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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Semi-Bubble Back
£22,500
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604
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne
Rolex Bubble Back
£2,663
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 33mm White Arabic numerals
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back 14K Rose Gold Automatic...
£2,579
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719
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 24mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex RARE Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ovetto Bubble Back Two-Tone...
£1,405
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622
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm White No numerals United Kingdom, Plymouth
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronometer Bubble...
£2,500
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UK
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm
Rolex 6084 Semi Bubbleback Watch Alligator Skin Band Ruby Jewels
£2,581
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18
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne No numerals
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm vintage
£3,216
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109
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£3,505
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96
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex 18k Datejust Bubble Back, Silver Dial, Ref: 6105
£6,950
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184
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
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Rolex Bubbleback 14K Pink Gold
£4,073
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 3065
£5,750
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604
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual tutone original dial c. 1953-54
£3,238
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57
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne No numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14ct 1955
£5,000
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29
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back California Dial
£2,502
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67
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34.1mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6085 14K Gold Rare “RED OFFICIALLY”...
£5,087
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175
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
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Rolex Bubble Back
£1,410
Private Seller
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 mens Watch
£2,035
Verified Dealer
381
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Date Semi Bubble Ovettone, Ref: 6075
£2,950
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184
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33mm White
Rolex Mens Oyster Perpetual 1950s Automatic 6564 33mm Vintage...
£2,733
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713
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 3372
£4,250
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604
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
£11,744
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19
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne Roman numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 9ct 1953 Explorer
£5,000
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29
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Gold
£4,147
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67
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm
Rolex Oyster Date Stainless Steel Leather Strap - 6084
£1,954
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10
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
£2,898
Verified Dealer
507
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£3,129
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 5026 Bubble Back Men's Watch
£7,283
Verified Dealer
381
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Men's ref.6085 Oyster Bubbleback Automatic, c.1951 Swiss...
£2,976
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713
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 6050
£2,450
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604
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Platinum 40mm Blue No numerals
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Rolex 228206
£39,158
Private Seller
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
£5,404
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671
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Chronometer Ref.3131 18K
£7,045
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold Gold
Rolex Bubble Back
Price on request
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67
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Bubbleback stell and gold 32mm
£3,798
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 30mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Lipton Bubbleback Vintage 30mm Manual Wind - Steel
£7,636
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77
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
£2,270
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381
US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Silver
Rolex Men's Rolex 18K Gold Oyster Perpetual 3372 Bubble Back...
£4,621
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713
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Gold and SS
£3,407
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£5,478
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382
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
£5,874
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671
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
£3,446
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184
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
£7,041
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662
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£2,741
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44
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel United Kingdom, Kent
Rolex Bubbleback
£3,295
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UK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Rose Gold Yr: 1948
£2,741
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415
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual 6085 Bubbleback Automatic c1951...
£2,976
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713
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Men's...
£3,094
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223
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
£19,576
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382
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Semi Bubble Back Ref. 6332 Automatic
£1,840
Verified Dealer
117
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne No numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3131
£4,151
Verified Dealer
184
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
£2,784
Verified Dealer
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex 6084 Bubbleback
£2,741
Free shipping
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28
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 6084 Vintage Automatic Men's Watch Tropical...
£3,051
Verified Dealer
138
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32.2mm
Rolex Vintage 1946 Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronome...
£2,349
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20
US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Silver
Rolex Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18K Gold Bubble Back...
£4,621
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713
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Men's Ref. 4021
£3,877
Verified Dealer
223
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
£3,129
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
382
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubbleback
£2,271
Verified Dealer
46
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
£2,585
Verified Dealer
184
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Watch 6084
£2,585
Verified Dealer
127
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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