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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Pink Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Largo
Rolex 1955 Rose Gold And Steel Bubble Back Rose Arabic Dial On...
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm United States of America, California, Cardiff
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Rolex Bubbleback 14K Pink Gold
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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...
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals United States of America, California, La Jolla
Rolex Bubble Back
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm United States of America, California, San Diego
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 Bubble Back Yellow...
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White United States of America, New Hampshire, Nashua
Rolex 35623: Vintage 1953 Oyster Perpetual, Ref. 6084
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 30mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
Rolex Oyster Speedking 6056 Bubbleback 30mm Vintage 1952
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex 1949 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Reference 6050 Stainless...
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Pink Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm United States of America, California, Huntington Beach
Rolex Oyster Perpetual "bubble Back" 3372 Stainless Steel
$6,308
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Gold Arabic numerals United States of America, Nevada, Washoe Valley
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Chronometer
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Rolex Bubble Back
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, Wisconsin, DePere
Rolex Bubble Back
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Rose Gold 14Kt. Yr: 1948
$3,500
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Solid 14k Rose Gold Bubble Back Automatic Watch 1940s...
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Rolex Bubble Back 34mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex 1952 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084 Stainless...
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Surfside
Rolex Bubble Back 18k rose gold 32mm watch
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Marina Del Rey
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Gold
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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
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 31mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Rolex 1931 Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 18K Gold...
$13,682
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32.2mm Silver United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Military Watch...
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm Black No numerals United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Bubble Back Datejust Ovettone ref. 6105 Black Dial
$6,750
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel White United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex 5015 Bubble Back 1948
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage OYSTER PERPETUAL Bubble Back Automatic Watch...
$4,485
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex 1947 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Reference 3131 14k Yellow...
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White No numerals United States of America, California, Santa Monica
Rolex Bubble Back 18k Rose Gold "Unpolished condition"
$6,750
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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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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Rolex 1948 Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14K Gold...
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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.