Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

41 Rolex Fine and Historic Bubbleback Water-resistant Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 5050. With Black Dial Retailed by Joyeria Riviera

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 44,200

Model: Bubbleback
Reference: 5050
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1946
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 9 3/4
Case N°: 656719
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The Bubbleback is one of the most versatile watches ever produced by Rolex and one of those that has been more subject to experimentation giving rise to a considerable number of variants and versions. The present wristwatch is a reference 5050 and is simply incredible for the craftmanship and peculiarity. The case has been realized in yellow gold and equipped with a solid riveted bracelet. The case presents a unique engraved decoration that spreads all over the carrier, lugs and also the bezel. The black dial has Arabic numerals with luminous material and has been retailed through the Cuba-based jewelry Joyeria Riviera. Located in the luxury “Galiano Boulevard” in Havana, Joyeria Riviera was part of the very few retailers allowed to have their name printed on the dial underneath the Rolex and model’s name.