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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer

SFr. 4,890.00

"Living As A Bubble In The Modern World"

1950

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Manufactured between roughly 1933 and 1955, a vintage Rolex watch without a doubt, dozens of different reference numbers fall into the unofficially named, “Bubble Back” category. Rolex’s Bubble Back watches get their nickname from their extremely rounded, protruding case-backs. Although highly interesting from a design standpoint, the Bubble Back design was actually born out of necessity as an efficient means to house Rolex’s thicker, self-winding movements. It was during the 1930s that Rolex first began fitting their watches with automatic movements, rather than the manually wound calibers that had been traditionally used in their watches. The addition of the oscillation weight significantly increased the overall thickness of the movement, and required additional clearance for the rotor to move freely inside the case. Rather than making the entire case of the watch larger, Rolex decided to allow the case-back to protrude in a curved, bubble-shaped fashion. By today’s standards, Rolex Bubble Back watches are rather antiquated in design. Case diameters are relatively small and typically hover around 30 mm to 32 mm for the classic men’s models. Additionally, due to their domed acrylic crystals and convex, protruding case-backs, Bubble Back watches are disproportionally thick in an almost egg-like fashion. Although their large, dome-shaped case-backs have earned these watches a number of different nicknames throughout the years, the “Bubble Back” name is probably the most well known and commonly used today. The small case diameter and relatively large overall thickness combine to make a somewhat awkward and strangely proportioned, egg-shaped watch; however, Bubble Backs represent an early and important time in Rolex’s history, when the company was first starting to refine their self-winding watch movements. Today, all Rolex watches are fitted with automatic-winding calibers; however they can trace their root DNA back to the original Bubble Back watches that Rolex first introduced during the early 1930s. Although later refinements to case and movement designs eliminated the need for a curved, protruding case-back, Bubble Back watches are emblematic of a time when nearly all watches required manual winding, and automatic movements were first starting to emerge from the different timepiece manufacturers. While the Bubble Back may not receive nearly as much attention or acclaim as other vintage Rolex watches, these early self-winding timepieces hold arguably more importance to the overall evolution and success of the Rolex brand than any other wristwatch that the company has ever put forward. Nearly every watch that Rolex now manufactures has the word “Perpetual” printed on the surface of its dial, and it was these early Bubble Back watches that were the first to receive Rolex’s inaugural, self-winding movements.

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Known the world over, Rolex is a benchmark for prestige and quality in watchmaking. Since its creation, the brand has placed the reliability of its products uppermost. It submits virtually its entire movement production for testing by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres to obtain COSC certification. Rolex is also renowned for its after-sales service which is performed by staff who have been specially trained, often in Rolex's own schools in countries around the globe, including the United States and Japan.

Reference: 6085
Diameter: 34mm
Glass: Acrylic Glass
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
Case Back Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Color: White/Beige Patina
Indexes: Applied
Dial Handstyle: Lancette Hands
Movement Type: Automatic Movement
Caliber: 645
Power Reserve: 41h
Frequency: 18.000v/h
Number Of Stones: 17
Strap Material: Leather
Clasp Type: Pin Buckle
Clasp Material: Stainless Steel

Watches with metal or precious metal straps often have a fixed length. To make sure that the watch fits you, measure the circumference of your wrist using our template and compare it with the information under "Strap".

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In case it does not fit, please contact us shortly. Each band can be customized, which we will gladly do for you.

14d Functional Warranty
Your vintage watch comes with a two weeks functional warranty. You can extend your warranty to one year by buying an additional service. Click here if you would like to extend your warranty to 1 year.

Customer Service

We work with a reputable and insured delivery partner to ensure that your parcel is dispatched the following business day after receipt of payment. On average, our clients within Europe can expect to receive their package within 2-5 business days, while those outside of Europe can anticipate a delivery time of 2-8 business days, depending on the carrier.

In short, we’re not that difficult when it comes to returns and exchanges. We firmly stand behind our products and do our utmost best to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. You have the right to return your purchase within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the product and there’s no need to tell us why. If you wish to return your item, simply let us know and we will arrange a collection. Once returned to us, we will reimburse the relevant amount ras voucher for zrhbrg.ch, including the costs of delivery and excluding the return costs.

The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Every watch is covered by a working guarantee.

In addition, you can have the watch fully serviced before delivery , in which case we give you a 1-year functional guarantee. The warranty is worldwide valid. This will enable you to receive assistance regardless of your country of residence.

Personal taste can evolve. To ensure the right fit, you can trade in your watch purchased on Zurichberg anytime and upgrade to a new timepiece. Your personal timepiece can thereby evolve with you along your journey through life.

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We create an immutable and unforgeable digital passport for your watch bought on Zurichberg.

The passport proofs authenticity and your rightful ownership. Your digital asset is stored on the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a highly secure distributed ledger.

5 Reasons for Vintage

Nowadays, many high-quality watches are mass-produced. Vintage watches were often made in very small series with skilled craftsmanship instead of robots.

Watches that only a few wearReason Nr. 1

In earlier eras, watches were designed to last forever, including the components. There is no such thing as obsolescence. That is what we consider quality at Zurichberg.

Quality that endures generationsReason Nr. 2

Today, only a few watch manufacturers can afford to launch polarising products and therefore produce watches that are aesthetically pleasing to all.

Polarizing and characteristic designsReason Nr. 3

Vintage watches are overall cheaper than new watches. This is because new watches fulfill the essential financial objectives for the manufacturers, whereas vintage watches are financially "depreciated", so to speak.

Value for MoneyReason Nr. 4

We believe that in order to move towards a more sustainable future, it is absolutely necessary and logical to develop a sense for the quality of the past and to reuse products instead of producing new ones.

Longevity that feels greatReason Nr. 5
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Certified Original

The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland. You will get a digital twin of your watch with all key data.

Ticking correctly

Your watch comes in perfect working condition or completely revised – you can choose the service level.

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