ROLEX OVETTO STEEL/GOLD REF. 3065
The Rolex Bubbleback is a vintage watch model introduced in the 1940s, characterized by its distinctive rounded caseback, which gives the watch its nickname. The Bubbleback case was an innovative design by Rolex, as it allowed for a larger movement to fit inside a more compact case, resulting in a thinner and more comfortable watch on the wrist. The Rolex Bubbleback watches were powered by self-winding mechanical movements, and they were known for their reliability and durability. The Rolex Bubbleback watches were produced with various references over the years which differed for material used and case shape.
The present Steel/Gold Rolex Bubbleback 3065 is an excellent example of this rare reference, manufactured by Rolex in the early 1940s. It is characterized by its distinctive “hooded” lugs, which are less commonly seen in other Bubbleback references. The watch’s lug design features a single horizontal bar that attaches the case to the bracelet. The overall condition of the watch is very good, considering its age. The sector dial with Arabic numerals is perfectly preserved with a delightful vintage patina that complements the sword hands. The case is also in great condition and the caliber works perfectly. This Rolex Bubbleback comes with a matching steel and gold bamboo bracelet and a beautiful vintage box with the signature of “Bandiera & Bedetti,” a well-known Italian Rolex retailer. Overall, this is a fantastic example of a Rolex Bubbleback watch that combines vintage charm with exceptional craftsmanship.
Serial Number 47xxx, Year circa 1944, Diameter 32mm.