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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
$3,068
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1946 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual ROSE GOLD Bubbleback Salmon 32mm Watch 3131
$3,993
+ $199 for shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6107 Big Bubble Back 34mm Automatic Circa 1952
$5,278
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Bubbleback
$2,100
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
3131
$5,198
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
14K Yellow Gold 6084 with Red OCC Dial on Leather Strap
$6,000
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
Bubble Back 3131 14k Yellow Gold 32MM Men Automatic Watch
$3,995
+ $45 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
Bubble Back 18K Yellow Gold 36MM 5030 - Cer
$10,990
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Rolex
1951 Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Watch Ref. 6015 - Stainless Steel
$2,732
+ $29 for shipping
Rolex Datejust
Oyster-Perpetual Datejust "Bubbleback"
$7,995
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Rolex Datejust 36
Ovettone 6305/2 Stainless Steel circa 1954 Bubbleback Watch Only
$6,350
+ $75 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1957 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084 in Stainless Steel ( 14780)
$4,250
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Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Ref 6106 in SS bubble back with caliber A260 from 1962 - Serviced
$2,995
+ $29 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
3372
$3,995
+ $59 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
bubbleback
$4,495
+ $29 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3458 プレシジョン ヴィンテージ cal.1300 手巻き レディース 797607 中古
$625
+ $65 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
32 mm Bubble Back Automatic Ref. 2940 vintage aus 1942 Bubbleblack
$3,231
+ $218 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
Bubbleback 2940 Stainless Steel
$2,349
+ $29 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1946 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14K GOLD Bubbleback 3372 White 32mm Watch
$3,993
+ $199 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Reference 6085
$4,381
+ $219 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Bubbleback
$15,000
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Rolex
Bubbleback
$4,999
+ $42 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback pink on pink for 'Ronchi Milano'
$13,144
+ $110 for shipping
Rolex
Bubble Back
$6,900
+ $29 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3458 プレシジョン ヴィンテージ cal.1300 手巻き レディース 817559 中古
$682
+ $65 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Certified
36mm Bubbleback ca 1953 Unpolished case
$5,350
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Rolex
Certified
Vintage S/Steel & 14k ROLEX Bubble Back Automatic Watch Ref 6155 c.1953 SERVICED
$9,899
+ $37 for shipping
Rolex Datejust
“Datejust” Ref.5031 Big Bubble Back
$5,026
+ $78 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Reference 6084
$3,067
+ $219 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back
$3,995
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Oyster Royal
$4,000
+ $42 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1952 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 6084 Stainless Steel Watch ( 14569)
$4,300
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 14kt ref.3131
$4,381
+ $197 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3458 プレシジョン ヴィンテージ cal.1300 手巻き レディース 797510 中古
$694
+ $65 for shipping
Rolex
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Bubbleback 6298
$8,750
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
$3,576
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Gold Bubbleback 5010 White 32mm Watch
$3,993
+ $199 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage S/Steel & 18k ROLEX Bubble Back Automatic Watch Ref 5015 c.1949 SERVICED
$7,999
+ $37 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
5015
$2,848
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
Automatic Chronometer Super Balance Vintage Stainless Steel Bublé Back
$3,275
+ $29 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
1952 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Semi-Bubbleback Ref. 6103 in Stainless Steel ( 14291)
$4,250
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Rolex
BUBBLEBACK OVETTO 2910 HAUSMANN & CO. MILITARY LIMITED vintage Extended bracelet
$8,543
+ $108 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Reference 3131 14K Pink Gold "Bubbleback"
$3,834
+ $219 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
$2,953
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Rolex Datejust 36
6105
$9,748
+ $110 for shipping
Rolex
Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Brown Stainless Steel Bubbleback 32mm Watch
$2,993
+ $199 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Chronometer
$4,995
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
$5,794
+ $130 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
ロレックス/オイスターパーペチュアル/ビッグバブルバック/クサビアイボリーダイヤル/クロノメーター/Rolex/Oyster Perpetual/Big Bubbleback/Wedge Ivory Dial/Chronometer - ECW SHOTO(江口洋品店・江口時計店)/Eguchi Vintage Clothes & Watch & Watchrepair
$9,008
+ $131 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rose Gold Big Bubbleback "Ovettone"
$21,906
+ $274 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
$3,231
+ $99 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
$3,140
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
32mm ref. 3372
$4,359
+ $218 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback
$3,000
+ $99 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Ref. 6105
$12,048
+ $219 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Ovetto acciaio laminato 20my con segni alla corona.
$2,464
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
$2,508
+ $130 for shipping
Rolex
Vintage Bubbleback 1960's Oyster Perpetual Precision Rref. 6298 Rare 36mm Size
$7,000
+ $80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer
$3,999
+ $42 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual 3065 Bubble Back Hooded 1940s
$10,405
+ $108 for shipping

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.