Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

192 Rolex Fine and Historic Bubbleback Water-resistant Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 3065, With Hooded Lugs retailed by Serpico Y Laino

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 9,100

Lot Description

Model: Bubbleback
Reference: 3065
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 9 3/4
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Serpico Y Laino

Rolex Bubbleback is one of the most versatile models ever produced by the brand: among the many variants of the legendary “bubble back” series, this very nice hooded lugs reference 3065 is probably the most sought after one, standing out for its many details and qualities. The three-body yellow gold case is solid, very well preserved and presents a smooth, concave bezel, screw down back and crown and gold cachet lugs. The mat silver dial has gained a supercool patina which transformed the original color to a light-yellow one and bears luminous dagger and Arabic numerals with outer minutes/seconds division, feuille gold hands and blue hand for constant seconds. Moreover it is also equipped with an Oyster, elastic, riveted bracelet. Slightly below the Oyster Perpetual designation is located the rare signature of the retailer Serpico Y Laino, based in Caracas that between 1925 and 1966 was the ruling seller of prestigious wristwatches on the Venezuelan soil.