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1949 Rolex Oyster Rare “Bombay” Bubble Back Ref. 5018 by Serpico Y Laino

PRICE : ¥698,000(税別)

SALE PRICE : ¥680,000(税別)


Rolex Oyster “Bombay” Bubbleback, Ref. 5018. The first generation Bombay model, with the same movement as the bubbleback, Cal. NA.

The round, puffy looking caseback is reminiscent of the bubbleback of the same period.  With applied wedge indexes and a small crown over the powdery white dial is reminiscent of the later semi-bubbleback. This is a rare co-branded model with the Venezuelan Jeweler Serpico Y Laino, which is also known for co-branding with other Rolex sports models and Patek Philippe and more.

Product no. A-6006
Brand Rolex Oyster
Model name Bombay Bubble Back
Year of Manufacture 1949
Reference no. 5018
Serial no. 641,***
Caliber 9 3/4L - 630
Movement no. N82,***
Manufacturing no. Automatic
Material Stainless steel
Case size 34mm
Case type Screw-back, water-resistant
Dial Original
Type of Indices Embossed & Luminous
Belt Non-original (lug width: 19mm), Horween cordovan
Evaluation Case  90%
Dial 85%
Mov 92%
Condition 4.0/5.0
Rarity 4.5/5.0
Other details Case: some minor scratches and ageing, but still retains its characteristic case shape.

Dial: The dial has been evenly textured and aged. The radium luminescence of the time has been preserved.

Movement: good winding and screwing, accuracy is about 30 seconds per day.