Rolex should call this style the Buckley dial. The name stuck and to this day, for no other reason, it has become known as the Buckley Dial.