Rolex Stainless Steel and 18K White Gold Oyster Perpetual Datejust with Taupe Buckley Dial
The story goes like this. Ten years ago, John Buckley, a vintage Rolex dealer, took to the watch forums. At a time when collectors were most focused on Daytona Patizzi and Paul Newman Daytona dials, John was interested in the less popular and less common Rolex dials with painted roman numeral markers. In an attempt at humor and self-promotion, John declared these dials were henceforth to be known as “Buckley” dials. It stuck. Over time, Buckley dials have become more popular as collectors started seeking out the exotic Buckley dials in a variety of colors. Today, outside of Rolex Sport models, the Buckley dial is the only dial that is recognized with a moniker across the internet, in literature, and in auction catalogues.
The classic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust is the perfect watch for all occasions. It is built to last and is the foundation of any watch collection. This unique Datejust includes a factory 18K white gold fluted bezel, automatic movement, and acrylic crystal. This reference 1601 Rolex 36mm Datejust watch from 1975 features a rarely seen and highly coveted taupe Buckley dial with white roman numeral markers, silver hands, and perfect creamy luminous plots. It comes on the original Rolex stainless steel oyster bracelet. Includes a letter of authenticity and one-year limited warranty on the movement of the watch from Veralet.
The one your friends won’t have.
This watch fits a 6.75" wrist, but can be made smaller by removing links. Please contact us for sizing options. Please note the dial shows some minor imperfections and surface wear from age.