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Rolex

'Kermit Flat 4' Submariner, Ref. 16610T Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 2004 | 勞力士16610T型號「'Kermit Flat 4' Submariner」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約2004

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Estimate:

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- 30,000 CHF

Rolex

Rolex

'Kermit Flat 4' Submariner, Ref. 16610T Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 2004 | 勞力士16610T型號「'Kermit Flat 4' Submariner」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約2004

'Kermit Flat 4' Submariner, Ref. 16610T Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 2004 | 勞力士16610T型號「'Kermit Flat 4' Submariner」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約2004

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 CHF

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'Kermit Flat 4' Submariner, Ref. 16610T

Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 2004

勞力士16610T型號「'Kermit Flat 4' Submariner」精鋼鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示,年份約2004


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 3135 automatic, 31 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Case number: F'241'449

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp 

Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 175 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: none

MVT: is in working condition at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: the insert with surface wear and minor scratches that can be seen with the naked eye. The case with light surface wear and light polishing. The bracelet with surface wear. Overall the watch is in very attractive condition.

DIAL: is in good overall condition.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

Rolex celebrated the Submariner 50th anniversary in 2003. They shocked the market with an unusual Submariner featuring a green bezel. The watch became an instant success with collectors worldwide and has been given the nickname 'Kermit'. The reference was in production for roughly 10 years and there are different iterations to the bezel and dial configurations. The most popular of which is the present example known as the 'Flat 4'. The term 'Flat 4' is given due to the length of the top part of the “4” in the 40 minute calibration.