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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Auction
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Semi-Bubbleback Ref. 6286 in Stainless...
$1,200
Estimated price
Fortuna
 
Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, Colorado, Colorado Springs
Rolex Bubble Back (C24-54)
$4,850
Verified Dealer
10
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Waffle Yellow Gold Ref. 6085
$7,000
Verified Dealer
19
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Pink Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Marina Del Rey
Rolex Bubble Back 14kt Rose Gold
$5,925
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
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Rolex BUBBLE BACK 2940 1946
$2,825
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
54
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 2940
$3,950
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
670
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Rolex 1946 Vintage Mens Ref. 3372 "Luxury Model" Bubbleback Watch
$4,295
Verified Dealer
186
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, Nevada, Las Vegas
Rolex Stainless Steel Bubble Back 6106
$3,950
Verified Dealer
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
$14,995
Verified Dealer
13
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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
Verified Dealer
63
US
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
Verified Dealer
341
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals United States of America, Arizona, Tempe
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Model 6084
$4,760
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
5
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back 6084 Vintage Automatic Men's Watch Tropical...
$3,895
Verified Dealer
104
US
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
Verified Dealer
138
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5015
$4,450
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
670
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31.5mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Rolex 1948 Vintage Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback, 14K Gold &...
$4,295
Verified Dealer
186
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Rolex Bubble Back 33mm United States of America, Massachusetts, West Boylston
Rolex Hooded Bubble Back 14k Gold/Steel Ref. 3065
$9,975
Verified Dealer
50
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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
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
294
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 28mm United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
$4,500
Verified Dealer
63
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm No numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Datejust Ovettone Ref. 6105
$9,650
Verified Dealer
148
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United States of America, Florida, Fort Myers
Rolex Bubbleback stell and gold 32mm
$4,850
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm Silver No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back 6107 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch Silver...
$3,095
Verified Dealer
104
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$8,950
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
455
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Men's Oyster Royal 2940 Bubbleback Automatic, c.1946...
$3,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
558
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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
Verified Dealer
298
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32.5mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Rego Park
Rolex Solid 14k Rose Gold Bubble Back Automatic Watch 1940s...
$5,339
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$2,699
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
294
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 24.5mm United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex Lady Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
$4,500
Verified Dealer
63
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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
Verified Dealer
148
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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
Verified Dealer
44
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back 3133 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18k Yg 32mm
$3,495
Verified Dealer
104
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$7,750
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
455
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Sunny Isles Beach
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Ref. 2940
$8,500
Verified Dealer
50
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals United States of America, Arizona, Scottsdale
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,999
Verified Dealer
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White No numerals United States of America, Mississippi, Greenville
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,950
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Black United States of America, New York, New York
Auction
Rolex | Ref 5015 'bubbleback', A Yellow Gold Automatic Center...
$10,000
Estimated price
Sotheby's
 
Rolex Bubble Back 36mm Black United States of America, Massachusetts, Andover
Rolex Bubble Back
$6,500
Verified Dealer
31
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,250
Verified Dealer
148
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$4,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
298
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back 5015 Unpolished Mens Automatic Vintage Watch...
$4,195
Verified Dealer
104
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm United States of America, Washington, Bellevue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Watch 6084
$3,300
Verified Dealer
95
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel White United States of America, Florida, Sunny Isles Beach
Rolex Vintage Semi Bubble Back Ovettone Oyster Perpetual 5028
$19,500
Verified Dealer
50
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Men's...
$3,950
Verified Dealer
137
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel White Arabic numerals United States of America, North Carolina, Charlotte
Rolex Vintage 1953 Rolex 6085 Semi-bubbleback 3,6,9 Dial
$2,350
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Auction
Rolex | Ref 3372, Retailed By Serpico Y Laino: A Yellow Gold...
$7,000
Estimated price
Sotheby's
 
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm United States of America, California, San Diego
Rolex 6084 Semi Bubbleback Watch Alligator Skin Band Ruby Jewels
$3,495
Verified Dealer
14
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,300
Verified Dealer
148
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 35mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Bubble Back
$5,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
298
US
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
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubbleback 3131 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18k Yellow...
$3,995
Verified Dealer
104
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex Oyster Date Stainless Steel Leather Strap - 6084
$2,495
Verified Dealer
7
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Yellow No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster - Perpetual / 2-Tone / 6084
$3,100
Verified Dealer
248
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Rolex Bubble Back Vintage Chronometer Hooded 3065 Automatic 14k
$9,000
Verified Dealer
72
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Champagne Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
Rolex Vintage Bubbleback
$4,275
Verified Dealer
12
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Men's Ref. 4021
$4,950
Verified Dealer
137
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,250
Verified Dealer
148
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals United States of America, Illinois, Batavia
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,495
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Chronometer
$4,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
298
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$5,900
Verified Dealer
7
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, Florida, POMPANO BEACH
Rolex Bubble back
$2,300
Verified Dealer
27
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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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