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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
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Rolex BUBBLEBACK 3131 PINK GOLD 40's
$5,240
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Goldammer
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Rolex Bubble Back Tantalum United States of America, California, Sherman Oaks
Rolex Bubble Back
$16,000
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Continental Coin & Jewelry Co.
 
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Rolex Bubble Back 33mm Silver United States of America, Virginia, Vienna
Rolex Vintage 1958 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6106 Bubbleback...
$3,000
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Tysons Watch and Jewelry Exchange
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White United States of America, New York, Smithtown
Rolex RARE Stick Rolex Vintage Army 4961 Brown Leather Strap...
$5,494
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32.8mm Champagne United States of America, California, Pleasant Hill
Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, 14K Gold, Vintage, Year 1946
$4,345
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Estates Consignments
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Rolex Bubble Back 33mm United States of America, California, San Diego
Rolex 6084 Semi Bubbleback Watch Alligator Skin Band Ruby Jewels
$3,799
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Carter's Diamonds
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$8,950
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Interwatches
285
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,100
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Second Time Around Watch Company
111
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
Rolex Bubbleback
$2,000
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Tarrytown Jewelers
192
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa...
$4,695
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Element iN Time NYC
229
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 23mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Lynbrook
Rolex Jaeger LeCoultre JLC Reverso 23mm Black Arabic 250.2.86...
$5,994
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Collectors Coins of Lynbrook LLC
52
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Men's Oyster Royal 2940 Bubbleback Automatic, c.1946...
$3,752
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GMTSKY
465
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 23mm United States of America, Hawaii, honolulu
Rolex bubbleback
$2,600
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Champagne United States of America, Florida, 33431
Rolex Vintage 1940’s Hooded Bubbleback 14k Gold & Steel Mens...
$15,500
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Jewels in Time
90
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Pink United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 3696 18k Rose Gold Vintage Mens Watch
$4,299
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Phigora
245
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$7,750
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Interwatches
285
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,100
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Second Time Around Watch Company
111
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
$3,700
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Tarrytown Jewelers
192
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
$9,990
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SwissWatchExpo
184
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 6084 Men's Watch in 14kt...
$4,250
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Gemma by WP Diamonds
94
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31.5mm Silver United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Signed Billy Graham to Lee Fisher 1950 Solid Gold...
$15,200
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GMTSKY
465
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United States of America, Florida, Fort Myers
Rolex Bubbleback stell and gold 32mm
$4,850
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
$5,100
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Sea Wave Diamonds
208
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$2,699
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Phigora
245
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex SS/14K YG Oyster Perpetual ref 6085 circa 1953
$4,650
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Wanna Buy A Watch?
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm No numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
$3,350
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Second Time Around Watch Company
111
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
Rolex Bubbleback
$3,700
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Tarrytown Jewelers
192
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne United States of America, California, San Diego
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 14k Yellow Gold 1951
$4,995
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Quality Diamonds
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,495
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AJ Watches
225
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Rolex Bubble Back 33mm United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Vintage 6084 Oyster Perpetual 1952 14K Gold Bubbleback...
$7,120
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GMTSKY
465
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm United States of America, New York, Rego Park
Rolex Vintage S/Steel & 18k Bubble Back Automatic Watch Ref...
$6,999
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
Rolex Oyster Perpetual tutone original dial c. 1953-54
$4,135
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Vintage Watch: Fabsuisse
36
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 5026 Bubble Back Watch
$9,299
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Phigora
245
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm White United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex SS/14K YG Ribbed Hooded Bubbleback circa 1940’s
$5,850
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Wanna Buy A Watch?
41
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 30mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Viceroy Ref. 3358
$3,600
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Second Time Around Watch Company
111
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 24mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$1,900
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Tarrytown Jewelers
192
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Rolex Bubble Back 33mm United States of America, Massachusetts, West Boylston
Rolex Hooded Bubble Back 14k Gold/Steel Ref. 3065
$8,975
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Watermark Watches
42
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Stainless Steel
$2,995
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AJ Watches
225
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33mm White United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Mens Oyster Perpetual Automatic ref.6564 c.1958 Vintage...
$3,840
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GMTSKY
465
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Mississippi, Greenville
Rolex Bubble Back
$4,650
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back 2940 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch Silver...
$2,995
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Empire Time Inc
64
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, NYC
Rolex Vintage 32mm Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Automatic - Preowned
$3,799
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Chronostore
56
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 24.5mm United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex Lady Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
$4,650
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Wanna Buy A Watch?
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
$3,300
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Second Time Around Watch Company
111
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Rolex Bubble Back Red gold United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE CHRONOMETER 14K Rose Gold Unisex...
$4,495
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Natiluxia LLC
62
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm United States of America, Minnesota, Minneapolis
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 'bubble Back', Ref. 6085, Circa 1951
$3,475
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JB Hudson Jewelers
46
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$4,995
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AJ Watches
225
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
Rolex Bubble Back Viceroy Steel & Rose Gold
$3,500
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Timeless Luxury
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm No numerals
Rolex Semi Bubble Back 14K gold certified chronometer ref 6084
$2,699
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Private Seller
CA
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black Roman numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 3372 Mens Automatic Watch...
$4,795
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Empire Time Inc
64
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Rolex Bubble Back Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Rolex Vintage Rare Rolex Mid size Oyster Perpetual Ref 3348
$4,250
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DeMesy Fine Watches
93
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex SS/14K YG Bubbleback Serpico Y Laino circa 1938
$4,850
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Wanna Buy A Watch?
41
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084
$3,450
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Second Time Around Watch Company
111
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, Colorado, Colorado Springs
Rolex Bubble Back (C24-54)
$4,850
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Knight Watch & Jewelry Co.
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
$14,995
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Raymond Lee Jewelers
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$4,495
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AJ Watches
225
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Yellow No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster - Perpetual / 2-Tone / 6084
$3,100
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Sea Wave Diamonds
208
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Certified Chronometer...
$2,800
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Private Seller
 
CA
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubbleback 3131 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18k Yellow...
$4,395
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Empire Time Inc
64
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Rolex Bubble Back United States of America, Hawaii, Honolulu
Rolex Rare Vintage Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetua...
$11,000
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Hawaii Estate & Jewelry Buyers
 
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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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