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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Datejust Rare Official Red Semi-BubbleBack Vintage 6105
£9,500
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411
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£3,685
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US
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm Champagne United Kingdom, Wantage
Rolex ‘super’ Oyster Semi-bubbleback 6084
£4,900
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48
UK
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm Champagne United Kingdom, London
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual
£3,095
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366
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33mm White
Rolex Mens Oyster Perpetual Automatic ref.6564 c.1958 Vintage...
£2,708
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531
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Date Semi Bubble Ovettone, Ref: 6075
£2,950
Verified Dealer
155
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm United Kingdom, LONDON
Rolex RARE GENTLEMAN'S 10k SOLID GOLD ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL...
£5,900
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UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32.8mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, 14K Gold, Vintage, Year 1946
£3,559
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128
US
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm
Rolex Hooded Bubble Back 14k Gold/Steel Ref. 3065
£8,169
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47
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 6050
£2,450
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411
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel White
Rolex Vintage Semi Bubble Back Ovettone Oyster Perpetual 5028
£17,199
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49
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel United Kingdom, Kent
Rolex Bubbleback
£3,295
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UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals United Kingdom, harrow
Rolex Datejust
£6,495
Private Seller
 
UK
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm United Kingdom, Norwich
Rolex Super Oyster 6085 – 1952 – Full Set – £5,100
£5,100
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101
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£2,862
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273
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne Arabic numerals United Kingdom, Hertfordshire
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085 Yellow Gold Bubble Back
£2,350
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65
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 14k Yellow Gold 1951
£4,091
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89
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 2940
£3,644
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590
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 34mm Silver United Kingdom, London
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 6085
£4,950
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411
UK
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm Silver
Rolex Vintage 1958 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6106 Bubbleback...
£1,802
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21
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
£4,177
Verified Dealer
236
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex 1946 Vintage Mens Ref. 3372 "Luxury Model" Bubbleback Watch
£3,518
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167
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm
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Rolex Bubbleback
£7,088
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Stainless Steel
£2,453
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273
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Semi-Bubbleback Ref. 6084
£5,610
Verified Dealer
128
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Champagne United Kingdom, Wantage
Rolex Hooded Lug Rolex ‘super’ Oyster Bubbleback
£7,750
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48
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5015
£4,054
Free shipping
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590
US
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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411
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
£3,030
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250
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual tutone original dial c. 1953-54
£3,387
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41
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31.5mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex 1948 Vintage Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback, 14K Gold &...
£3,518
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167
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne
Rolex Men's Oyster Royal 2940 Bubbleback Automatic, c.1946...
£3,272
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531
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
£20,471
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273
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084
£2,826
Verified Dealer
128
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Bubbleback stell and gold 32mm
£3,972
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Yellow No numerals
Rolex Oyster - Perpetual / 2-Tone / 6084
£2,539
Verified Dealer
236
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel United Kingdom, Kent
Rolex Bubbleback
£3,175
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UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
£6,347
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391
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa...
£3,845
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286
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
£8,182
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258
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage 32mm Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Automatic - Preowned
£3,111
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78
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 35mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Bubble Back
£4,910
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273
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm No numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
£3,563
Verified Dealer
128
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£3,235
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 5026 Bubble Back Watch
£7,616
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272
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel United Kingdom, Kent
Rolex Bubbleback
£3,150
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UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
£7,330
Free shipping
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391
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Pink Gold/SS Tropical circa 1945
£4,791
Verified Dealer
55
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback
£1,638
Verified Dealer
250
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6107 - Cal 645 bubble back – Serviced
£2,699
Verified Dealer
87
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£4,091
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273
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
£3,235
Verified Dealer
128
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32.5mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Solid 14k Rose Gold Bubble Back Automatic Watch 1940s...
£4,373
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
£2,210
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272
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 5015 Unpolished Mens Automatic Vintage Watch...
£4,910
Verified Dealer
84
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
£12,281
Verified Dealer
7
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White
Rolex SS/14K YG Oyster Perpetual ref 6085 circa 1953
£3,808
Verified Dealer
55
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United Kingdom, Birmingham
Rolex BI METAL OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE BACK 5011
£2,250
Verified Dealer
6
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
£3,275
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
£3,272
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Verified Dealer
273
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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