The Rolex Kermit, a green icon in the watch industry
The Rolex “Kermit,” officially known as the Rolex Submariner 16610LV is a watch that has earned its place as an icon in the watch industry. With its striking green bezel and robust stainless steel case, this watch attracts the attention of collectors and quality watch enthusiasts alike.
It is a watch with a rich history and a stylish design. In this article, we will take a closer look at the model, its history and other important information regarding the Rolex Kermit.
The Submariner Date model with green bezel
The Rolex Kermit watch belongs to the famous Submariner collection. The model is characterized by a black dial with striking green accents. The green bezel is of course the signature element of the “Kermit”. The combination of the deep green and the contrasting black makes for an instantly recognizable yet stylish watch.
The history of the Kermit
The history of the Rolex Kermit dates back to the year 2003. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Submariner collection, Rolex introduced this special watch. It was the first time Rolex used a green bezel for its Submariner models (link to submariner category). Soon the watch was given the reference Kermit because of its resemblance to the famous character from the Muppets.
The Kermit quickly became a sought-after collector’s item and a symbol of style and prestige. The Kermit’s success led Rolex to keep the watch in production for many years. It became a favorite among collectors and watch enthusiasts from around the world.
The Rolex Kermit and the Rolex Hulk are two prominent models from the famous watch manufacturer, but they have significant differences. The Rolex Hulk, officially the Rolex Submariner 116610LV, came out in 2010, replacing the Kermit. This model has both a green bezel and a green dial, resulting in a more monochromatic, robust look. It also has a larger case than the Kermit, contributing to its “Hulk” image. Both watches have their unique charm and appeal, but the specific choice depends on personal preference.
Important information about the “Kermit”
As part of the Rolex Submariner, the “Kermit” has the signature water resistance of Rolex watches to a depth of 300 meters. This enables the watch to deliver the results needed in diving and other water activities. The green bezel rotates in one direction and can be used to track dive times, making the watch a functional tool for adventurers.
The Kermit is powered by Rolex’s reliable automatic caliber 3135 movement. It has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours and offers functions such as hour, minute, second, and a date display at the 3 o’clock position. The movement is known for its precision and durability.
The knurled bezel of the Rolex Kermit is both functional and iconic. This feature was originally designed to help divers accurately measure elapsed time underwater. The serrated edges provided a firm grip even with wet hands or gloves, preventing slipping. This feature has become an iconic part of many Rolex watches. At 12 o’clock, a pearl is placed on the bezel, so that the time can always be read accurately, even in dark conditions deeper into the sea.
The Kermit has a stainless steel Oyster bracelet, which is known for its strength and durability. It also has an Oysterlock safety clasp to prevent unintentional opening. In addition to the Rolex Submariner Hulk, the band offers a Glidelock system for fine adjustments to the fit even without tools, which is ideal for divers who want to wear the watch over their diving suit, as well as for summer when your wrist expands a bit due to the heat.
Why a vintage Rolex?
Buying a vintage Rolex watch is an excellent choice for those who want to get their hands on an iconic timepiece. Vintage Rolex watches are highly sought after because of their unique designs, craftsmanship and rarity. Many of these watches have been discontinued or replaced with newer models, making them even more special and valuable. When buying a vintage Rolex, it is important to get your bearings and find a reliable seller. With the right seller, you can be guaranteed to get an authentic watch in excellent condition. By investing in a vintage Rolex, you can own a piece of history and enjoy timeless style for many years.
The Rolex Kermit is not just a watch, but a symbol of style, craftsmanship and heritage. Its striking green bezel, robust case and the fact that the watch is out of production make the Kermit a watch that is admired and a talking point among watch lovers.
Whether you are a watch enthusiast looking to add to a collection or looking for a reliable and stylish watch, the Rolex “Kermit” offers the perfect combination of craftsmanship and aesthetics. Become the proud owner of a piece of watch history and enjoy the outstanding refinement and quality this watch has to offer.
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