1946 14ct Rose Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual ‘Bubbleback’ (VW700)
Presented in near mint condition is this very rare and collectable 1946 solid 14ct rose gold vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer. This Rolex Oyster ref: 3131 was part of a series produced in the 1940s and are affectionately known as ‘Bubblebacks’ due to the domed case back design to accommodate the automatic rotor winding mechanism, these types are highly sought after by collectors. 1940s Rolex Oyster’s are now becoming scarce and especially in such good condition as this one is, needless to say that values are increasing for these desirable examples.
The genuine top quality solid 14ct rose gold vintage Rolex ref: 3131 Oyster case is in near mint original condition and is of heavy weight. The case measures 32mm in diameter excluding the original signed Oyster winding crown. The screw in case back is signed ‘ROLEX GENEVA SWISS 3131 0.585 14K’, the serial number 473xxx dates this Rolex to 1946. This case has the correct highly polished sides and contrasting brushed satin lug apertures, the silver dial is framed by a solid rose gold highly polished bezel.
This fine Rolex Oyster has been fitted with a new top quality brown leather Hirsch strap and retains its original 1940s rose gold plated Rolex buckle, these early Rolex buckles are nearly always lost and can command prices of many hundreds of pounds to replace.
The original satin silver dial is in mint restored condition looking superb on the wrist. The dial has very attractive rose gold Arabic numerals making them really stand out from the dial, the rose gold sword hands and contrasting blue steel seconds sweep contrast beautifully with the silver dial. The dial is signed ‘ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER SWISS’ with the Rolex crown logo in the twelve position.
The high grade automatic 20 Jewel Swiss made Rolex caliber 775 chronometer movement is in superb condition and is keeping excellent time over a 36hr period, this movement has been well cared for over the years and has benifited from a recent service. The watch winds and sets smoothly. The movement is signed ‘ROLEX PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER SWISS MADE PATENTED SUPER BALANCE’.
This Rolex is supplied with a Vintage Winders Authentication Certificate, a Vintage Winders receipt/warranty document and instructions for care and use supplied in a Vintage Winders glossy folder. The certificate and receipt contain full details of the watch including make, model, serial number, movement caliber and bracelet/strap type.
A very rare and collectable solid rose gold 1940s Rolex Oyster ‘Bubbleback’, presented in ready to wear condition.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
775 Chronometer, Automatic
Brown leather Hirsch with Rolex buckle
Vintage Winders Presentation Box
Vintage Winders Authentication
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