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Rolex Datejust 36
36mm Vintage Bubbleback Circa 1957 White Dial Fluted Bezel YG on Bracelet 6605
Price on request
+ C$124 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
Bubble Back 18K Yellow Gold 36MM 5030 - Cer
C$15,167
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Datejust
Oyster-Perpetual Datejust "Bubbleback"
C$11,034
+ C$166 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster Perpetual Date Automatic Officially Certified Chronometer BubbleBack Super Balance
C$6,314
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Vintage Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084 Circa 1953
C$4,830
+ C$173 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 3131 14k Yellow Gold 32MM Men Automatic Watch
C$5,513
+ C$124 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
C$4,336
+ C$449 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3131 bubble back oyster perpetual rose gold
C$11,041
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
32 mm Bubble Back Automatic Ref. 2940 vintage aus 1942 Bubbleblack
C$4,411
+ C$238 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Vintage OysterPerpetual Bubble Back 6085 Automatic 34mm Men 3-6-9 c.1952 #1155
C$2,937
Free shipping
Rolex
1951 Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Watch Ref. 6015 - Stainless Steel
C$3,770
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back
C$5,513
+ C$110 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Chronometer Adjusted to 6 Position Military WWII 1941 Tropical Dial Original Box P
C$4,106
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual 3065 Bubble Back Hooded 1940s
C$14,802
+ C$148 for shipping
Rolex
100% Authentic Vintage 1952 Rolex 14K Red Officially Pre-Explorer Super Oyster +
C$9,937
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex
1946 Rolex Oyster 36mm Ovettone aka 'Big Bubbleback' - FULL SET - Ref. 5028
C$14,877
+ C$336 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Ref. 5018 - 'Bombe' Lug Bubbleback
C$6,555
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Royal
C$5,520
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
14K Yellow Gold 6084 with Red OCC Dial on Leather Strap
C$8,280
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 14k Gold Arabic numerals dial gold 1947 era
C$7,875
+ C$125 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
“ Bubble Back Ovetto” Very Rare - year 1954
C$9,560
+ C$172 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Automatic Chronometer Super Balance Vintage Stainless Steel Bublé Back
C$4,520
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Vintage 6605 Datejust Bubbleback 18kt Yellow Gold C. 1957 Officially Certified Chronometer
Price on request
+ C$124 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
"Golden Egg"
C$7,775
+ C$150 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
C$878
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
32mm ref. 3372
C$5,951
+ C$298 for shipping
Rolex
Bubbleback
C$6,899
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3130
C$10,391
+ C$299 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14ct 1955
C$10,679
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
34mm
C$4,411
+ C$135 for shipping

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
BIG Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Gold 18kt & Steel Ovetto RARE TOP Condition
C$5,667
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3372
C$7,245
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
C$5,831
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster Perpetual Date Automatic Chronometer Solid 14K Gold/SS Bubble Back Vintage Ref.6105
C$7,832
+ C$109 for shipping
Promoted
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6107 Big Bubble Back 34mm Automatic Circa 1952
C$7,284
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback Small Seconds
C$5,519
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Gelb Gold 34mm Vintage Automatik 6084
C$7,923
+ C$88 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref.6085 14ct c1952 Quilted Dial
C$11,607
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster
Junior Sport - 1941 - Serviced - Dial Patina - 30mm
C$2,628
+ C$105 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual ref 6284 Pre Explorer Semi Bubble Back Vintage
C$11,812
+ C$148 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 797510 中古
C$976
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Chronometer
C$6,893
+ C$110 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Bubbleback Champagne dial gold 18KT 1950’s
C$8,747
+ C$150 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Ref 6106 in SS bubble back with caliber A260 from 1962 - Serviced
C$4,409
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Small Seconds
C$5,158
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 3131 18kt
C$8,964
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex
Oyster Precision Ref. 6028 aus dem Jahr 1952 „large size“
C$17,194
+ C$88 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Oyster-Perpetual Automatic Red Date Solid 14K(585) Gold S/S Ovettone Bubble Back Vintage
C$8,073
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
California Bubble Back 3133 Lachs/Rotgold
C$6,579
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rare 34mm ‘Bubble Back’ 18K Pink Gold
C$13,052
+ C$105 for shipping
Rolex
Vintage VERY RARE MILITARY BUBBLEBACK 3767 Patina Look 3767 Mid-Size Watch
C$4,126
+ C$69 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1957 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Ladies Ref. 5003 14k Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Watch ( 14602)
C$3,588
+ C$104 for shipping
Rolex
Bubble back Ref. 5015 or 9k gold
C$6,909
+ C$93 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Military Watch 2940
C$6,203
+ C$109 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback
C$8,211
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
CHRONOMETER REF. 6084 IN 18K ROSEGOLD AUS DEN 50ER JAHREN
C$10,989
+ C$88 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
 ロレックス   ”バブルバック Ref.2940”   オリジナル文字盤   Sir-401(1946年製)  自動巻機械式ムーブCal.630   
C$3,928
+ C$138 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Third model 18k Solid gold Ref.6105 "Lefty"
Price on request
+ C$28 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster bubbleback
C$9,636
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Officially Certified Chronometer
C$11,214
Excl. shipping
Private Seller

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.