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

247 Rolex Fine and Historic Bubbleback Water-resistant Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 3869

Estimate: € 2,000 –⁠ 4,000

Sold € 3,250

Lot Description

Model: Bubbleback
Reference: 3869
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Pink Gold
Year: 1942
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 7 3/4
Case N°: 206127
Dimensions: 23 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Ovetto, Ovettone or Bubbleback, this is how one of the first automatic models produced by Rolex is universally known. Introduced to the market in 1933, it is an extraordinary automatic wristwatch for that time and the present 3869 is gorgeous and charming specimen of this historically important model. The case is composed of three parts with curved lugs, inclined bezel, screwed down case back and is very well looking for quality and conservation. The dial has a stunning white color with a principle of patina, luminous pink Arabic and squared numerals, outer minutes track and seconds at six o'clock. The watch is also equipped with the Oyster riveted bracelet, composed by pink gold and steel and is very well preserved.