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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometre Bubble Back Ref. 2940
NZ$ 7,777
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124
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Datejust Bubble Back
NZ$ 11,924
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14
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm
Rolex Bubble Back
NZ$ 16,961
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20
JP
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 35mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Super Oyster, Genève
NZ$ 9,764
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73
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref. 3131
NZ$ 20,392
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799
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel ca. 32mm
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Rolex Hooded Bubbleback , Werk 2940
NZ$ 17,221
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DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
NZ$ 4,320
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160
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
NZ$ 16,558
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28
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm
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Rolex Bubbleback 14K Pink Gold
NZ$ 6,469
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US
Rolex Bubble Back 24mm
Rolex DAU, Bubble Back, 750/-, Automatic, Ref. 5003
NZ$ 11,751
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36
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage mount everest Charles Evans...
NZ$ 10,367
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832
DE
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm
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Rolex 1940s Bubbleback - Oyster Perpetual Chronometer
NZ$ 6,481
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UK
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Hooded
NZ$ 13,480
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73
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 29mm White
Rolex Oyster Ref. 3133
NZ$ 7,431
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799
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Yellow Gold Semi-Bubble Back Rare Oyster Perpetual...
NZ$ 44,870
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754
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Gold
NZ$ 6,970
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158
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
NZ$ 23,037
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16
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31mm Champagne
Rolex JUNIORSPORT von 1939 Edelstahl Handaufzug Rarität 31 mm
NZ$ 3,455
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994
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Brown
Rolex Ovetto Bubble Back
NZ$ 16,417
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160
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Silver
Rolex OVETTO BUBBLE BACK VINTAGE 31MM IN ORO ROSA 18KT
NZ$ 9,505
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196
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage BUBBLE BACK Automatic Ref-3372 in 14k Rose Gold
NZ$ 12,754
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461
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
NZ$ 8,554
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73
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back Ref. unknown
NZ$ 5,616
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799
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 34mm Silver
Rolex Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5048
NZ$ 13,860
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754
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 18k Rose Gold "Unpolished condition"
NZ$ 9,812
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158
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Vintage Rolex “Ovettone 6105 Serpico Y Laino” Datejust
NZ$ 38,523
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71
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
NZ$ 5,379
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661
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Bubble Back OCC
NZ$ 4,839
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160
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual honeycomb 25 Year Ford Motors
NZ$ 8,382
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1865
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback 2940
NZ$ 6,178
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9
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold No numerals
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Ref-3131 14k Yellow Gold Bj-1948
NZ$ 8,589
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461
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 2940
NZ$ 6,481
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799
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Steel & Rose Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Vintage 3372
NZ$ 8,475
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754
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 18k Rose Gold 32.5mm White Dial Vintage 1948
NZ$ 6,540
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169
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
NZ$ 14,668
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1108
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Rare Bubble Back ref.3131 14kt Pink Gold
Price on request
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104
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Bubble Back. Vintage
NZ$ 6,567
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40
ES
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual honeycomb Dial Gold
NZ$ 8,209
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1865
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14ct Pink Gold 1948
NZ$ 13,561
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48
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual SUPER OYSTER CROWN Ref-6084 14K...
NZ$ 13,601
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461
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31mm
Rolex Bubble back Ref. 5010
NZ$ 6,826
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799
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Jumbo 14K Yellow Gold
NZ$ 5,876
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931
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 Bi-Metal Vintage Just Serviced...
NZ$ 7,478
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175
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm
Rolex Ovettone Big Bubble Back 18K Gold
NZ$ 22,449
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20
LI
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back sector dial from 1938
NZ$ 10,352
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62
FR
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 5011 Automatic 1949 32mm Men’s Watch
NZ$ 5,933
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309
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Roman numerals
Rolex 1949 Bubble Back, Stainless Steel, California Dial with...
NZ$ 6,527
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 3130 rose gold 14KT
NZ$ 5,530
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89
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage Oyster Chronometre Bubble Back Ref-5015 14k...
NZ$ 8,589
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461
DE
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual REF 6084 aus 1962
NZ$ 3,957
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229
DE
Rolex Bubble Back
Rolex Oyster bubble back automatic choronometer steel
NZ$ 4,580
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Arabic numerals
Rolex "Bubble Back" ostrich
NZ$ 10,196
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28
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
NZ$ 3,627
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Rolex Bubble Back 36mm
Rolex Bubble Back gelbgold 14 ct.
NZ$ 9,937
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Ovetto didactic
NZ$ 69,126
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IT
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ovetto Vintage, Pink Gold, Black Dial, Ref. 3372
NZ$ 12,097
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IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
NZ$ 4,570
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
NZ$ 7,149
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 6084 steel rose gold
NZ$ 7,258
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm Champagne No numerals
Rolex Datejust Ovettone Bubble Back
NZ$ 9,505
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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.