Rolex Submariner 16610LV 'Flat Four, MK I'Sold
Rolex Submariner 16610LV 'Flat Four, MK I'
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2003, 50 years after the introduction of the first Submariner, Rolex introduced the reference 16610LV.
Better known as ‘The Kermit’.
Initially, there was some resistance among aficionados but it gained popularity quickly. It attracted a certain audience and, especially, when the model got discontinued in 2010 making it one of the most desired modern Submariners. Besides the obvious change of the bezel colour, the 16610LV was also the first Submariner with the new Maxi dial. In 2010, the Kermit was replaced by the reference 116610LV also known as ‘The Hulk’.
The piece we have on offer dates back to 2004 and comes with its correct MK I 'Flat 4' bezel insert and MK I dial. It is powered by caliber 3135. Nowadays, the Kermit is on of the most desired and collectible, modern Rolex pieces.
Rolex SubmarinerIn 1953, Rolex introduced one of the world’s first wrist watches geared specifically towards divers: the Submariner. Rolex had to confront a number of challenges when designing its first dive watch. The watch obviously had to withstand significant amounts of pressure and had to accurately measure time spent underwater, which the first Submariner achieved by featuring a 330ft/100m depth rating and a rotating diving bezel. It also had to be easily legible in conditions of reduced visibility yet aesthetically pleasing. Hence, the Sub’s iconic large white tritium hour markers and Mercedes hands set against a contrasting black dial.The Submariner is the most iconic and desirable luxury watch of all time and has been adopted by luminaries such as Jacques Cousteau, Che Guevara, and none other than James Bond. Our favorite Bond, Sean Connery, wore a big crown Sub in the 1962 classic ‘Dr. No’. The watch was also featured in ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’.