1938 Rolex Oyster Royal Precision in Rolésium
The Bubble Back according to many collectors or Ovettone according to the Italians, have for years been the most coveted Rolex. Signatory of the great sales records of the 80’s, it ridiculed all the Rolex references which today do not cease setting records. Undeniable stars, they laid the foundations of Rolex’s worldwide reputation. The Bubble Back embodies the body and spirit of Rolex making it the elite of luxury sports watches.
Less known, the manual Oyster Royal in a bubble-back style case are not less interesting. They are slimmer, due to the manual movement, and much rarer. This specific model is very interesting for the incredibly sharp condition, the fact that is is full original, including the lead gaskets, and that the case is made in Rolesium, which was, at the time, a proprietary stainless steel alloy developped by Rolex.