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$9,000

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Auction Ended
09/10/21
At Sep 10, 4:08 PM UTC
Lot #1094

Rolex Bubbleback Black Radium Dial 3372

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Introduction

Introduced in 1933 and produced long into the late 1940s, the Rolex Bubbleback saw countless variations of itself produced with various metals used and paired with one another, an exhaustive array of dial configurations and bracelets and straps utilized over its storied past. Featuring some distinctive hooded case designs and constructed from everything such as stainless steel, steel and gold, rose gold, and various weights of yellow gold, the Bubbleback was even powered by both, manual wind and automatic movements in the 1930’s such was its eclectic design history. As a result, the Rolex Bubbleback watches represent a very different Rolex than the sophisticated and clean brand that they have come to be in the last decade or so. Featuring a mix of designs for their luminous indexes and hands over the years, the Bubbleback models have come to signify a select period in Rolex’s history that collectors enjoy paying homage to in their collections. With their eponymous bubbled caseback, the Bubbleback still forms the linchpin of anyone’s collection that wants to pay homage to Rolex’s once quirky design language while owning a timepiece that is seldom seen today in the modern horological landscape.

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Grade

V 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Original Guarantee, Timing Certificate, Invoice

Est. value range

$5,000 – $8,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

32mm

Model

Bubbleback

Movement

Self-Winding Cal. 9 1/2"

Reference

3372

Bracelet

Expandable Oyster Bracelet

Year

1946

Condition

Very Good

Material

Stainless Steel

Included

Watch, Chronometre Certificate, Original Receipt, Rolex Guarantee

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Featuring a deep black dial with gorgeous gilt inscriptions and radium luminous, this ref. 3372 is a true collector's piece celebrating Rolex and the watchmaking industry's usage of the rare radioactive element - a material now swapped for super bright synthetic paints.

THE CASE

Featuring its eponymous bubbled caseback, the ref. 3372 we have here is sitting on its original expandable bracelet presented in wonderful condition - a true treat for Rolex collectors.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition is very good. Original black dial is in good condition, with original radium indexes and hands. Minute hand is cracked and there is some loose debris under the crystal. Dial shows wear due to radium burn and age. Case and bracelet are in excellent original condition. Very light surface abrasions present throughout the expandable rivet band. Band has 11 links in total. Crown has a small dent on the surface edge as shown in the pictures.

Our Perspective

A beautifully designed watch with its engine-turned bezel, bubbleback, expandable bracelet, and radium luminous numerals, this Rolex ref. 3372 will certainly make for a unique addition to any collection.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1094

Rolex Bubbleback Black Radium Dial 3372

Sold

$9,000

Ended
09/10/21