Rolex - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 126610LV
    Case No: 57'VN2'216
    Model Name: Submariner "Cermit"
    Material: Stainless steel, green Cerachrom bezel
    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, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex International Guarantee card dated March 3, 2021, green leather Rolex presentation box, Rolex hang tags, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex’s Submariner wristwatch has become one of the most iconic timepieces of the 20th century - appreciated by collectors and enthusiasts around the world for its robustness, durability, and classic styling. In celebration of the Submariner’s 50th anniversary in 2003, Rolex for the first time released a new Submariner model with a bold and charismatic green bezel, which became instantly popular, and since then highly sought after today.

    In 2020, Rolex released a new version of the green-bezel Submariner with the introduction of the reference 126610LV, replacing the green-dial “Hulk” reference 116160LV – this time with a black dial. While the overall aesthetics remain similar to previous models, the 2020 example has a larger 41mm diameter case with redesigned lugs giving the watch a more tapered profile. The newly developed caliber 3235 incorporates Rolex’s patented “Chronergy” escapement combining higher energy efficiency and dependability, along with an extended power reserve from 48 hours to 70 hours.

    Offered in new old stock condition, this reference 126610LV retains its factory wrap on the case and clasp, along with all original accessories, guarantee, wallet, product literature and presentation box. This example from 2021 is a rare opportunity for a collector to own one of the newest Rolex models.

  • Artist Biography


    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 126610LV
A brand new and attractive diver’s wristwatch with date, green Cerachrom bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for $25,200

Contact Specialist

Paul Boutros

Head of Watches, Americas

+1 (212) 940-1293


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Head of Sale, New York

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022