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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
£2,367
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Rolex
Bubbleback
£1,661
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1946 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual ROSE GOLD Bubbleback Salmon 32mm Watch 3131
£3,158
+ £395 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
6084 Gold Case and Bracelet
£5,495
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
14K Yellow Gold 6084 with Red OCC Dial on Leather Strap
£4,745
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
£5,260
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Reference 6085
£3,445
+ £129 for shipping
Rolex
Bubbleback
£3,954
+ £78 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Certified
6105
£7,950
+ £80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6107 Big Bubble Back 34mm Automatic Circa 1952
£4,174
+ £71 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
bubbleback
£3,555
+ £78 for shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2764
£4,220
Excl. shipping
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Rolex
1951 Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Watch Ref. 6015 - Stainless Steel
£2,161
+ £94 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Ref 6106 in SS bubble back with caliber A260 from 1962 - Serviced
£2,369
+ £78 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Fully Overhauled
£4,195
+ £42 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Ovettone 6305/2 Stainless Steel circa 1954 Bubbleback Watch Only
£5,022
+ £79 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
Bubble Back 3131 14k Yellow Gold 32MM Men Automatic Watch
£3,160
+ £71 for shipping
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Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Ref. 5030 "Big Bubble Back" 18k yellow gold
£11,197
+ £86 for shipping
Rolex
1946 Oyster 36mm 'Ovettone' aka 'Big Bubbleback' - FULL SET - Steel case - Ref. 5028
£8,570
+ £254 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Certified
6105
£29,500
+ £42 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback 2940 Stainless Steel
£1,858
+ £78 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Certified
Rare 34mm ‘Bubble Back’ 18K Pink Gold
£7,450
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Certified
6085 Original Box 1952
£17,000
Free shipping
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Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
£5,598
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
5015
£2,239
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
18k SOLID GOLD ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL
£5,700
Excl. shipping
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Rolex
Oyster Royal
£3,164
+ £78 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Certified
Yellow Gold Datejust Bubble Back Watch Ref. 6105
£9,491
+ £99 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster bubbleback
£4,995
Excl. shipping
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Rolex
Vintage Bubbleback 1960's Oyster Perpetual Precision Rref. 6298 Rare 36mm Size
£5,536
+ £198 for shipping

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
bubbleback
£2,575
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rose Gold Big Bubbleback "Ovettone"
£17,226
+ £172 for shipping
Rolex Datejust
Oyster-Perpetual Datejust "Bubbleback"
£6,323
+ £119 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1952 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 6084 Stainless Steel Watch ( 14569)
£3,401
+ £99 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
36mm Bubbleback ca 1953 Unpolished case
£4,231
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1946 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14K GOLD Bubbleback 3372 White 32mm Watch
£3,158
+ £395 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
3372
£3,160
+ £99 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105 Bubble Back 36mm Datejust
£2,450
+ £176 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
£4,556
+ £77 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vinatge Bubble Back
£3,073
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback pink on pink for 'Ronchi Milano'
£10,336
+ £43 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual
£3,954
+ £78 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster BubbleBack ref 6303 34mm From 1954 Vintage
£2,317
+ £68 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Reference 3131 14K Pink Gold "Bubbleback"
£3,015
+ £129 for shipping
Rolex
Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Brown Stainless Steel Bubbleback 32mm Watch
£2,367
+ £395 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage S/Steel & 18k ROLEX Bubble Back Automatic Watch Ref 5015 c.1949 SERVICED
£6,326
+ £102 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
£4,642
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
£1,972
+ £77 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Certified
34mm 18k Gold Serviced 1952
£5,219
+ £102 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Bubbleback Champagne dial gold 18KT 1950’s
£5,039
+ £86 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Ref: 6085 Yellow gold Big bubbleback, "Ovettone"
£3,708
Excl. shipping
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Rolex
GOLD 18KT ENGINE TURNED OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE BACK RARE
£6,882
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Rolex Datejust 36
Certified
Oyster Perpetual Date Automatic Chronometer Solid 14K Gold/SS Bubble Back Vintage Ref.6105
£4,488
+ £78 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
34MM BubbleBack 6106 Steel Factory Rolex Box
£3,146
+ £78 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
セミバブルバック Ref.6084 アンティーク品 メンズ 腕時計
£1,918
+ £249 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 14kt ref.3131
£3,445
+ £86 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Certified
Bubble Back Chronometer 2940 Stahl Automatik 32mm
£2,145
+ £73 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Ref. 6105
£9,474
+ £172 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual ref 6284 Pre Explorer Semi Bubble Back Vintage
£6,804
+ £68 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Certified
Speedking 6056 Bubbleback 30mm Vintage 1952
£2,293
+ £102 for shipping
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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.