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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals United Kingdom, Manchester
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 Bi-Metal Vintage Just Serviced...
£3,750
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Green-Aged Dial c.1953 Ref 6084
£2,450
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494
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Steel & Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Vintage 3372
£4,250
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796
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 Bubble Back Yellow...
£3,676
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285
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
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Rolex Bubbleback 14K Pink Gold
£3,275
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Pink Arabic numerals
Rolex 1955 Rose Gold And Steel Bubble Back Rose Arabic Dial On...
£3,679
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£11,661
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White No numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Bubble Back 5011 Automatic 1949 32mm Men’s Watch
£2,975
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328
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Gold
£3,529
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188
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 29mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex VTG Rolex Oyster Perpetual Two Tone Bubbleback 5007 29mm...
£1,319
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817
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
£7,425
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1302
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Yellow Gold Semi-Bubble Back Rare Oyster Perpetual...
£22,500
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796
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
Rolex Mens Rolex Oyster Bubble Back 1940s 2940 Chronometer...
£2,428
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827
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Roman numerals
Rolex 1949 Bubble Back, Stainless Steel, California Dial with...
£2,907
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Solid 14k Rose Gold Bubble Back Automatic Watch 1940s...
£4,071
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45
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual "bubble Back" 3372 Stainless Steel
£4,642
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341
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Rose Gold 14Kt. Yr: 1948
£2,576
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569
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 18k Rose Gold "Unpolished condition"
£4,967
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188
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£8,382
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 40mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble-Back stainless steel Wristwatch
£2,355
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 34mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5048
£6,950
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796
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18k Rose Gold & SS 2940 32mm...
£3,091
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827
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Pink Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
£4,268
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33.5mm Black
Rolex Vintage OYSTER PERPETUAL Bubble Back Automatic Watch...
£3,676
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45
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm
Rolex 1945 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940 Stainless Steel...
£3,495
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238
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
£7,727
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2940 Bubble Back Vintage Patina...
£4,412
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190
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Rare Vintage 18K Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ovettone Ref....
£13,827
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77
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Grey
Rolex Datejust Ovettone 6105 Yellow Gold Mens Watch
£7,358
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506
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold White
Rolex Bubble Back in pink gold original dial
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 30mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 18k rose gold 30mm watch
£9,198
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£3,091
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212
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32.2mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Military Watch...
£2,943
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Rolex Bubble Back 34mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex 1952 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084 Stainless...
£2,907
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238
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Men's Ref. 4021
£3,643
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378
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel White
Rolex 31mm Vintage Watch Yellow Gold Shell White Dial Automati...
£2,943
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 35mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Bubble Back
£4,412
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560
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 32mm Leather Swiss Automatic...
£2,616
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380
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 30mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Lipton Bubbleback Vintage 30mm Manual Wind Steel
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual BUBBLE 5011 CHRONOMETER 32mm 18K Yellow...
£3,992
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold
Rolex 6105
£11,406
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Rolex Bubble Back 32.4mm Pink
Rolex Vintage 1944 Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronome...
£2,943
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex 1940 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940 Stainless Steel...
£3,164
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Men's...
£2,907
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378
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm United Kingdom, London
Rolex Bubble Back
£2,995
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15
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back
£5,883
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560
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubble back
£1,693
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56
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Bubble Back OCC
£2,444
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31mm Champagne
Rolex JUNIORSPORT von 1939 Edelstahl Handaufzug Rarität 31 mm
£1,745
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex 3130 Bubble Back Gold 18k Vintage
£6,110
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32
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
Rolex Bubble Back
£5,150
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47
US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm
Rolex 1947 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Reference 3131 14k Yellow...
£3,900
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238
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual 14k Yellow Gold Leather Silver...
£4,408
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90
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm United Kingdom, London
Rolex Bubble Back Bi Metal
£5,995
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15
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
£2,940
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560
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubbleback
£2,134
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56
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Brown
Rolex Ovetto Bubble Back
£8,292
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185
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex 3131 Oyster Perpetual Chronometre “Bubble Back”
£3,785
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11
HK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 18k Rose Gold 32.5mm White Dial Vintage 1948
£3,311
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192
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
£2,943
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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.