|Item Number:||135741 x|
|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Model Name/Number:||Oyster Perpetual 5011|
|Serial/Year:||66,XXX 1938 - 1939|
|Case:||Stainless steel "bubbleback" (31mm) w/ rose gold case and engine turned bezel, acrylic crystal and brevet crown|
|Dial:||Silver w/ rose gold Arabic and arrow hour markers, blue seconds hand|
|Bracelet:||Complimentary black leather strap (other strap options available at no cost to customer)|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Warranty:||This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty|
|Return Policy:||If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.|
This vintage Rolex watch is in overall excellent condition with the dial showing a beautifully warm patina. The case and bezel show minimal surface wear for its age.
By Paul Altieri
"Bubbleback" refers to the unique, Tonneau-shaped case seen on very early editions of the famed Rolex Oyster Perpetual. During this era, Perpetual movements were still new. They required a fatter case to better accommodate the thick auto-rotor powering the self-winding mechanism. Hence, the nickname "Bubbleback." These watches were among the first Rolex watches to feature automatic winding and were produced in various metal finishes. The Rolex 5011 for sale here is presented in rose gold. It features a striking engine-turned bezel, acrylic crystal, and brevet crown. The dial is one of the most remarkable features of this vintage Rolex, featuring older-style hour markers, dauphine hands, and lume that has since aged to an irresistible patina.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.