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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 York Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,950   1 Watch details Rolex 2764 Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback, Steel Rolex 2764 Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback, Steel Ref. No. 2764; Steel; Manual winding; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, AZ, Scottsdale; Condition: pre-owned, in mint condition. Box and papers: no box or papers. ... Available immediately $2,750   5 Watch details
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Chronometre 14K Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Chronometre 14K Ref. No. 3131.; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, MA, Boston; Rolex 3131 Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback, Circa 1946, Chronometre Certified Automatic Rolex... Available immediately $4,200   9 Watch details Rolex Ref. 3133 Rolex Ref. 3133 Ref. No. 3133; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1946; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,650   Watch details Rolex 14k Yellow Gold Silver Dial Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback... Rolex 14k Yellow Gold Silver Dial Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback... Ref. No. 3131; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1946; With Box; Location: United Kingdom, London; A Rare 14k Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Gents Wristwatch, silver dial with alternating... Available immediately $5,470   2 Watch details Rolex Bubbleback Rolex Bubbleback Ref. No. 5015; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1949; Location: United States, CA, Los Angeles; Available here is a Rolex Bubbleback in solid 14k yellow gold. What is nice about this specific... Available immediately $4,298   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, Atlanta; Case: Original Rolex stainless steel oyster case 32.0 mm in diameter.18K yellow gold hooded... Available immediately $9,990   Watch details Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Watch - 6050 Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Watch - 6050 Ref. No. 6050; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1950; With Papers; Location: United Kingdom, London Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $5,001 Trusted Checkouts: 6   Watch details Rolex 15200 Rolex 15200 Ref. No. 2945rr; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1990; With Box; Location: United States, NY, Forest Hills; ROLEX DATE Oyster Perpetual 1.30 CT Diamond F VS-SI Silver Dial Mens Watch 15200 Stainless... Available immediately $4,800   Watch details
Rolex Ref. 5011 Rolex Ref. 5011 Ref. No. 5011; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1949; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,650   Watch details Rolex Vintage Oyster BubbleBack Ref. 3372 -Automatik- AAW Rolex Vintage Oyster BubbleBack Ref. 3372 -Automatik- AAW Ref. No. 3372; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year ca. 1957/1958; Location: Germany, Frankfurt am Main Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,191 Trusted Checkouts: 29   6 Watch details Rolex Ref. 2940 Rolex Ref. 2940 Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1945; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $3,800   Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual "BubbleBack" - Chronometer -... Rolex Oyster Perpetual "BubbleBack" - Chronometer -... Ref. No. 3131; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1946; Location: Germany, Pirmasens Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $5,247 Trusted Checkouts: 22   Watch details Rolex Oyster Chronometer Observatory Ref: 3595 Rolex Oyster Chronometer Observatory Ref: 3595 Ref. No. 3595; Steel; Manual winding; Condition 3 (fair); Year 19938/1939; Location: United Kingdom, Kingston Upon Hull; Vintage Steel Rolex Oyster Chronometer Observatory Ref: 3595.Circa 1938/1939. Hound Wound... Available immediately $2,579   1 Watch details Rolex Bubble Back Rolex Bubble Back Ref. No. 5015; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1949; Location: United Kingdom, London; Unmolested final series 'bubble back' still retaining its original dial and strap. Available immediately $3,516   1 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 York Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $5,100   1 Watch details Rolex 2764 Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 1957 S2 Rolex 2764 Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 1957 S2 Ref. No. 2764; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1957; With Box; Location: Italy, l'aquila Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $1,752 Trusted Checkouts: 260   11 Watch details Rolex Bubble Back Rolex Bubble Back Ref. No. 5011; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1948; Location: Italy, Milano Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $5,258 Trusted Checkouts: 15   1 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 Angeles; ORIGINAL SILVER DIAL ARABIC NUMERALS FAT LUMINOUS HANDS RED SECONDS ORIGINAL BREVET OYSTER CROWN... Available immediately $6,500   Watch details Rolex 5015 Oyster Bubble Back 18 k Traumzustand Rolex 5015 Oyster Bubble Back 18 k Traumzustand Ref. No. 5015; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1949; With Box; With Papers; Location: Germany, Eltville; Newly arrived from private collection! Original Rolex Oyster Bubble Back with Box and... Available immediately $9,854   13 Watch details Rolex Bubble Back Rolex Bubble Back Ref. No. 3372; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1940's; Location: United States, CA, Manhattan Beach; "Truly" great Pink gold Bubble Back. Dial, original beautiful patina. Case, 14k solid pink gold... Available immediately $3,150   Watch details Rolex Vintage Mens 35mm 14k Yellow Gold Automatic Watch &... Rolex Vintage Mens 35mm 14k Yellow Gold Automatic Watch &... Ref. No. 55003; Yellow gold; Automatic; With Box; Location: United States, FL, 33431 Available immediately $4,250   Watch details Rolex Ovetto Rolex Ovetto Ref. No. 2940; Gold/Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1940; Location: Italy, Brescia Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,180   1 Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual 'Bubbleback', Ref. 3372, c. 1946 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 'Bubbleback', Ref. 3372, c. 1946 Ref. No. 3372; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1946; Location: United States, NY, New York; Rolex Oyster Perpetual 'Bubbleback', Ref. 3372 Switzerland, circa 1946 Automatic movement,... On request Starting price / Estimated price $1,200 / $2,400   Chrono24 Live Auction Watch details Rolex BUBBLEBACK OVETTO Rolex BUBBLEBACK OVETTO Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1945; Location: Italy, modena Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $1,862   1 Watch details Rolex , Vintage Oyster Bubble-Back, Ref. 3372, Stainless... Rolex , Vintage Oyster Bubble-Back, Ref. 3372, Stainless... Ref. No. 3372; Gold/Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1945; Location: Germany, München; This is a very good Rolex vintage Oyster Bubble-Back, ref. 3372 in stainless steel with 18k rose... Available immediately $3,560   24 Watch details Rolex Ovetto - Bubble Back Rolex Ovetto - Bubble Back Ref. No. 3372; Gold/Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1943; Location: Italy, Milano Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $5,149 Trusted Checkouts: 15   1 Watch details Rolex Ovetto Bubble Back Rose Gold 14kt Rolex Ovetto Bubble Back Rose Gold 14kt Ref. No. 5015; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1949; Location: Italy, Caldiero (Verona) Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $3,560 Trusted Checkouts: 78   7 Watch details Rolex "Ovetto" Ref. 3131 Rolex "Ovetto" Ref. 3131 Ref. No. 3131; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1960; With Box; Location: Italy, Roma Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $3,506 Trusted Checkouts: 22   6 Watch details Rolex Oyster "Bubble Back" in Stahl ca.1945 - uhrboerse Rolex Oyster "Bubble Back" in Stahl ca.1945 - uhrboerse Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year ca.1945; With Box; Location: Germany, Mannheim Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $3,834   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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