Friday, March 8, 2013

RARE COLLECTION - AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ROLEX BUBBLEBACK TUTONE 5050 GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


BRAND: HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER AUTHENTIC VINTAGE ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER TUTONE BUBBLEBACK GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN:;SWISS
CIRCA:;1953
MODEL:;OYSTER PERPETUAL TUTONE BUBBLEBACK MODEL 5050
CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT/ENJIN: ROLEX 18 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT CAL. 1030
DIAL COLOR:;SATIN FINISH BROWNISH BLACK DIAL
FUNCTION/FUNGSI: HOUR, MINUTES AND SWIPE SECOND;
HANDS:;GOLD TONE DAUPHINE HANDS
MARKERS:;RAISED GOLD TONE ARABIC MARKERS
CASING : 18k SOLID GOLD BEZEL AND SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
LUGS:;18mm;
MEASUREMENT:;34mm DIAMETER W/O CROWN and 40mm LUG TO LUG
BEZEL: 18K YELLOW GOLD
ENGRAVED BACK CASING: -
CROWN: ORIGINAL SOLID 18K ROLEX 1 STEPS ROLEX +;
STRAP/TALI: BLACK LEATHER BAND
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5" FULL LENGHT
DISCONTINUED ROLEX MODEL... RARE BUBBLEBACK IN MINT CONDITION!
EXCELLENT CONDITION, KEEPING GOODTIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED
PRICE: SOLD TO BENJAMIN LUN, FROM USA(SOLD Dec 2, 2013 via eBay)

LIST RM8,500 SOLD:RM6,600


Rolex 6035 Big Bubbleback is commonly referred to by collectors as "Overttone," which means "Big Egg,"since it has such a thick bubbleback. Rolex in the mid 1950s used to have a red date on the Datejust and Day-Date. This is quite rare to find the Big Bubbleback with solid 18k White Gold Bezel on 100% solid stainless steel case.



A History of Rolex Watches

Hans Wilsdorf founded the company we now know as Rolex in 1905. Born in Kulmbach, Germany in 1881, the company, Wilsdorf & Davies, was based in London. By 1908 it had become one of the leading watch companies in the UK. It was in this year that he coined the name Rolex.
Official Chronometer Certification was awarded to Rolex in 1910 from the "Bureau Officiel" in Switzerland, the first time this had ever been given to a wristwatch. This was to be the first of many accolades awarded to the watch, including the Class A Precision from the Kew Observatory in 1914.
In 1926 the Rolex Oyster was released. It was the first wristwatch to be considered waterproof, proven a year later when the watch was worn by the swimmer Mercedes Gleitze in his successful bid to cross the English Channel. This was beneficial to Wilsdorf whom had sponsored the event and gained considerable exposure for his new Oyster Watch. Wilsdorf recognized the importance of advertising and marketing his creation in order to gain publicity and prestige. 1931 saw the creation of the Perpetual Rotor, a mechanism now seen as the basis for self-winding movements. In the following years Rolex released the first Oyster Perpetual Lady-date (1954) the GMT Master with dual time zone function (1955) and the first Day-Date (1956).
Andre Heiniger took over the company following the death of Hans Wildorf on 06 July 1960. Rolex continued to invent and innovate in terms of technical skill and style throughout the 2nd half of the century. The Sea-dweller (1967) was certified as reaching depths of up to 1,220 meters making it the choice for Professional Divers - a point that was quickly adopted in advertising the model. The Explorer II (1978) and Cosmograph Daytona (1988) were also released to international waiting lists securing Rolex as one of the worlds most prestigious watch brands.

Rolex Dateline

  • 1905 - Hans Wildorf establishes a London firm specialising in the distribution of watches.
  • 1908 - Wildorf coins a brand name in which to sign his creations: Rolex.
  • 1910 - In Switzerland, Rolex obtains the first official chronometer certification ever awarded to a wristwatch.
  • 1914 - The Kew Observatory in Great Britain awards the Rolex wristwatch a CLASS A precision certificate.
  • 1926 - Rolex develops and patents the first airtight, dustproof and waterproof watch - named the Oyster.
  • 1927 - The Rolex Oyster crosses the English Channel unscathed.
  • 1931 - Birth of the Perpetual Rotor, a self winding mechanism later found in every modern automatic watch.
  • 1945 - The Oyster Datejust is invented. The first watch to display the date automatically.
  • 1953 - Rolex has created the diving watch of reference - the Submariner.
  • 1954 - The Oyster Perpetual Ladydate is introduced.
  • 1955 - The Oyster GMT Master is designed making it possible to read the time in any two time zones.
  • 1956 - The Oyster Day-Date is created.
  • 1960 - The so called Bathyscaphe is created and plunges 35,787 feet into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1967 - The Oyster Sea-Dweller is invented - waterproof to a depth of 610 m / 2001 ft.
  • 1971 - The Oyster Explorer II is designed.
  • 1978 - The Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller is tested waterproof to a depth of 1220 m / 4003 ft.
  • 1988 - The first Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with a perpetual rotor.
  • 1992 - A new model is added to the Professioanl range - the Yacht-Master.
  • 2004 - Submariner celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Rolex celebrates with a special commemorative model with a green bezel and unique black dial.


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