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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 16610LV
    Movement No: 1’595’370
    Case No: Z766’067
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 93250, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped E02
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Jared dated 19 November 2007, service manual, instruction manual, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is referred by collectors as the “Kermit”, due to its instantaneously recognizable green bezel insert compared to the traditional black. Adding to its importance, the “Kermit” ref. 16610LV was introduced in 2003 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex Submariner. The LV at the end of the reference number stands for “Lunette Verte”.

    The present example bears the Z serial produced in circa 2007 and presented in excellent overall condition. Further adding to the attraction, it is accompanied by the full set of accessories that came with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner.

  • 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. 16610LV
A fine and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with sweep center seconds, bracelet, date, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2007
40mm diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp

Estimate
HK$78,000 - 120,000 
€8,900-13,700
$10,000-15,400

Sold for HK$118,750

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019