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.
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.