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Rolex Bubble Back


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Rolex Datejust 36
36mm Vintage Bubbleback Circa 1957 White Dial Fluted Bezel YG on Bracelet 6605
Price on request
+ £234 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
Bubble Back 18K Yellow Gold 36MM 5030 - Cer
£8,875
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Junior Sport - 1941 - Serviced - Dial Patina - 30mm
£1,500
Free shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14ct 1955
£6,095
Free shipping
Rolex Datejust
Oyster-Perpetual Datejust "Bubbleback"
£6,456
+ £121 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster bubbleback
£5,250
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster Perpetual Date Automatic Officially Certified Chronometer BubbleBack Super Balance
£3,694
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 3131 14k Yellow Gold 32MM Men Automatic Watch
£3,226
+ £73 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
£2,541
+ £167 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3131 bubble back oyster perpetual rose gold
£6,460
+ £485 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084 Circa 1953
£2,826
+ £202 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rare 34mm ‘Bubble Back’ 18K Pink Gold
£7,450
Free shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref.6085 14ct c1952 Quilted Dial
£6,625
Free shipping
Rolex
Bubble Back Ref.5050 Automatic 30mm
£1,950
Free shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084 Gold Case and Bracelet
£5,495
Free shipping
Rolex
Oyster Chronometer Adjusted to 6 Position Military WWII 1941 Tropical Dial Original Box P
£2,402
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
32 mm Bubble Back Automatic Ref. 2940 vintage aus 1942 Bubbleblack
£2,585
+ £122 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Vintage OysterPerpetual Bubble Back 6085 Automatic 34mm Men 3-6-9 c.1952 #1155
£1,716
Free shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual 3065 Bubble Back Hooded 1940s
£8,676
+ £60 for shipping
Rolex
1951 Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Watch Ref. 6015 - Stainless Steel
£2,206
+ £96 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back
£3,226
+ £65 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref.6084 10ct 1952
£5,565
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage Chronometer Hooded Bubbleback 31mm Beige Dial Ref. 3065 – 1944
£7,000
+ £30 for shipping
Rolex
Bubbleback
£4,037
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Automatic Chronometer Super Balance Vintage Stainless Steel Bublé Back
£2,645
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Vintage 6605 Datejust Bubbleback 18kt Yellow Gold C. 1957 Officially Certified Chronometer
Price on request
+ £234 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Ref. 5018 - 'Bombe' Lug Bubbleback
£3,836
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
“ Bubble Back Ovetto” Very Rare - year 1954
£5,603
+ £88 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
£513
Free shipping
Rolex
1946 Rolex Oyster 36mm Ovettone aka 'Big Bubbleback' - FULL SET - Ref. 5028
£8,719
+ £259 for shipping

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Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref.6084 18ct 1953 Quilted Dial
£6,837
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3130
£6,090
+ £88 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback Small Seconds
£3,229
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
"Golden Egg"
£4,557
+ £70 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
34mm
£2,585
+ £79 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Chronometer
£4,034
+ £65 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3372
£4,240
+ £101 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
32mm ref. 3372
£3,488
+ £174 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster Perpetual Date Automatic Chronometer Solid 14K Gold/SS Bubble Back Vintage Ref.6105
£4,583
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
£3,418
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
BIG Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Gold 18kt & Steel Ovetto RARE TOP Condition
£3,321
Free shipping
Rolex
Oyster Royal
£3,230
+ £80 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
£571
Free shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
£9,950
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref.6332 1953
£4,717
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
14K Yellow Gold 6084 with Red OCC Dial on Leather Strap
£4,845
Free shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual ref 6284 Pre Explorer Semi Bubble Back Vintage
£6,923
+ £69 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Bubbleback Champagne dial gold 18KT 1950’s
£5,126
+ £88 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Small Seconds
£3,023
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1957 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Ladies Ref. 5003 14k Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Watch ( 14602)
£2,100
+ £101 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster-Perpetual Automatic Red Date Solid 14K(585) Gold S/S Ovettone Bubble Back Vintage
£4,724
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 3131 18kt
£5,245
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Gelb Gold 34mm Vintage Automatik 6084
£4,644
+ £52 for shipping
Rolex
Bubble back Ref. 5015 or 9k gold
£4,039
+ £45 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
California Bubble Back 3133 Lachs/Rotgold
£3,856
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5048
£6,750
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Military Watch 2940
£3,630
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster Perpetual Date Big Bubbleback " ovettone "
£11,392
+ £131 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6107 Big Bubble Back 34mm Automatic Circa 1952
£4,262
+ £73 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Original Box 1952
£17,000
Free 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.