14ct yellow gold Rolex 'Bubble back' wristwatch. Made 1946

14ct yellow gold Rolex 'Bubble back' wristwatch. Made 1946

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  • Brand: Rolex
  • Year: 1946
  • Model: Oyster Perpetual
  • Reference: 3131
  • Calibre: -
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Material: 14ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Bubble back 
  • Dial: Golden dial with outer minute track featuring luminous hour indices with luminous Oyster hour and minute hands and sweep centre centre seconds 
  • Case dimensions: 32mm
  • Bracelet/strap: 14ct yellow gold bracelet
  • Accessories: N/A
  • SKU: 3114


Rolex created the auto-rotor movement from the Aegler movement in Hunter watches that featured a “perpetual motion” winding mass. Rolex subsequently patented its first successful perpetually self-winding wristwatch in 1932 and the Bubble Back was introduced in 1933 and featured the first auto-rotor. The reference 3131 is yet another model of a long line of a Oyster Perpetual wristwatches since their inception in 1926