'Flat 4 Kermit' Submariner, Ref. 16610LV Stainless Steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 2003
'Flat 4 Kermit' Submariner, Ref. 16610LV
Stainless Steel wristwatch with date and bracelet
Calibre: cal. 3135 automatic, 31 jewels
Movement number: 39'878'490
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: Y'996'462
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 225 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex service warranty card and COSC hang tag
MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing. The date is advancing.
CASE: is in fair and attractive condition. It presents some wear throughout and a dent on the upper-right lug. It has likely been polished (Bracelet ref. AD93250 and clasp ref. AD4)
DIAL: is in great condition with a minute surface blemish between the 4 and 5 o'clock index. The dial and hands show a blue Chromalight reaction under UV light as it was either replaced or relumed during a service.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner, Rolex released a special edition of the watch with a green bezel in 2003. This highly collectible reference 16610LV was produced in several series with slightly different dials and bezel configurations. The present lot is an original example of a 'Mark I Kermit' Submariner, which features the sought-after flat 4 on the bezel and the oval O on the dial.
This lot is offered in attractive condition with its service warranty card and COSC hang tag.