The Rolex Submariner has become a model admired and appreciated by passionate watch collectors and one-off purchasers for over 60 years. When comparing the first-ever Submariner model (Ref. 6204) with the most recent generation, the design development is all too obvious. With that being said, there are some original iconic features that have appeared on every Submariner model that has ever been produced, regardless of age.
Now, enough about the history, the particular Rolex Submariner we are interested in today, is Ref. 16610LV, otherwise commonly known as the “Kermit”. Rolex commissioned the Kermit model in 2003 as a way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Rolex Submariner’s release. The model has since been discontinued (2010), and so like many of Rolex’s’ stainless steel sports wristwatches, risen in value.
The key unique features of the 16610LV are the strikingly bold green colored aluminum bezel, and the enlarged ‘Maxi dial’, which exhibits larger hour markers than its predecessors. The distinctive characteristics of this sporty watch are what give the timepiece its nickname. The black dial and white hour markers contrast with the green bezel, giving off an appearance somewhat similar to the famous children’s TV puppet, Kermit the frog. ( we are curious how Pino will look..:)
The full set we are offering is from 2007 and razor-sharp! Serviced and well waiting for a new owner…will it be you?