Rolex Submariner 16610LV 'Kermit Flat Four'

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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’. As is typical for Rolex, the brand has made many small adjustments to the 116610 LV during these 7 production years. The most well-known being the flat four bezel, which indicates that the number '4' on the bezel has a flat top. Only the Y- and F-serials (2003, 2004 respectively) have this feature. The piece we have for offer dates back to 2004 and has an F-serial. Besides that, the inlay of the bezel has a slightly lighter, olive green colour, which is called a B1 inlay (first series of green inlays) and nicknamed a Bertolli. The watch is powered by caliber 3135 and comes with the inner and outer box, the original papers, booklets and tags.

Introduction

Rolex SubmarinerVisionary Hans Wilsdorf set out to make the world’s first waterproof and dust proof wristwatch and so, in 1926 the ‘Oyster case’ was created. Then, later on in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was born, with a water depth rating of 330ft/100M making it one of the world’s first wristwatches designed for the upcoming sport of scuba diving. The wristwatch was created for divers who needed a precise watch which could scale to such depths and be a reliable and accurate way of measuring (with the turning bezel) the time spent underwater. A major aspect of creating such a time piece was to make it easily legible yet aesthetically pleasing, hence the large contrasting white tritium hour markers and Mercedes hand on the black dial. The rugged look was adopted by no other than Mr Bond himself (Sean Connery as Bond wore it in 1962’s ‘Dr. No’ and the watch was also featured in the later ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’ movie). A legend was born and overtime it proved to be arguably one of the best, most desirable and iconic luxury watches of all time. 

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