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.
This example is from 1972 and is wonderfully original. The solid steel and white gold (fluted bezel) case is in overall excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. The original crisp white Rolex signed dial is untouched and again in excellent condition. The painted Roman Numeral hour makers and steel hands create a classically early Rolex look. The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. We also have a genuine but later (around 1983) Rolex jubilee bracelet. The deployment clasp reference is 62510 H and the end pieces are 555. It’s in excellent aesthetic condition but does have significant sag. I’ve tried to capture this one the pictures and would be happy to include a super high quality black Hirsch ‘London’ alligator strap for a full price sale.
We will give this watch a 12 month guarantee.
Rolex have become one of the best investment watches and whilst we cannot guarantee future values this one has the originality and rarity that collectors look for.