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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 16610LV
    Case No: Z******
    Model Name: Anniversary Submariner Date
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic Rolex 3135
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Oyster
    Clasp/Buckle: Steel Divers Fliplock
    Accessories: Rolex Box, Certificate, Booklets and Tags

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    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 16610LV
Found in perfect, crisp condition, this 16610LV Anniversary Submariner is best known by its cute collectors nickname, "The Kermit". Recently revived by Rolex in a large 41mm size, this original anniversary model with its vibrant aluminium bezel insert, sharp lugs and comfortable 40mm size is amongst the most sought after by savvy collectors with prices climbing reliably over the past 17 years since its first introduction. Complete with the original box, warranty certificate, booklets and tags this fantastically well preserved example is exactly what a real investment grade Sub looks like.

2006

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