Lot 443 (Watches, 30th March 2020)
A RARE 50TH ANNIVERSARY MEN'S STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC BRACELET WATCH
Model: Submariner "The Kermit"
Date: Circa 2008
Case reference: 16610 T
Movement: Signed, 31-Jewels, Cal.3135, No.32'979'XXX
Dial: Signed, black, silvered hour markers with luminous insert, white outer minute division, silvered Mercedes hands with luminous insert, centre seconds hand with luminous insert, date aperture at the 3 o'clock position, 'Mark 6 dial'
Case: Signed, polished and brushed stainless steel, dark racer green unidirectional stainless steel bezel, screw down back, screw down crown, No.V606XXX
Bracelet: Signed, brushed stainless steel, signed stainless steel twin-lock deployment clasp
Accompaniments: Rolex box
*The main differences this Rolex Kermit presents, when compared to its predecessors, are the "Maxi Dial" with wider hour markers and bigger hands; the fourth bezel variation, 'B4' with the internal corners of the 5 perfectly square and a pointed 4; the laser engraving of "ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX" on the reheat, a variation introduced after 2007; a 'C1' case featuring the '"" (standing for 'Blind hole' or 'Trou Borgne') without the 'LV' and with solid lugs; a 'Round O' dial with a Narrow Rolex; the 'R' of Oyster exactly between the legs of the 'R' in Rolex, narrow spaced on 'Oyster Perpetual Date'; and a narrow 'Swiss Made' with three shorter minute division under it and lenghtened ones on the sides.
All of this gives us the following combination: Rolex Kermit Mark VI, Case: C1, Dial: D4, Bezel: B4