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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
AU$5,035
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
AU$3,600
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1946 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual ROSE GOLD Bubbleback Salmon 32mm Watch 3131
AU$6,117
+ AU$764 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Reference 6085
AU$6,673
+ AU$334 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105 Bubble Back 36mm Datejust
AU$4,739
+ AU$285 for shipping
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Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
AU$10,844
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rose Gold 18kt 0.750 Ovetto RARE Brevet SUPER OYSTER
AU$13,330
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
5015
AU$4,338
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Rose Gold Big Bubbleback "Ovettone"
AU$33,366
+ AU$417 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
AU$8,992
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6050
AU$8,426
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
AU$10,187
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Ref: 6085 Yellow gold Big bubbleback, "Ovettone"
AU$7,113
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
AU$8,825
+ AU$199 for shipping
Rolex
Bubble Back Automatic
AU$4,921
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubbleback pink on pink for 'Ronchi Milano'
AU$20,019
+ AU$167 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
Oro Rosa
AU$10,177
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1946 Oyster 36mm 'Ovettone' aka 'Big Bubbleback' - FULL SET - Steel case - Ref. 5028
AU$16,599
+ AU$375 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
AU$3,840
+ AU$486 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Original Box 1952
AU$33,651
+ AU$79 for shipping
Rolex Explorer
6098 Bubble Back - Ovettone 36mm Honeycomb Dial - RARE
AU$14,400
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Rolex Datejust 36
6105
AU$19,185
+ AU$434 for shipping
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2764
AU$8,175
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
AU$3,820
+ AU$199 for shipping
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Oyster Perpetual ref 6284 Pre Explorer Semi Bubble Back Vintage
AU$13,179
+ AU$165 for shipping
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datejust big bubble back automatico acciaio e oro 1950 ref. 6105
AU$7,090
+ AU$133 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
Yellow Gold Datejust Bubble Back Watch Ref. 6105
AU$18,383
+ AU$191 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
bubbleback
AU$4,988
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
2940
AU$4,493
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
14K Yellow Gold 6084 with Red OCC Dial on Leather Strap
AU$9,192
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Rolex Datejust 36
6105
AU$58,394
+ AU$165 for shipping
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GOLD 18KT ENGINE TURNED OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE BACK RARE
AU$13,330
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6107 Big Bubble Back 34mm Automatic Circa 1952
AU$8,086
+ AU$138 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
"Bubbleback"
AU$4,921
+ AU$250 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Yellow Gold Big Bubbleback”Ovettone”
AU$33,366
+ AU$417 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Bubbleback 6085 Cloisonné Enamel Viking Ship dial 1951’s
Price on request
+ AU$117 for shipping
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OYSTER PERPETUAL REF.6105 “OVETTONE” DIAMOND INDEXES
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+ AU$234 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
Ovettone 1958
AU$15,348
+ AU$148 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 14kt ref.3131
AU$6,673
+ AU$300 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
AU$24,190
+ AU$217 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
AU$3,743
+ AU$486 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3372
AU$6,120
+ AU$191 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
Price on request
+ AU$107 for shipping
Rolex
Oyster bubbleback
AU$9,887
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Rolex
BUBBLEBACK REF. 5028 RED WRITING
Price on request
+ AU$234 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085 Bubbleback Champagne dial gold 18KT 1950’s
AU$9,760
+ AU$167 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Ovetto acciaio laminato 20my con segni alla corona.
AU$3,754
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
6084
AU$4,921
+ AU$150 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3372
AU$5,672
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Bubble Back 3131 14k Yellow Gold 32MM Men Automatic Watch
AU$6,120
+ AU$138 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
3131
AU$8,325
+ AU$500 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
AU$4,744
+ AU$194 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 ev10 中古
AU$912
+ AU$97 for shipping
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Oyster Perpetual 6028 “Ovettone” Big BubbleBack Ivory dial 1952's
AU$17,267
+ AU$200 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
AU$16,433
+ AU$299 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
6085
AU$6,923
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Rolex Datejust 36
6105
AU$14,180
+ AU$199 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36
6105
AU$20,854
+ AU$465 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
GILT From 1950 4392 Bubbleback Ovetto Automatic Chronometer 14Kt Gold
AU$7,924
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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.