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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold White No numerals
Rolex Vintage 1950er Oyster Perpetual "Bombay Bubble Back"...
9 900
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37
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 30mm Champagne No numerals
Rolex Vintage Oyster Bubble Back 6065 in 585/- Gelbgold on...
9 300
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139
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Pink
Rolex Bubble Back 3725 Pink Gold / 32mm
3 499
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445
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
7 990
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714
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust "Bubble Back" 6105 Officially...
11 500
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref. 3131
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
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Rolex Bubbleback 14K Pink Gold
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back - Stahl / Gelbgold -...
4 949
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Yellow Gold Semi-Bubble Back Rare Oyster Perpetual...
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815
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
6 200
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10
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 6332
3 500
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121
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back 2764 14k Yellow Gold
2 999
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445
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
5 490
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714
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Rolex Bubble Back White gold 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 18kt White Gold - Unique piece...
75 000
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254
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 2940
3 750
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937
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel ca. 32mm
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Rolex Hooded Bubbleback , Werk 2940
9 965
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm
Rolex Bubble Back
10 210
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38
JP
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Steel & Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Vintage 3372
5 065
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815
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
9 954
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34
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back " ovettone " rose pink gold OCC super rare -...
10 900
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179
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 30mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Speedking 6056 Bubbleback 30mm Vintage 1952
2 533
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201
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
3 000
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17
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Sector Dial | Steel | 2940
6 729
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30
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31mm
Rolex Bubble back Ref. 5010
3 950
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937
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm No numerals
Rolex Datejust 6105 Ovettone cream dial yellow gold 1951
8 550
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476
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Big Bubble Back
6 844
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38
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 34mm Silver
Rolex Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5048
8 283
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815
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 Bi-Metal Vintage Just Serviced...
4 469
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225
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32,3mm Black
Rolex Ref. 3372 Bubbleback 1947 California Black Dial Ovetto...
3 390
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477
CH
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Steel/Rosegold Bubble Back ALL ORIGINAL
6 584
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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.