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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Ref. No. 3131.; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, MA, Boston; Rolex 3131 Oyster Perpetual BUBBLE BACK, 14k Rose Gold on Leather Strap, Circa 1940, Super Oyster... Available immediately $5,200   9 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 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 Ref. 3131 Rolex Ref. 3131 Ref. No. 3131; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1947; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $6,450   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 $5,406   2 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 Raton; Dial: White with gold stick Bracelet: New Brown Leather band (aftermarket) Available immediately $19,995   1 Watch details Rolex Perpetual Bubble Back Rolex Perpetual Bubble Back Ref. No. 4019; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1940; Location: United States, CA, Thousand Oaks Available immediately price on request   3 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 Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Silver Dial... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Silver Dial... Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1948; Location: United States, NY, New York; This Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Is iN Excellent Condition For A Watch That Was Manufactured iN... Available immediately $4,175   2 Watch details
Rolex Ref. 2940 Rolex Ref. 2940 Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1940; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,300   Watch details Rolex STAINLESS STEEL OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE BACK CHRONOMETER Rolex STAINLESS STEEL OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE BACK CHRONOMETER Ref. No. VINTAGE REF. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year CIRCA 1940s; Location: United Kingdom, London; A GENTLEMAN'S STAINLESS STEEL ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL "BUBBLE BACK" CHRONOMETER WRIST WATCH CIRCA... Available immediately $1,878   Watch details Rolex Ref. 2940 Rolex Ref. 2940 Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1945; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,150   Watch details Rolex Bubbleback 6050 SS Rolex Bubbleback 6050 SS Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, MA, Boston; Rolex Bubbleback 6050, Stainless Steel on Vintage Style Leather Strap, Automatic, Beautifully... Available immediately $3,200   9 Watch details Rolex 18k R/G Silver Dial Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 6285 Rolex 18k R/G Silver Dial Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 6285 Ref. No. 6285; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1953; With Box; Location: United Kingdom, London; A Rare 18k Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Gents Wristwatch, silver dial with applied 18k... Available immediately $7,646   2 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 Raton; Bracelet: Brown Leather Strap Dial: Cream Dial Box and Papers: This item comes complete with a... Available immediately $7,995   1 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 $4,500   9 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 $4,943 Trusted Checkouts: 6   Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Bubble Back... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Bubble Back... Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1945; Location: United States, NY, New York; This Gorgeous Rolex Oyster Perpetual Is iN Excellent Condition For Its Age. 3XX,XXX... Available immediately $3,175   2 Watch details Rolex Bubble Back Rolex Bubble Back Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1940; Location: United States, FL, Surfside; Vintage ladies Rolex Bubble Back in stainless steel on a leather strap. Auto w/sweep seconds.... Available immediately $2,370   Watch details Rolex Pre Sub  TURN-O-GRAPH Rolex Pre Sub TURN-O-GRAPH Ref. No. 6202 bubble back; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1954; Location: United States, CA, Los Angeles, California; nice watch Available immediately $15,000   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 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 Bubbleback Rolex Bubbleback Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: Italy, Roma Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,733   4 Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref: 2940. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref: 2940. Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Location: United Kingdom, Kingston Upon Hull; Vintage Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref: 2940.Circa 1938. Automatic movement. Case... Available immediately $4,557   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 OYSTER PERPETUAL  OVETTO BUBBLE BACK VINTAGE Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL OVETTO BUBBLE BACK VINTAGE Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1945; Location: Italy, Palermo Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,263 Trusted Checkouts: 12   11 Watch details Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa... Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, NY, New York; This Vintage Bubble Back Is iN Immaculate Condition For Its Age, Which Is The 1940's Era. ... Available immediately $4,695   2 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 Oyster Perpetual Ovettone "bubble Back" In... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ovettone "bubble Back" In... Ref. No. 6161; Gold/Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: Switzerland, LUGANO Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $3,053   4 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 $5,138 Trusted Checkouts: 13   1 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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