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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
TOP
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
S$ 12,415
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
352
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm No numerals Singapore, Singapore
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 3,550
Seller
Mo Li Hua Watches and Jewelry
 
SG
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm Gold No numerals Singapore, Singapore
Rolex 16013
S$ 6,500
Seller
Private Seller
 
SG
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Singapore, Singapore
Rolex Semi Bubbleback 6285 with Waffle Dial
S$ 3,168
Seller
Private Seller
 
SG
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref. 3131
S$ 18,336
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
330
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Semi-Bubble Back
S$ 38,735
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
368
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual honeycomb Dial Gold
S$ 12,042
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1102
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5015
S$ 8,238
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
518
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 1945 14ct Pink Gold Chronometer
S$ 9,469
Seller
Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Rolex Bubble Back 35mm Silver
Rolex Vintage 32mm Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Automatic Unisex...
S$ 5,260
Seller
Luxxtyle
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 9,323
Seller
Montres Collection Privée
35
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage mount everest Charles Evans...
S$ 9,322
Seller
Uhrenkapital
477
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Silver
Rolex Ovetto Bubble Back Vintage 31mm In Oro Rosa 18kt
S$ 8,546
Seller
Pasini Gioielli
82
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 2940
S$ 5,827
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
330
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
S$ 6,992
Seller
European Watch Company
 
PL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Yellow Gold
S$ 7,225
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1102
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm No numerals
TOP
Rolex Edmund Hillary Everest Oyster Perpetual Red
S$ 16,316
Seller
Private Seller
 
GR
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Ref-3131 14K Yellow Gold Bj-1957
S$ 12,011
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
207
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Bubbleback Ref. 2940
S$ 4,660
Seller
maxwatches.eu
879
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Date Semi Bubble Ovettone, Ref: 6075
S$ 5,079
Seller
Tempvs Ltd
147
UK
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm
Rolex 6085 Super Oyster – 1952 – Full Set – £5,250
S$ 9,038
Seller
Oakleigh Watches
93
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel ca. 32mm
TOP
Rolex Hooded Bubbleback , Werk 2940
S$ 15,484
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31mm
Rolex Bubble back Ref. 5010
S$ 6,138
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
330
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
S$ 7,443
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
352
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3130
S$ 21,754
Seller
Watch Out Srl
64
IT
Rolex Bubble Back
Rolex Bubble Back 5015
S$ 4,295
Seller
Royan Jewellery
5
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Oyster Chronometre Bubble Back Ref-5015 14k...
S$ 7,723
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
207
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback
S$ 2,769
Seller
Tarrytown Jewelers
225
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 23mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Jaeger LeCoultre JLC Reverso 23mm Black Arabic 250.2.86...
S$ 7,884
Seller
Collectors Coins of Lynbrook LLC
65
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Gelbgold Automatik Armband...
S$ 7,690
Seller
Juwelier Ralf Häffner
1076
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm
S$ 6,526
Seller
Ticino Watch Lab Sagl
150
CH
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back Ref. unknown
S$ 5,050
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
330
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 35mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Ovettone (1958)
S$ 7,505
Seller
Ourivesaria Orion
28
PT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm
Rolex BubbleBack Ref. 2940
S$ 5,439
Seller
Watch Out Srl
64
IT
Rolex Bubble Back
Rolex Oyster Perpetual BUBBLE BACK ref. 2940 Vintage
S$ 3,099
Seller
KYL WATCHES LTD
8
HK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage BUBBLE BACK Automatic Ref-3372 in 14k Rose Gold
S$ 11,468
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
207
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Ovetto 6015 Bubbleback Automatic Ser. 54++++ G14
S$ 3,619
Free shipping
Seller
Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3569
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 14k Yellow Gold 1951
S$ 6,916
Free shipping
Seller
Quality Diamonds
70
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 24mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Automatik - Bubble Back
S$ 6,214
Seller
Miquel Schmuck & Uhren GmbH
1179
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 4,273
Seller
LE MUSE sas
124
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 29mm White
Rolex Oyster Ref. 3133
S$ 6,682
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
330
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 6,060
Seller
Gioielleria Duca srl
197
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Roman numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Bucherer W name dial
S$ 5,542
Free shipping
Seller
Kusumoto Sititen
 
JP
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Black No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 3131 Rose Gold 14kt 31mm
S$ 6,875
Seller
Taleda
517
CH
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back 14k Rose Gold Ref-3131 Original 14k...
S$ 9,758
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
207
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
Rolex Bubble Back 18k yellow gold ref.3372
S$ 8,857
Seller
NOVAVENIDA RELOJOEIROS Lda
218
PT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 7,225
Seller
Regent gioielli
6
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubble Back (C24-54)
S$ 6,715
Seller
Knight Watch & Jewelry Co.
8
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 2764 Riveted Bracelet
S$ 6,092
Free shipping
Seller
Ferlazzo LLC
108
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 29mm
Rolex Oyster 1937 Ref. 3348
S$ 3,885
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
330
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Red gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
S$ 12,198
Seller
Meertz WORLDOFTIME.DE
263
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 9,168
Seller
VintageWatchLover
 
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 34mm Gold No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 8,018
Seller
KLUB
95
PT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 3372
S$ 5,423
Seller
Chronogermany Luxusuhrenhandel
365
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Bubble Back pink gold in stainless steel ref.5011
S$ 6,992
Seller
NOVAVENIDA RELOJOEIROS Lda
218
PT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32.8mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, 14K Gold, Vintage, Year 1946
S$ 6,016
Free shipping
Seller
Estates Consignments
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex Bubble Back 18K Gold
S$ 8,065
Seller
Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
608
LI
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
S$ 13,832
Free shipping
Seller
SwissWatchExpo
225
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold
Rolex VINTAGE Ref. 6085 (RO 4105)
S$ 8,546
Seller
Cavour Orologi Srl
138
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 3372
S$ 6,604
Seller
Meertz WORLDOFTIME.DE
263
DE
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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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