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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 126610LV
    Case No: 942RL796
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3235, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee card dated 21st December 2021, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, green card holder, plastic bezel protector, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Marking another important debut for the firm, Rolex released the new Submariner ref. 126610LV in 2020 replacing the former iconic ref. 116610LV nicknamed the Hulk. Featuring a new case design measuring 41mm in diameter and still retaining the much-loved green Cerachrom bezel insert, the new features a black dial replacing the former green which pays its homage to the very first Rolex Submariner to feature a green bezel insert ref. 16610LV nicknamed the Kermit. With a newly developed 41mm diameter case, the lugs have been redesigned with a slimmer profile giving the watch a more tapered appeal resulting in a 21mm lug width compared to its previous 20mm width.

    Powered by the firm’s newly developed cal. 3235, the caliber incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability enhancing the efficiency of the escapement by 15%. Furthermore, the power reserve has been extended to 70 hours compared to its previous 48 hours.

    Dubbed by collectors as the “Cermit” or “Starbucks” due to its obvious colour schemes, the present example from circa 2021 is offered in “like new” overall condition with no signs of use and wear and complete with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 126610LV
A fine and “like new” stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2021
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 140,000 
€9,100-18,300
$9,000-17,900

Sold for HK$144,900

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)