The Rolex Submariner Ref. 16610LV was first introduced in 2003 by Rolex at Baselworld to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Submariner. The 16610LV is also sometimes referred to as the “Kermit” which differentiates itself from the more modern Rolex Ref. 116610LV also known as the “Hulk” via the Black “MAXI” dial as opposed to the green dial of the “Hulk) and nonceramic green bezel insert.
The main differences when comparing the Rolex (Ref.16610LV) to the standard Rolex Submariner Date (Ref.16610) is the obvious green bezel insert and the oversized Super Luminova filled indexes, this dial configuration is comely referred to as the “MAXI” dial.
Both the Rolex (Ref. 16610LV) and Rolex (Ref. 16610) have a water resistance rating of 300M/1000ft and are made from 904L stainless steel. Both references come equipped with the modern Trip-Lock crown and Rolex 93250 oyster flip lock Bracelets with solid 801 end links. Even though the Rolex Ref. 16610LV is just a few years old it has been discovered that there are 8 dial variants and 2 green bezel variants that are found in the LV references.
This first execution “F serial” 16610LV Submariners has sky-rocketed in desirability as a result of a cult collector following fascinated with the transitional nuances that set these early examples apart from the majority. This specific 16610LV remains Unpolished with an excellent Mk.2 dial and comes complete with its original boxes, Booklets, and anchor.
|Dial||Glossy Black “Mk.2” Maxi|
|Bracelet||Rolex Oyster 93250 Bracelet W/ Solid Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The Unpolished case shows light wear from use. The green bezel insert is in excellent condition showing no wear or fading, the luminova pearl exhibits a light surface crack. The Rolex 93250 Oyster bracelet remains unpolished, showing some wear and exhibiting minimal stretch.
DIAL & HANDS
The Mk.2 Maxi luminova dial is flawless with matching hands.
The watch comes with original inner and outer boxes, booklets, polishing cloth, and Rolex anchor. Watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.