Today's offering showcases this "Luxury Model" Bubbleback made circa 1946. Marketed by Rolex as its top of the line bubbleback model, the Luxury Model was most expensive bubbleback of its time originally costing 865 Swiss Francs in the 18K version. As the first Rolex to ever feature the combination of a engine turned bezel, three piece case, and perpetual designation, it possessed both high fashion and functionality.
Rolex sold all Luxury Model watches with a Bulletin de Marche Officiel de l'Observatoire (official chronometer certification) attesting to their superior performance.
We've always loved the look of the engine turned bezel on these watches.
It is fully Rolex down to the original hands and winding crown. It presents beautifully on the wrist.
The inside of the back shows a servicing done by Rolex in 1974 attesting to its originality. We have performed any needed servicing on it. It winds very smoothly and the crown screws down very well.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Note: Published examples of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Guido Mondani editor, Vol. 2, pg. 123-126.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 387,958
Year built: c. 1946
Model: Reference 3372, Oyster Perpetual
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneva, Swiss, 3131
Case condition: Excellent with signs of polishing to the bezel. The case back has very slight rippling and wear to the wrench grooves from opening, as is often the case with gold Bubblebacks. Presents beautifully on the wrist.
Dial: Silver, signed Rolex, rose gold applique mixed baton and Arabic indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like a fresh restoration.
Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown), 39.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, gold "epees"
Movement type: Rhodium plated, self-winding, straight line lever escapement, self-compensating Breguet hairspring, index regulator
Jewels: 19 rubies
Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Servicing: We have performed any needed servicing on it. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.