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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
R55 750
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback
R55 901
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Reference 6085
R81 497
+ R4 075 for shipping
Rolex
1946 Oyster 36mm 'Ovettone' aka 'Big Bubbleback' - FULL SET - Steel case - Ref. 5028
R202 723
+ R4 584 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
bubbleback
R60 919
Free shipping
Promoted
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
R123 914
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
R107 779
+ R2 425 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1946 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual ROSE GOLD Bubbleback Salmon 32mm Watch 3131
R74 405
+ R9 298 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rose Gold Big Bubbleback "Ovettone"
R407 483
+ R5 094 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105 Bubble Back 36mm Datejust
R57 815
+ R3 466 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback pink on pink for 'Ronchi Milano'
R244 490
+ R2 037 for shipping
Promoted
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
R132 432
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084 Gold Case and Bracelet
R133 416
+ R1 214 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
14K Yellow Gold 6084 with Red OCC Dial on Leather Strap
R111 802
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
R109 817
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Bubbleback Champagne dial gold 18KT 1950’s
R119 189
+ R2 037 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
R46 657
+ R2 425 for shipping
Promoted
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2764
R99 833
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Ref: 6085 Yellow gold Big bubbleback, "Ovettone"
R87 633
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex
GOLD 18KT ENGINE TURNED OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE BACK RARE
R162 789
Free shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Ref. 6105
R224 115
+ R4 075 for shipping
Rolex
Bubbleback
R93 150
+ R1 845 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 14kt ref.3131
R81 497
+ R3 667 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Chronometer 2940 Stahl Automatik 32mm
R50 732
+ R3 667 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
5015
R52 973
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6107 Big Bubble Back 34mm Automatic Circa 1952
R98 349
+ R1 677 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Ovetto acciaio laminato 20my con segni alla corona.
R45 842
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
R173 180
+ R2 425 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
R295 425
+ R2 649 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
R45 214
Excl. shipping
Private Seller

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Rolex
1951 Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Watch Ref. 6015 - Stainless Steel
R50 907
+ R2 217 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
R200 685
+ R3 647 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6050
R102 486
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
R60 104
+ R1 834 for shipping
Rolex
Bubble Back Automatic
R60 104
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
R234 302
+ R5 297 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Ref 6106 in SS bubble back with caliber A260 from 1962 - Serviced
R55 808
+ R1 845 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage 6084 Oyster Perpetual 34mm Automatic
R91 684
+ R1 813 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronometer Ref No. 2940
R50 175
Free shipping
Rolex
BUBBLEBACK OVETTO 2910 HAUSMANN & CO. MILITARY LIMITED vintage Extended bracelet
R158 918
+ R2 017 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Ovettone 6305/2 Stainless Steel circa 1954 Bubbleback Watch Only
R118 324
+ R1 863 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 3131 14k Yellow Gold 32MM Men Automatic Watch
R74 442
+ R1 677 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual ref 6284 Pre Explorer Semi Bubble Back Vintage
R160 956
+ R2 017 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual BubbleBack
R101 871
+ R2 649 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Yellow Gold Big Bubbleback”Ovettone”
R407 483
+ R5 094 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Bubbleback 6085 Cloisonné Enamel Viking Ship dial 1951’s
Price on request
+ R1 426 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3696
R79 459
+ R2 445 for shipping
Rolex
Bubbleback - ref. 3131 - 18k pink gold - black glossy dial
R305 612
+ R1 406 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
R64 179
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback 2940 Stainless Steel
R43 771
+ R1 845 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Ovettone 1958
R187 442
+ R1 813 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
R181 330
+ R2 037 for shipping
Rolex
Vintage Bubbleback 1960's Oyster Perpetual Precision Rref. 6298 Rare 36mm Size
R130 436
+ R4 658 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
R193 022
+ R2 914 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage Oyster Perpetual Ref-6074 18k Rose Gold Bj-1950
R446 805
+ R11 206 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Royal
R74 535
+ R1 845 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Lady Bubble Back
R50 935
+ R1 019 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Yellow Gold Datejust Bubble Back Watch Ref. 6105
R223 605
+ R2 329 for shipping
Rolex Explorer
6098 Bubble Back - Ovettone 36mm Honeycomb Dial - RARE
R180 858
+ R1 884 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual 3065 Bubble Back Hooded 1940s
R193 554
+ R2 017 for shipping
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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.