Today's offering showcases this very rare model 6050 Bubbleback made in the 1940's. Produced in very limited numbers, these "rigid hooded" watches are one of the most desirable Bubbleback models and contrast the plainer Oyster watches.
Housed in one of Rolex's first water-tight Oyster cases, this wristwatch originally offered its owner complete protection against water and dust. Inside the ruggedly elegant case Rolex place an early self-winding Perpetual movement, keeping the watch powered by movements of the wrist.
Its solid gold and steel case is in very good condition and still retains its serial number on the outside of the back. Its crown is a period Oyster Patent screw-down. It dial has been previously restored and its hands appear period replacements.
It comes equipped with a vintage Rolex band and buckle.
Several years ago one of our watchmakers disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It became part of the discerning collection that we are now selling for a renowned pediatrician.
To prepare it for sale our watchmaker has performed a light servicing, making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a 90-day C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
This is a special opportunity to own a rare rigid hooded Bubbleback.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 503,992
Year built: c. 1948
Model: Ref. 6050, Rigid Hooded Bubbleback
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: Gold and stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Montres Rolex S.A, Geneva Switzerland, Patented, Stainless Steel, 6050
Case condition: Very good with spots of pitting on the underside.
Dimensions: 31.5mm wide (excluding crown), 39mm long lug tip to tip. 15.6mm thick
Dial: Off white, gold Arabic markers and luminous batons, luminous dots, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, previously restored
Hands: Period, blue steel "alphas" with blue steel seconds
Movement type: Signed Rolex, 9 3/4"' rhodiumed, 17 jewels, lever escapement, Superbalance balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
Movement markings: Rolex Perpetual, Chronometer, Swiss Made, Patented, N54888
Band: Rolex, Teju lizard, worn condition with vintage gold-plated Rolex buckle. Also available for sale is the new aftermarket band pictured if you would like a brand new band with the same style as the Rolex band currently on the watch.
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Servicing: Several years ago one of our watchmakers disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It became part of the discerning collection that we are now selling for a renowned pediatrician. To prepare it for sale our watchmaker has performed a light servicing, making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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: 90-day C.O.T. international warranty
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.