In typical Rolex fashion, the Kermit underwent several incremental changes throughout its 7-year production. There are as many as nine different versions of it (named Mark I to Mark IX), with different configurations of the bezel, dial, cases, and packaging types. Here’s a simplified guide to different flavors of the Kermit.
1. THE FLAT 4
The most popular variation of the Kermit is the “Flat 4”, called such because of the different font for the number 4 on the bezel. It has a noticeable flat top, instead of a pointed end.
There are actually two versions of the “Flat 4” bezel. One is the “Serified” version, whose numbers with internal angles have more pronounced serifs or small projections at the end of each stroke. The other is the “Non Serif” version, whose numbers don’t have the projections.
Kermit models with the “Flat 4” sell at a premium, as these can only be found on the earliest generation reference 16610LVs.