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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6107 Big Bubble Back 34mm Automatic Circa 1952
NZ$9,118
+ NZ$155 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3458 プレシジョン ヴィンテージ cal.1300 手巻き レディース 797607 中古
NZ$1,067
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3131
NZ$7,893
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
32 mm Bubble Back Automatic Ref. 2940 vintage aus 1942 Bubbleblack
NZ$5,446
+ NZ$294 for shipping
Rolex
1946 Rolex Oyster 36mm Ovettone aka 'Big Bubbleback' - FULL SET - Ref. 5028
NZ$18,368
+ NZ$415 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rare 34mm ‘Bubble Back’ 18K Pink Gold
NZ$16,002
+ NZ$129 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 14kt ref.3131
NZ$7,384
+ NZ$332 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Ref. 6105
NZ$20,306
+ NZ$369 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
BIG Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Gold 18kt & Steel Ovetto RARE TOP Condition
NZ$6,627
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084 Gold Case and Bracelet
NZ$11,803
+ NZ$107 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
5015
NZ$4,800
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3458 プレシジョン ヴィンテージ cal.1300 手巻き レディース 797510 中古
NZ$1,186
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
14K Yellow Gold 6084 with Red OCC Dial on Leather Strap
NZ$10,365
Free shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
NZ$16,060
+ NZ$220 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
NZ$4,296
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex
Bubbleback
NZ$3,628
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3131 BubbleBack Ivory radium dial yellow gold 14KT 1948's
NZ$9,138
+ NZ$185 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084 Circa 1953
NZ$6,046
+ NZ$432 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
Bubble Back 18K Yellow Gold 36MM 5030 - Cer
NZ$18,985
+ NZ$171 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref.6085 14ct c1952 Quilted Dial
NZ$14,230
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 3131 14k Yellow Gold 32MM Men Automatic Watch
NZ$6,901
+ NZ$155 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3131 bubble back oyster perpetual rose gold
NZ$11,229
+ NZ$1,037 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
NZ$9,765
+ NZ$220 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
34mm - 6084 - Refinished GENUINE DIAL - 1952 - GENUINE ROLEX
NZ$4,800
+ NZ$90 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
32mm ref. 3372
NZ$7,347
+ NZ$367 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage 6084 Oyster Perpetual 34mm Automatic
NZ$8,307
+ NZ$164 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Semi Bubble Ref. 6085
Price on request
+ NZ$738 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
36mm Vintage Bubbleback Circa 1957 White Dial Fluted Bezel YG on Bracelet 6605
Price on request
+ NZ$501 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
セミバブルバック Ref.6084 アンティーク品 メンズ 腕時計
NZ$4,293
+ NZ$557 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Vintage Bubbleback Automatik 18. ct Gold Red Officially
NZ$10,688
+ NZ$517 for shipping

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Lady Bubble Back
NZ$6,461
+ NZ$92 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster Perpetual Date Automatic Officially Certified Chronometer BubbleBack Super Balance
NZ$7,903
+ NZ$171 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
NZ$18,183
+ NZ$330 for shipping
Rolex Datejust
“Datejust” Ref.5031 Big Bubble Back
NZ$8,585
+ NZ$134 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
NZ$16,430
+ NZ$185 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
NZ$6,000
+ NZ$462 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
MARCONI
NZ$3,323
+ NZ$921 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1957 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084 in Stainless Steel ( 14780)
NZ$7,342
+ NZ$216 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Ref. 5018 - 'Bombe' Lug Bubbleback
NZ$7,687
+ NZ$171 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rose Gold Big Bubbleback "Ovettone"
NZ$36,921
+ NZ$462 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Chronometer Adjusted to 6 Position Military WWII 1941 Tropical Dial Original Box P
NZ$5,139
+ NZ$171 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback Gilt Dial ref.3372
NZ$7,200
+ NZ$164 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Bubbleback 6085 Cloisonné Enamel Viking Ship dial 1951’s
Price on request
+ NZ$129 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual BubbleBack
NZ$9,230
+ NZ$240 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronometer Ref No. 2940
NZ$4,665
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
NZ$5,815
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Chronometer 2940 Stahl Automatik 32mm
NZ$5,335
+ NZ$332 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3130
NZ$12,830
+ NZ$369 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
"SERPICO Y LAINO" Ref. 3696 BUBBLEBACK Vintage automatic watch Cal. 630
NZ$7,541
+ NZ$297 for shipping
Rolex
BUBBLEBACK OVETTO 2910 HAUSMANN & CO. MILITARY LIMITED vintage Extended bracelet
NZ$14,399
+ NZ$183 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
34mm
NZ$5,446
+ NZ$166 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3372
NZ$8,289
+ NZ$515 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster Perpetual Date Big Bubbleback " ovettone "
NZ$23,260
+ NZ$462 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1952 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 6084 Stainless Steel Watch ( 14569)
NZ$7,428
+ NZ$216 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Bubbleback Rose Gold
NZ$11,630
+ NZ$164 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Ovetto acciaio laminato 20my con segni alla corona.
NZ$4,613
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
34mm Full Steel Bubble back 1953
NZ$5,787
+ NZ$173 for shipping
Rolex Explorer
6098 Bubble Back - Ovettone 36mm Honeycomb Dial - RARE
NZ$16,188
+ NZ$169 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Yellow Gold Big Bubbleback”Ovettone”
NZ$36,921
+ NZ$462 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual 3065 Bubble Back Hooded 1940s
NZ$17,537
+ NZ$183 for shipping

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.