Rolex Submariner Date Green Kermit 50th Anniversary 16610 ( Pre-Owned ) RM58,800.00
Full box & Certificate Condition 9.8/10 ( D47xxxx ) 2005/12/xx D-Series Value For Money Black Dial with Date indicator at 3 o’clock Stainless Steel Case Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet Automatic Movement Waterproof to 300m/1000ft Sapphire Crystal Glass Chronometer ROLEX SUBMARINER 50TH ANNIVERSARY – KERMIT Presenting the 50th Anniversary Rolex Submariner 16610LV, also known as the Rolex Kermit watch. The Kermit model was released in 2003, in celebration of the Rolex Submariner’s 50th Anniversary. Rolex 50th Anniversary Submariner discontinued in 2010, and since then, the value of this watch has risen significantly, as do many Rolex stainless steel timepieces. Collectors predict that Submariner 50th Anniversary pre-owned watches will continue to rise in value, especially those in excellent condition with the original box and value. The Kermit watch is destined to be a collectible, although one could argue that it already is. The main features of the Rolex Submariner 16610LV are the vividly eye-catching green bezel, and the ‘Maxi dial’, which displays a larger hour marker than previous Submariner editions. The unique and distinctive features of the Submariner 50th Anniversary watch are what give it the nickname “Kermit”. Rolex “Kermit” Submariner 16610LV DIAL & BEZEL Between traditional Rolex and modern Rolex, the watch itself is just a stunning effort of style, mostly because the changes are subtle. The design works so well. A combination of the steel tones with the black dial and the green bezel makes this watch completely unique. It is often said that if you were to pop in a green bezel insert, you wouldn’t be able to distinguish a conventional 16610 with the LV but that’s not exactly true. In addition to the beautiful green lunette, the watch does have a distinct dial that was exclusive to this model. The individual plots of the indices along with the index at the 12 o’clock are significantly larger than on other Submariners of the era. Even at an arm’s length, you can see the indices incredibly well. This was not common to a five-digit reference Sub at the time. This feature would become Universal in the era of the Subsea but at the time of the anniversary Submariner debut, it was something that you would only see on the Yacht Masters and the LV model. So, the watch does have more identity and exclusivity to it than one would think when first looking at it. It has a very bold look compared to other Submariners of its time, with the black lacquer and huge indexes. Plus, the case is satin and polished and it shows beautifully. Along with those notable changes, you can see that there is an omission of the engraved ‘Rolex’ on the outboard of the dial. This is one of the last distinctions that became part of the line before the advent of the 2010 Hulk Submariner.