Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 348

Rolex Bubble Back Ref. 3372 steel

HKD 25,800 - 34,400

USD 3,400 - 4,400 / EUR 3,000 - 4,000 / CHF 3,400 - 4,400

Sold: HKD 33,750

Very rare and fine stainless steel, tonneau shape case, silver "California full Roman" dial, self-winding wristwatch.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Switzerland

Model Bubble Back

Reference 3372

Year Circa 1942

Movement No. 4919

Case No. 190764

Material Stainless steel

Bracelet Leather

Buckle Stainless steel

Diameter 32mm

Signature Case, dial, movement


Produced between approximately 1933 and 1955, there are dozens of different Bubble Backs. The name « Bubble Back » comes from their extremely rounded, protruding case-backs. This wristwatch is made unique by two main features: its ribbed bezel and its rare dial, both very well preserved. The reeded bezel is highlighted by chased hour markers and finely engraved concentric circles. Contrary to the regular « California dial » with both Arabic and Roman numerals, here they are all Roman.