Rolex Submariner Date ref. 16610LV 'Kermit' (2010 Card)

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Brand: Rolex

Model: Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date ref. 16610LV aka "Kermit" (Black Dial/Green Bezel Insert); Swiss Made; V-serial circa 2008-2009 with original warranty card (dated June 12, 2010)

Case: Solid stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with screw-down back is approximately 40mm excluding the signed Rolex screw-down winding crown

Bracelet: Original 20mm stainless steel 93250 Rolex Oyster bracelet with signed folding clasp (clasp code PJ9); diver extension; matching solid endpieces

Movement: Rolex cal. 3135 self-winding automatic movement (31 jewels) with quick-set date and hacking seconds; Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified; 28,800 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original glossy black dial with "maxi" lume plots (unique to 16610LV model); original luminous hands; unpolished 40mm stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with sharp original rotating diver bezel (uni-directional); beautiful original green aluminum bezel insert; original 93250 Rolex Oyster bracelet with diver extension and solid end-links (SEL); Rolex Chronometer-grade movement with quick-set date and hacking seconds; collectible 50th Anniversary Submariner model

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and careful use; 40mm stainless steel Oyster case appears to be unpolished with its original bevels in tact and clearly visible; crisp screw-down caseback exhibits light wear; razor-sharp original rotating stainless steel bezel; gorgeous original green bezel insert with its original matching pearl in tact; perfect original glossy black dial with "maxi" lume plots; excellent original matching hands; very nice original 93250 Rolex Oyster bracelet matches the overall condition of the watch

Other: When the 16610LV was released in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex collecting community was somewhat divided. It was a different time for new Rolex watches back then with much less hype surrounding the hobby, but it's still difficult to imagine that this 2008-09 LV Submariner sat in the Rolex display case until it was sold in June of 2010 according to its accompanied warranty card. Ah, the good old days! After being discontinued in 2010, Rolex introduced the "Hulk" Submariner ref. 116610LV with new green dial and green ceramic bezel insert. That model would be discontinued in 2020 in favor of the all-new 41mm Submariner with black dial and green ceramic bezel insert (seen as a nod to the classic "Kermit" available for sale here). Needless to say, the 16610LV has become highly collectible and sought after. Nicknamed "Kermit" for its cool green bezel insert, the 16610LV also featured a slightly different dial and hands than those of a standard 16610LN. Its larger "maxi" lume plots and larger hands improved overall legibility. This particular example remains unpolished and in strong condition overall. We love the green hue of the original aluminum bezel insert!

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