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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
NZ$5,623
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1946 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual ROSE GOLD Bubbleback Salmon 32mm Watch 3131
NZ$6,831
+ NZ$854 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105 Bubble Back 36mm Datejust
NZ$5,290
+ NZ$318 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
NZ$4,096
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rose Gold 18kt 0.750 Ovetto RARE Brevet SUPER OYSTER
NZ$14,882
Free shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Oro Rosa
NZ$11,361
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rose Gold Big Bubbleback "Ovettone"
NZ$37,251
+ NZ$466 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
NZ$10,039
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback pink on pink for 'Ronchi Milano'
NZ$22,350
+ NZ$186 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
5015
NZ$4,843
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Ref: 6085 Yellow gold Big bubbleback, "Ovettone"
NZ$7,367
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2764
NZ$9,126
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
NZ$9,853
+ NZ$222 for shipping
Rolex
Bubble Back Automatic
NZ$5,494
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex
1946 Oyster 36mm 'Ovettone' aka 'Big Bubbleback' - FULL SET - Steel case - Ref. 5028
NZ$18,532
+ NZ$419 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Yellow Gold Datejust Bubble Back Watch Ref. 6105
NZ$20,527
+ NZ$214 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
バブルバック Ref.2940 アンティーク品 メンズ 腕時計
NZ$4,307
+ NZ$545 for shipping
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Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
NZ$12,106
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Bubbleback Champagne dial gold 18KT 1950’s
NZ$10,896
+ NZ$186 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Original Box 1952
NZ$37,598
+ NZ$88 for shipping
Rolex
datejust big bubble back automatico acciaio e oro 1950 ref. 6105
NZ$7,916
+ NZ$149 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
NZ$21,419
+ NZ$484 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rare 34mm ‘Bubble Back’ 18K Pink Gold
NZ$16,477
+ NZ$133 for shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
NZ$11,376
Excl. shipping
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Rolex
Oyster Perpetual ref 6284 Pre Explorer Semi Bubble Back Vintage
NZ$14,714
+ NZ$184 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Big Bubble Back 6105 "Red Writing" Dial in Gold on Bracelet with Box & Papers
Price on request
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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$4,198
+ NZ$545 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Bubbleback 6085 Cloisonné Enamel Viking Ship dial 1951’s
Price on request
+ NZ$130 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3131
NZ$9,294
+ NZ$559 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6107 Big Bubble Back 34mm Automatic Circa 1952
NZ$9,029
+ NZ$154 for shipping

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14K Yellow Gold 6084 with Red OCC Dial on Leather Strap
NZ$10,264
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BUBBLEBACK REF. 5028 RED WRITING
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+ NZ$261 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
NZ$5,278
+ NZ$218 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 14kt ref.3131
NZ$7,450
+ NZ$335 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
bubbleback
NZ$5,569
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Bubbleback 6085 Cloisonné Enamel “Neptune with Two Americas” 1951’s
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+ NZ$130 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
NZ$4,265
+ NZ$222 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3372
NZ$6,333
Excl. shipping
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Oyster bubbleback
NZ$11,047
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Yellow Gold Big Bubbleback”Ovettone”
NZ$37,251
+ NZ$466 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
"Bubbleback"
NZ$5,494
+ NZ$279 for shipping
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OYSTER PERPETUAL REF.6105 “OVETTONE” DIAMOND INDEXES
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+ NZ$261 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
NZ$65,243
+ NZ$184 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback
NZ$4,918
+ NZ$218 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Ref. 2940 40s
NZ$13,038
+ NZ$186 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
Price on request
+ NZ$120 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Model 6031
NZ$20,442
+ NZ$169 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Ovetto acciaio laminato 20my con segni alla corona.
NZ$4,191
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Datejust 36
6105
NZ$27,007
+ NZ$242 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
NZ$6,873
+ NZ$745 for shipping
Rolex
BUBBLEBACK OVETTO 2910 HAUSMANN & CO. MILITARY LIMITED vintage Extended bracelet
NZ$14,528
+ NZ$184 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3372
NZ$6,834
+ NZ$214 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
NZ$5,322
+ NZ$218 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
NZ$15,831
+ NZ$222 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
NZ$5,494
+ NZ$168 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Ovettone 1958
NZ$17,135
+ NZ$166 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 3131 14k Yellow Gold 32MM Men Automatic Watch
NZ$6,834
+ NZ$154 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Ovetto/Bubbleback - 2940 Oysrter Perpetual acciaio
NZ$5,960
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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 ev10 中古
NZ$1,024
+ NZ$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
NZ$5,020
Excl. 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.