Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Chronometer Yellow Gold 34mm
- Box: No
- Papers: No
- Year: Manufactured between 1933 to 1955
- Condition Report: Fine quality pre-owned for a vintage watch of this age. Crown screws-in, case show light signs of light wear consistent with age of timepiece, but NO significant dents, or deep scratches. Watch has been tested and inspected prior to sale - watch movement is functioning as normal.
- Additional Info: 1940's 18kt yellow gold Rolex Bubbleback. Black dial, with gold gilt Arabic markers and index markers. Brown calfskin leather strap. Automatic movement. Launched in 1933 and produced for about 20 years, the self-winding Rolex "Bubbleback," as it is affectionately known, was one of Rolex's earliest and most distinctive design creations. The Bubbleback's classic vintage aesthetic hearkens back to the Art Deco era of the 1930s. The name "Bubbleback" comes from the soft, rounded, stylish curve of the caseback, which provides a loving home to its innovative automatic movement. Most Bubbleback casebacks and cases were made from a combination of steel and less pure versions of gold (9K, 4K). The entire case and caseback of this particular "Bubbleback 3130" was made from solid 18K yellow gold, which is relatively rare and was Rolex's most exclusive precious metal offering. This Bubbleback 3130 is also a relatively early model, with a serial number just over 43,000 that dates from about 1937. And at 34 mm on a chocolate brown Horween strap, this vintage Rolex timepiece is a timeless tribute to the legendary origins of a great brand.
Case Metal: 18kt Yellow Gold
Power Reserve: 35 hours
Dial Color: Matte Black Gilt Dial
Strap/Bracelet: Brown Cordovan Leather Strap
Buckle: 18kt Yellow Gold Toned Tang
Exhibition Caseback: No
Warranty: 1 year Shreve, Crump & Low Certified Preowned Warranty
SCL SKU: M1056017