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Rolex Ref. 3130  "Bubble Back" in great condition Rolex Ref. 3130 "Bubble Back" in great condition Ref. No. 3130; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1936; Location: United States, NY, New YorkAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,950 Trusted Checkouts: 7   1 Watch details Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3064 Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3064 Ref. No. 3064; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1932; Location: United States, CA, Beverly HillsAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $10,750 Trusted Checkouts: 5   1 Watch details
Rolex 14K Big Bubbleback Barell Award Rolex 14K Big Bubbleback Barell Award Ref. No. 6084; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1951; Location: United States, CT, NewingtonAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,450   Watch details Rolex Vintage Original Ref. 3372 14k Solid Yellow Gold Bubble... Rolex Vintage Original Ref. 3372 14k Solid Yellow Gold Bubble... Ref. No. 3372; Yellow gold; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, NY, Massapequa ParkAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,995   Watch details Rolex Bubbleback Ref 3131 Rolex Bubbleback Ref 3131 Ref. No. 3131; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1947; Location: United States, CA, Westlake VillageAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $7,500   Watch details Rolex 6521 Rolex 6521 Ref. No. 6006; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, NY, New YorkAvailable in 3-5 working days Payment & processing through Chrono24 $6,650   Watch details Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k  Gold  Watch Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Location: United States, FL, Boca RatonAvailable immediately $19,995   1 Watch details Rolex Bubbleback Rolex Bubbleback Ref. No. 5015; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1949; Location: United States, CA, Los AngelesAvailable immediately $3,798   Watch details Rolex Vintage Hooded Bubbleback Steel Gold Watch 3065 Rolex Vintage Hooded Bubbleback Steel Gold Watch 3065 Ref. No. 3065; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); With box; Location: United States, GA, AtlantaAvailable immediately $9,990   Watch details
Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947 Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947 Ref. No. 3372; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1947; Location: United States, NY, New YorkAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $5,100 Trusted Checkouts: 7   1 Watch details Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3130 Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3130 Ref. No. 3130; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1932; Location: United States, CA, Beverly HillsAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $6,800 Trusted Checkouts: 5   1 Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref. No. 5015; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1950; Location: United States, CT, NewingtonAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,250   Watch details Rolex Vinatage Bubblebk - Steel on Strap with Silver Dial Rolex Vinatage Bubblebk - Steel on Strap with Silver Dial Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Location: United States, CA, Beverly HillsAvailable immediately $5,125   Watch details Rolex Oyster Lady Bubbleback Ref 5003 Rolex Oyster Lady Bubbleback Ref 5003 Ref. No. 5003; Yellow gold; Manual winding; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1950; Location: United States, CA, Westlake VillageAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,500   Watch details Rolex 6521 Rolex 6521 Ref. No. 6011; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, NY, New YorkAvailable in 3-5 working days Payment & processing through Chrono24 $8,950   Watch details Rolex 18k  Bubble Back Head 425039 on Leather Strap Rolex 18k Bubble Back Head 425039 on Leather Strap Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Location: United States, FL, Boca RatonAvailable immediately $7,995   1 Watch details Rolex Bubble Back 3869 Rolex Bubble Back 3869 Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1940; Location: United States, FL, SurfsideAvailable immediately $2,370   Watch details Rolex Bubbleback 18k Yellow Gold Vintage Watch 3131g Box Papers Rolex Bubbleback 18k Yellow Gold Vintage Watch 3131g Box Papers Ref. No. 3131G; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); With box; With papers; Location: United States, GA, AtlantaAvailable immediately $5,990   Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Silver Dial... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Silver Dial... Ref. No. 3131; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1948; Location: United States, NY, New YorkAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,175   2 Watch details Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940 Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940 Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1940; Location: United States, CA, Beverly HillsAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,300 Trusted Checkouts: 5   1 Watch details Rolex 4019 Rolex Perpetual Bubble Back Rolex 4019 Rolex Perpetual Bubble Back Ref. No. 4019; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1940; Location: United States, CA, Thousand OaksAvailable immediately price on request   2 Watch details Rolex 1944 Vintage Mens Bubbleback, Ref. 3372 with Rose Gilt Dial Rolex 1944 Vintage Mens Bubbleback, Ref. 3372 with Rose Gilt Dial Gold/Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1944; Location: United States, GA, SuwaneeAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,995 Trusted Checkouts: 10   Watch details Rolex Bubble Back Rolex Bubble Back Ref. No. 6103; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1954; Location: United States, NY, New YorkAvailable in 6-10 working days Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,299   Watch details Rolex 1950's 14KT Bubble Back - Pink Gold Rolex 1950's 14KT Bubble Back - Pink Gold Ref. No. vintagerg; Pink gold; Automatic; Location: United States, CA, Beverly HillsAvailable immediately $5,638   Watch details Rolex "Oyster Perpetual" Semi Bubbleback Non Date. Rolex "Oyster Perpetual" Semi Bubbleback Non Date. Ref. No. 6084; Steel; Automatic; Year 1952; With box; Location: United States, GA, AtlantaAvailable immediately $2,390   3 Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Bubbleback Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Bubbleback Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1937; Location: United States, CA, Los AngelesAvailable immediately price on request   Watch details Rolex Bubble Back 3065 Steel, Yellow Gold, 31mm Rolex Bubble Back 3065 Steel, Yellow Gold, 31mm Ref. No. 3065; Gold/Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: Switzerland, LUGANOAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,926 Trusted Checkouts: 18   4 Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa... Ref. No. 3372; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, NY, New YorkAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,695   2 Watch details Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940 Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940 Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1945; Location: United States, CA, Beverly HillsAvailable immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,150 Trusted Checkouts: 5   1 Watch details Rolex Bubble Back Tropical Rolex Bubble Back Tropical Ref. No. 3696; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, CA, Thousand OaksAvailable immediately price on request   2 Watch details
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Rolex Bubbleback – A Case for Innovation

The Rolex Bubbleback is a rare timepiece in the history of watchmaking. Nicknamed for its unmistakable protruding case, this watch captures the style and imagination of the 1930s, a decade when Rolex introduced some of its most daring innovations in horology. Today the Rolex Bubbleback is coveted by serious collectors the world over – not least of all because it is still ticking.

Yet the Bubbleback by Rolex is all the rarer as it was only produced for around twenty years after first appearing in 1933. The intact models seen today are evidence of the high manufacturing standards of Rolex that established the company as industry leaders. What’s more, though none of the models were ever engraved with the Rolex Bubbleback moniker, its reputation as a reliable wristwatch ensured that collectors recognize it on sight – and continue to call it by its endearing nickname. In Italy the Bubbleback is affectionately known as ovetonne or ‘little egg’, and ‘little coffin’ in Hong Kong.

Unique Style of the Bubbleback by Rolex

The Rolex Oyster Bubbleback gets its distinctive rounded case from the unusually thick movement and rotor that, turning on a pivot, sets the winding of the hairspring in motion. It is an ingenious piece of manufacturing that announces itself rather boldly on the wrist as a result of its larger parts.

For horology enthusiasts, the simplicity of the Rolex Bubbleback watch is what makes it a collector’s piece. Together with its unique look, the pure pleasure of telling time without unnecessary embellishment or distraction comes to the fore in the Bubbleback by Rolex. The dial is reserved purely for the hands and Roman numerals, aesthetically reminiscent of the Art Deco movement. As the Bubbleback matured, however, the dial embraced more intricate detailing and style codes.

Rolex Bubbleback watches are available in Rolex Steelium (stainless steel), Rolesor (half gold, half steel) and gold varieties, depending on the wishes of its first owner. The bracelet also has a range of distinctive styles that speak to the personal histories behind each of these vintage timepieces, from steel to textured crocodile leather. Some models also feature expertly woven fabric bracelets that survive to this day.

The case and bezel also deserve special mention, as their design points to developing tastes as well as innovations in manufacturing techniques. Each bezel coveys a unique story with either a smooth, engine-turned style or hooded lugs; while the slight diameter of some Rolex Bubbleback timepieces reveal Rolex’s expansion into the ladies’ watch market in 1941.

The Heart of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback

For those passionate about the history of timekeeping, the impressive movement in the Rolex Bubbleback is of particular interest. Featuring a balance wheel called a Super Balance that took the Auto-Rotor to new levels of performance; it’s a critical link in the evolution of automatic watches. What’s more, the precursors to Rolex’s iconic Datejust models were also Bubbleback watches, adding another layer to the legend.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback has stood the test of time in form and function until now – and will remain an icon, well into the future.

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