When you come across a Mickey Mouse Rolex, it is usually a Datejust or an Oysterdate model. The vast majority of Mickey Mouse models date from the 1960s to the 1980s. Whether it is an original, a reprint, or even an aftermarket dial is always an individual question. On the other hand, when it comes to whether Mickey Mouse original prints ever existed, the answer to this question varies. The following arguments support the idea that Rolex made Mickey Mouse dials:
- In the period from which most Mickey Mouse models come, Rolex actually produced special dials. Among other things, watches with the logo of the Domino's pizza chain.
- Walt Disney was a Rolex wearer.
- A Rolex Mickey Mouse was sold at auction by Sotheby's in 2002. The dial was only described as "refinished", but not as "repainted" or similar.
On the other hand, this simply means that it is possible for a Mickey Mouse watch to have Rolex origins. The company remains silent on this issue, as on most others, so the question of authenticity will probably never be definitively resolved.
The customisation trend
In the end, however, it is not so important whether Rolex watches actually left the factory with Mickey Mouse dials or whether they are subsequent prints. After all, the hype and charm of Mickey Mouse watches are as strong as ever. For many watch lovers, customising their watches is common these days: for example, Seiko watches are fitted with Uncle Seiko bracelets, watches like the Rolex Explorer or Milgauss have a black DLC coating and some Rolex dials are decorated with a Mickey Mouse print. As long as the watch itself is authentic, this is not a problem - what is allowed is what pleases. At CHRONEXT, we guarantee the authenticity of every watch we sell - our 24-month warranty guarantees this.