Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 84

ROLEX, REF. 16610, SUBMARINER FLAT 4, STEEL

Very fine and rare stainless steel self-winding wristwatch, green bezel, black dial with date.

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner 40th Anniversary, so-called “Flat Four”

Reference 16610

Year Circa 2004

Case No. Y879346

Bracelet Stainless steel Oyster bracelet Ref. 93250 with stainless steel deployant clasp signed

Caliber 3135

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Box, leaflet, instruction booklet, warranty, tag and Rolex anchor

EUR 18,000 - 28,000

USD 22,000 - 34,000 / HKD 170,000 - 270,000

Sold: EUR 28,600


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

For 50th anniversary of the Submariner, from 2003 to 2008, Rolex marketed the reference 16610LV, LV referring to the green colour of the bezel and which earned its nickname "Kermit". The wristwatches of this reference produced in the first two years, corresponding to the Y and F series are called "Flat Four". These are the most sought after by amateurs. They owe their nickname to the typography of the 4 on the insert. The flattened shape of the 4 is more elongated than in the successive versions.