Y-Serial 2003 Rolex Green Submariner (Ref. 16610LV) Mk.1 "Flat 4" W/ Box and Papers
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.
The "Y-serial" 16610LV Submariners are the very fist execution of the 50th-Anniversary Submariner. The early serial number examples have 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 of watches of its era. A stellar example, this specific 16610LV remains unpolished, retaining it's original "Flat 4" green bezel insert and comes complete with its original boxes, booklets, hang tags, warranty paper, and Rolex Anchor. A true collector's piece and a stunning example overall.
|Dial||Glossy Black "Mk.1" Maxi|
|Bracelet||Rolex Oyster 93250 Bracelet W/ Solid End Pieces|
The unpolished case retains sharp factory finishing, showing very little signs of wear. The original "Flat 4" green bezel is flawless and bright in coloration. The Rolex 93250 Oyster bracelet exhibits soft wear and no stretch.
The Mk.1 Maxi luminova dial is flawless with matching hands.
The watch comes complete with original inner and outer boxes, serialized warranty paper, serialized hang tags, Rolex anchor, all booklets, calendar, and leather wallet. Watch is running at COSC spec.