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Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel and pink gold automatic sweep seconds bubble back wristwatch with pink California dial, hooded lugs and bracelet
Prospective buyers should be aware that the import… Read more The following two lots, 122 and 123, are fine examples of Rolex celebrated "bubble back" models. Launched in 1933, it was one of the first automatic wristwatches, its name derived from the prominently domed case back adapted to the size of the movement. The bubble back models were available in steel and gold and combinations of the materials, with a variety of dial styles, case designs and sizes. Lots 122 and 123 are further distinguished by their "California" dials, combining Arabic, Roman and baton numerals, highly popular in today's market.
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel and pink gold automatic sweep seconds bubble back wristwatch with pink California dial, hooded lugs and bracelet

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, CHRONOMETER, REF. 3065, CASE NO. 302'479, CIRCA 1940

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Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel and pink gold automatic sweep seconds bubble back wristwatch with pink California dial, hooded lugs and bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Chronometer, ref. 3065, case no. 302'479, circa 1940
Automatic movement, 17 jewels, pink "California" dial with luminous Arabic, Roman, triangular and baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, stainless steel tonneau-shaped water-resistant bubble back type case, blank pink gold bezel and hooded lugs, stainless steel screw back, pink gold screw down Brevet crown, stainless steel and pink gold Rolex expandable riveted bracelet, deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
33 mm. diam.
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Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.

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Lot Essay

Amongst the most sought after variants of the legendary "bubble back" series, the present reference 3065 "hooded lugs" model furthermore stands out by its attractive combination of a stainless steel and pink gold case and the pink "California" dial.

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