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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
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Rolex BUBBLEBACK 3131 PINK GOLD 40's
S$ 7,217
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Seller
Goldammer
35
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Singapore, Singapore
Rolex Semi Bubbleback 6285 with Waffle Dial
S$ 6,028
Seller
Private Seller
 
SG
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 2940
S$ 5,884
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
282
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 35mm White
Rolex Bubble Back Gelbgold 6105
S$ 12,536
Seller
CW CologneWatch GmbH
264
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Semi-Bubble Back
S$ 40,294
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
335
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Yellow Gold
S$ 7,296
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1029
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Tantalum
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 22,492
Seller
Continental Coin & Jewelry Co.
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 16,292
Seller
BrandNew&Co Ltd.
 
JP
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Bubbleback Ref. 2940
S$ 4,705
Seller
maxwatches.eu
803
DE
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Roman numerals
Rolex BUBBLEBACK 2940 with Silver Print Roman Dial
S$ 9,559
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
72
HK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm No numerals
TOP
Rolex Edmund Hillary Everest Oyster Perpetual Red
S$ 18,671
Seller
Private Seller
 
GR
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back Ref. unknown
S$ 5,099
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
282
NL
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm
Rolex Super Oyster Perpetual Semi-bubbleback
S$ 10,297
Seller
Sonning Vintage Watches Limited
43
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Ref. 3372 Steel & Rose Gold Year 1954
S$ 4,548
Seller
Dolce Time
138
IT
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm Silver
Rolex Vintage 1958 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6106 Bubbleback...
S$ 4,217
Free shipping
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Tysons Watch and Jewelry Exchange
11
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Ref-3131 14K Yellow Gold Bj-1957
S$ 12,128
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
185
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 31mm
Rolex Bubble Back オイスターパーペチュアル
S$ 16,292
Seller
BrandNew&Co Ltd.
 
JP
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex RARE Stick Rolex Vintage Army 4961 Brown Leather Strap...
S$ 7,723
Free shipping
Seller
Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
137
US
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm
Rolex SEMI-BUBBLEBACK 6085 18K Rose Gold with Honeycomb Dial
S$ 13,214
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
72
HK
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel ca. 32mm
TOP
Rolex Hooded Bubbleback , Werk 2940
S$ 15,635
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 29mm
Rolex Oyster 1937 Ref. 3348
S$ 3,922
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
282
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold
Rolex rare Bubble Back Ovetto pink gold Manual
S$ 9,414
Seller
Swiss Luxury Watches Lugano
21
CH
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex Semi Bubble Back 14K
S$ 7,060
Seller
Roosevelt Or
5
FR
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Date Semi Bubble Ovettone, Ref: 6075
S$ 5,283
Seller
Tempvs Ltd
139
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage BUBBLE BACK Automatic Ref-3372 in 14k Rose Gold
S$ 11,579
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
185
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
S$ 12,536
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
322
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Champagne
Rolex Hooded Lug Rolex ‘super’ Oyster Bubbleback
S$ 13,879
Seller
Sonning Vintage Watches Limited
43
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Roman numerals
Rolex BUBBLEBACK 3131 14K Yellow Gold with Creamy Raised Roman...
S$ 15,463
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
72
HK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage mount everest Charles Evans...
S$ 9,412
Seller
Uhrenkapital
433
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 29mm White
Rolex Oyster Ref. 3133
S$ 6,747
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
282
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Gold / Steel ' 5011 ' Rare Roman Dial
S$ 4,933
Seller
Time Line
251
BE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084
S$ 5,553
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
474
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Gelbgold Automatik Armband...
S$ 7,765
Seller
Juwelier Ralf Häffner
1007
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Oyster Chronometre Bubble Back Ref-5015 14k...
S$ 7,798
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
185
DE
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm Champagne
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual
S$ 5,364
Seller
Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
312
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Champagne
Rolex ‘super’ Oyster ‘red’ Semi-bubbleback
S$ 6,984
Seller
Sonning Vintage Watches Limited
43
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL 6299 Pre-Explorer Big Bubbleback
S$ 10,543
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
72
HK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
S$ 7,829
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
322
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref. 3131
S$ 18,514
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
282
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
S$ 5,818
Seller
Time Line
251
BE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32.8mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, 14K Gold, Vintage, Year 1946
S$ 6,108
Free shipping
Seller
Estates Consignments
111
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Ovetto 6015 Bubbleback Automatic Ser. 54++++ G14
S$ 3,654
Free shipping
Seller
Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3433
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back 14k Rose Gold Ref-3131 Original 14k...
S$ 9,853
Seller
Bachmann & Scher
185
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Champagne
Rolex Vintage 1940’s Hooded Bubbleback 14k Gold & Steel Mens...
S$ 21,789
Seller
Jewels in Time
90
US
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm
Rolex 6084 Semi Bubbleback Watch Alligator Skin Band Ruby Jewels
S$ 5,340
Seller
Carter's Diamonds
11
US
Rolex Bubble Back 31mm Arabic numerals
Rolex HOODED BUBBLEBACK 3065 2-Tone Pink Gold with Creamy Dial
S$ 23,195
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
72
HK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
S$ 12,582
Free shipping
Seller
Interwatches
286
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31mm
Rolex Bubble back Ref. 5010
S$ 6,197
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
282
NL
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm
Rolex 6085 Super Oyster – 1952 – Full Set – £5,250
S$ 9,402
Seller
Oakleigh Watches
86
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold escluso corona 34mm
Rolex Bubbleback 6085 enamel cloisonné “Neptune with Two...
S$ 109,043
Seller
Watches Management
106
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 3372
S$ 6,668
Seller
Meertz WORLDOFTIME.DE
231
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
S$ 5,764
Seller
Second Time Around Watch Company
112
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback
S$ 2,812
Seller
Tarrytown Jewelers
194
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel Grey Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble back 6028
S$ 14,905
Seller
Tempo al Tempo snc di
11
IT
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex BUBBLEBACK 2940 with "Tropical" Arabic Dial
S$ 4,498
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
72
HK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
S$ 9,884
Seller
WATCHBOX.BE
8
BE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Brown Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Steel Chronometer Original Tropical Dial
S$ 6,041
Seller
ONWATCHES
237
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18k Gold 6085
S$ 6,888
Seller
Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
551
LI
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 24mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Automatik - Bubble Back
S$ 6,274
Seller
Miquel Schmuck & Uhren GmbH
1115
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 9k Gold Ref. 3131 1945/1946
S$ 4,079
Seller
Private Seller
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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