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Rolex SS/14K YG Bubbleback Serpico Y Laino circa 1938

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A scarce and early Rolex SS/14K YG Bubbleback ref # 3132 circa 1938 retailed by Serpico Y Laino. Featuring a 32 mm diameter tonneau shaped case, YG smooth bezel, and featuring a beautiful original Roman figure sector style subsidiary seconds dial signed by esteemed retailer Serpico Y Laino of Caracas, Venezuela. The original and untouched matte champagne Sector style dial features black Roman figures at the 1/4’s, raised silver disks as subtle hour indexes, a white outer minutes track, a large sub seconds bit, and blued steel leaf style hands. The dial shows considerable toning, but retains its rich detail and beauty with all original printing intact.

The caseback serial # of 51,xxx dates this model to 1938. This early model features the sub seconds movement characteristic of early model bubble backs, The large sub seconds register add to the beauty and charm of this example. With period screw down gold shell Bubbleback style Oyster crown. Recently serviced by one of our veteran Rolex trained watchmakers and left unpolished as acquired. A scarce and very desirable vintage double name model. Offered on recent black crocodile strap for a great sporty or dressy look.

Your purchase includes our popular fine glazed leather watch pouch, great for travel or storage. A $45 value.

 

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Bubbleback

Model/Case Ref#

3132

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case mm

32mm

Circa

1938

Case Metal

Steel and Gold

Dial & Hands

Original Champagne Dial

Bezel

smooth bezel

Crystal

Acrylic

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

Rolex N/A caliber

Date Function

no

Crown-Pushers

screw down, Signed Crown

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap

Box / Papers

No

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Strap / Bracelet Size

17mm

Condition

Excellent

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex SS/14K YG Bubbleback Serpico Y Laino circa 1938

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