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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
TOP
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
S$ 6,408
Verified Dealer
561
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals Singapore, Singapore
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual 6285 semi bubble back
S$ 7,050
Verified Dealer
14
SG
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm No numerals Singapore, Singapore
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 3,550
Verified Dealer
7
SG
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm Green No numerals
TOP
Rolex Big BubbleBack 18 kt Rosegold
S$ 24,090
Verified Dealer
267
CH
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 20,075
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IT
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
S$ 5,265
Verified Dealer
479
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back California Dial
S$ 4,546
Verified Dealer
60
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex Bubble Back 6085 10k Gold 34mm Vintage
S$ 4,979
Verified Dealer
66
RO
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne
Rolex Men's Oyster Royal 2940 Bubbleback Automatic, c.1946...
S$ 5,685
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
701
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubbleback 2940 with Original Papers and Box
S$ 6,332
Verified Dealer
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
TOP
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 3,557
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
S$ 12,832
Verified Dealer
561
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Black No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 3131 in rose gold with turtle shell bracelet
S$ 12,045
Verified Dealer
52
FR
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 4,818
Verified Dealer
 
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel ca. 32mm
TOP
Rolex Hooded Bubbleback , Werk 2940
S$ 16,004
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Gold
S$ 7,535
Verified Dealer
60
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back ref 2940 California Black Dial
S$ 7,628
Verified Dealer
147
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33mm White
Rolex Mens Oyster Perpetual 1950s Automatic 6564 33mm Vintage...
S$ 4,966
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
701
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold
Rolex VINTAGE Ref. 6085 (RO 4105)
S$ 8,833
Verified Dealer
201
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
TOP
Rolex Bubbleback 14K Pink Gold
S$ 11,669
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Automatic Ref. 3595 Vintage
S$ 8,351
Verified Dealer
84
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 24mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex RARE Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ovetto Bubble Back Two-Tone...
S$ 2,553
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
584
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Ref. 2940
S$ 3,665
Verified Dealer
 
CA
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Champagne
Rolex 18k YG DateJust 6105 Ovettone Circa 1961
S$ 10,582
Verified Dealer
108
CH
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 3372
S$ 7,590
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
584
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6334 Semi Bubble Back Golden Egg 1955
S$ 4,095
Verified Dealer
262
IT
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Silver
Rolex Men's Rolex 18K Gold Oyster Perpetual 3372 Bubble Back...
S$ 8,396
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
701
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 6105 Chronometre Radium Dots Left/ Mancino 1951
S$ 30,512
Verified Dealer
147
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 30mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Lipton Bubbleback Vintage 30mm Manual Wind - Steel
S$ 13,874
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
71
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 35mm White
Rolex Bubble Back Gelbgold 6105
S$ 12,832
Verified Dealer
349
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Gold / Steel ' 5011 ' Rare Roman Dial
S$ 5,049
Verified Dealer
449
BE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex 5015
S$ 3,202
Verified Dealer
5
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm No numerals
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual Ref:6085 10kYellow Gold Bubble...
S$ 4,761
Verified Dealer
96
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Semi-Bubble Back
S$ 40,184
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
584
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold escluso corona 34mm
Rolex Bubbleback 6085 Cloisonné Enamel “Neptune with Two...
S$ 111,616
Verified Dealer
262
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual 6085 Bubbleback Automatic c1951...
S$ 5,407
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
701
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 6105 Vintage Original Dial 1954
S$ 5,459
Verified Dealer
147
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14ct 1955
S$ 8,930
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
27
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 35mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gelbgold
S$ 11,804
Verified Dealer
43
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 6144, 1952
S$ 2,572
Verified Dealer
272
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual honeycomb 25 Year Ford Motors
S$ 12,607
Verified Dealer
1509
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
S$ 12,793
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
621
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 6050
S$ 4,376
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
584
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm No numerals
Rolex Bubbleback 6085 Cloisonné Enamel Viking Ship dial 1951’s
S$ 132,494
Verified Dealer
262
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Men's ref.6085 Oyster Bubbleback Automatic, c.1951 Swiss...
S$ 5,407
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
701
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback ref 3372 Steel and Rose Gold unpolished
S$ 17,664
Verified Dealer
147
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 29mm White
Rolex Oyster Ref. 3133
S$ 6,906
Verified Dealer
518
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back OCC
S$ 5,621
Verified Dealer
105
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Red gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Automatik, cal. 1601, um 1950,
S$ 8,994
Verified Dealer
6
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual honeycomb Dial Gold
S$ 12,446
Verified Dealer
1509
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
S$ 21,338
Verified Dealer
18
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 3065
S$ 10,269
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
584
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 Bubble Back gold 18KT very rare 1951
S$ 9,395
Verified Dealer
262
IT
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Silver
Rolex Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18K Gold Bubble Back...
S$ 8,396
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
701
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6285 Demi Bubbleback HoneyComb Dial
S$ 6,745
Verified Dealer
147
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back Ref. unknown
S$ 5,219
Verified Dealer
518
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 9ct 1953 Explorer
S$ 8,930
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
27
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage mount everest Charles Evans...
S$ 9,634
Verified Dealer
659
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Explorer / Big bubble
S$ 13,716
Verified Dealer
 
JP
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Hooded
S$ 12,527
Verified Dealer
43
DE

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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