This Rolex Submariner with reference 16610LV is in excellent condition with a nice thick sharp case with only some minor marks from use. It was produced by Rolex in 2004. The watch comes with the original Rolex warranty paper and Rolex box. The dial is in very nice condition. The stainless steel solid oyster bracelet shows no signs of stretch. The first series green bezel - nick named flat four - aluminum insert is also in good condition with only some small marks. The automatic caliber 3135 movement was recently fully serviced by our watchmaker and runs great.
ABOUT THE WATCH
This is the 50th anniversary Rolex Submariner Ref 16610LV. Better known to collectors as the Rolex Kermit Flat 4. It is a relatively young collectable watch, with already an interesting backstory behind it.
The first Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1953. But the 50th anniversary in 2003 was not the only reason the Ref 16610LV stands out. The use of a remarkable shade of green on the bezel was a novelty for the Submariner back then, the use of color is more common now. Now there’s the blue on blue, known as the notable “Smurf”, the green on green as the bulky “Hulk”. It’s important to note that these models both came after the Kermit. This makes the Kermit the trendsetter for a pretty conservative company like Rolex.
In our honest opinion, the first in 2003 produced batch is the one and only 50th anniversary Rolex Submariner. This particular Sub was part of this first and small batch, the so called “MK-1”. These watches can be easily recognized by the font of the 4 and the color on the bezel (a flat topped 4 and sort of olive green bezel).
Long story short: A historycal important and very collectable Rolex in fantastic condition.