Lot 47
  • 47


5,000 - 8,000 GBP
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Dial: black Calibre: cal. 3135 automatic, 31 jewels Movement number: 30'530'262Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back Case number: F'887'048Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Rolex guarantee and original invoice dated March 31, 2005, Rolex Oyster, Submariner and translation booklets, 2005/2006 calendar card, document holder, chronometer and sales tags, presentation case with outer packaging


DIAL: the dial and hands in very good condition CASE: the case is in good condition with strong proportions and visible bevels. Light scuffs to the side of the upper lugs and the bottom right lugs as well as to the band at 9. Small indentation to the edge of the upper lugs and bottom left lug. Bezel in good condition with a scuff at 2 and 9. MOVEMENT: the watch is running at the time of cataloguing and date advancing. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

The 50th anniversary of the iconic Submariner was celebrated in 2003 with the launch of the reference 16610LV, nicknamed "Kermit" by collectors. It became the first Submariner model to be fitted with a green bezel. The highly praised reference saw several changes during its production between 2004 and 2010. 
According to the serial number, the present watch was made around the very beginning of 2005. It has the correct matching combination. For example, the dial has the oval 'o' for Rolex and the 'R' of oyster is between the 'R' of Rolex, and the Swiss signature covers 5 minute indexes. Furthermore, it has its correct pointed 4 bezel, making this watch a rare F series without the flat 4 version, as is more frequently found on these watches.