90 Rolex Rare and Tasteful, Bubbleback, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Yellow Gold, With Hooded Lugs, Reference 2319

Estimate: €3,000 –⁠ 6,000

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Model: Bubbleback
Reference: 2319
Case Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 1936
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9 3/4
Case N°: 37308
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Rolex reference 2319 is a lesser-known but historically significant model in the brand's illustrious history. Part of the Bubbleback family and in production from the 1930s, the nickname comes from the domed case back designed to accommodate the thicker automatic movement, and this version features iconic hooded lugs that add an extra touch of elegance and sophistication. The combination of the rounded case and the streamlined, covered lugs makes it a standout piece in vintage Rolex collections. The example here offered has a two-tone combination with a steel case, hooded lugs, bezel, and crown in yellow gold. All components are very finely preserved, and this motif is echoed in the riveted bracelet manufactured with the same materials. The originally silvered dial has aged to a sand color, truly attractive for vintage lovers. The Rolex reference 2319 encapsulates the essence of vintage Rolex design and remains a cherished model among collectors and enthusiasts for its understated beauty and historical importance.