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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 29.5mm Champagne
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Rolex Oyster Bubble Back 18k/750 Gold Handaufzug Kl. Sekunde...
£3,831
Professional dealer
205
DE
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm United Kingdom, Oxford
TOP
Rolex 1940s Bubbleback - Oyster Perpetual Chronometer
£3,250
Private Seller
 
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Yellow Gold Semi-Bubble Back Rare Oyster Perpetual...
£22,500
Free shipping
Professional dealer
714
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White No numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Bubble Back 5011 Automatic 1949 32mm Men’s Watch
£3,150
Professional dealer
273
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Vintage Rolex “Ovettone 6105” Datejust
£9,782
Professional dealer
67
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back California Dial
£2,404
Professional dealer
126
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White United Kingdom, Glasgow
Rolex Bubble Back
£2,695
Private Seller
 
UK
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm United Kingdom, LONDON
Rolex oyster perpetual 18kt ref 6084
£4,700
Private Seller
 
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm
Rolex Oyster Date Stainless Steel Leather Strap - 6084
£1,877
Professional dealer
23
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
TOP
Rolex Bubbleback 14K Pink Gold
£3,349
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2940 Bubble Back Vintage Patina...
£4,511
Professional dealer
168
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Steel & Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Vintage 3372
£4,250
Free shipping
Professional dealer
714
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne Arabic numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref. 6084 14ct 1952 Explorer...
£5,300
Free shipping
Professional dealer
43
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Rose Gold Yr: 1948
£2,634
Professional dealer
506
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Rose Gold Bubble Back
£4,402
Professional dealer
126
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel Vintage 6085
£2,859
Professional dealer
19
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 18k Rose Gold 32.5mm White Dial Vintage 1948
£3,385
Professional dealer
154
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
£6,832
Professional dealer
956
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
£2,784
Professional dealer
607
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Bubbleback 3131 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18k Yellow...
£2,780
Professional dealer
168
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 34mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5048
£6,950
Free shipping
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714
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne Roman numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 9ct 1953 Explorer
£5,000
Free shipping
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43
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Chronometer Ref.3131 18K
£5,264
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Gold
£3,984
Professional dealer
126
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£5,264
Professional dealer
473
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£2,028
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Men's Ref. 4021
£3,725
Professional dealer
302
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual tutone original dial c. 1953-54
£3,112
Professional dealer
70
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34.1mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6085 14K Gold Rare “RED OFFICIALLY”...
£4,812
Professional dealer
201
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Sector Dial | Steel | 2940
£5,794
Professional dealer
26
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne No numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14ct 1955
£5,000
Free shipping
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43
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 30mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Lipton Bubbleback Vintage 30mm Manual Wind - Steel
£7,337
Professional dealer
141
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£8,571
Professional dealer
23
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm
Rolex Oyster Chronometer
£3,759
Professional dealer
473
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Grey
Rolex Datejust Ovettone 6105 Yellow Gold Mens Watch
£7,524
Professional dealer
451
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Men's...
£2,972
Professional dealer
302
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback 2940
£3,198
Professional dealer
6
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£5,568
Professional dealer
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Watch 6084
£2,483
Professional dealer
143
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6106 Semi Bubble Back Stainless Steel...
£3,195
Professional dealer
97
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne No numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3131
£3,988
Professional dealer
207
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual BUBBLE 5011 CHRONOMETER 32mm 18K Yellow...
£4,082
Professional dealer
179
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
£3,382
Professional dealer
473
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Champagne
Rolex Vintage 1940’s Hooded Bubbleback 14k Gold & Steel Mens...
£11,663
Professional dealer
198
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Automatic Officially...
£2,239
Professional dealer
200
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubble back
£1,731
Professional dealer
52
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Original Dial 32mm Vintage...
£4,514
Free shipping
Professional dealer
234
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel White
Rolex Rare 5050 c. 1949 32mm Men's Watch 18k Yellow Gold White...
£3,310
Professional dealer
234
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm
Rolex SS/14K YG Oyster Perpetual ref 6085 circa 1953
£3,499
Professional dealer
135
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084
£2,596
Professional dealer
207
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
TOP
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer "Structured dial" SERVICED
£4,971
Professional dealer
34
SE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 35mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Bubble Back
£4,511
Professional dealer
473
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex 6084 Bubbleback
£2,254
Professional dealer
31
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
£7,289
Professional dealer
631
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubbleback
£2,182
Professional dealer
52
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
£2,600
Professional dealer
70
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm Champagne No numerals
Rolex Datejust (36mm) Ref.: 6105 in Stahl-Gold aus 1953
£5,008
Professional dealer
88
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold White
Rolex Bubble Back in pink gold original dial
Price on request
Free shipping
Professional dealer
55
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
£3,236
Professional dealer
207
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 35mm White No numerals
TOP
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
£8,046
Private Seller
 
CH
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back
£6,016
Professional dealer
473
US
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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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