The Rolex Submariner is likely the most popular luxury watch in production. It’s certainly the most popular Rolex. This iteration shakes it up a bit.
What is it about the Sub that makes it appear on the wrists of so many people – whether in a boardroom, at the coffee shop, on a beach or at the job site?
I think it’s because the Sub is a timeless (and frequently copied) design, the quality of the Rolex Submariner is top-notch, it has incredible function (you can time with the bezel, you can swim with it, you can read it in a movie theatre) and will hold its value.
Now, the Hulk takes the Sub in a different direction – it replaces the black dial with a green sunburst one, and replaces the black ceramic bezel with a green one.
Rolex fans will know that whenever there is green on a Rolex, something special is going on. The first green Submariner (16610LV) known as the Kermit was released for the Sub’s 50th anniversary. It showcased a green aluminum insert bezel with the traditional black “maxi dial.”
The Hulk is based on the next-gen (6-digit) Submariner when the transition from the aluminum bezel insert to the ceramic bezel took place (among other tweaks).
Arial Adams at ABTW provides his take of the Rolex Submariner Hulk (116610LV) here.
Federico Talks Watches makes a very good case for why the Sub is such a popular watch:
WHAT I LIKE:
- It’s a Rolex Sub, but a little different
- The green sunburst dial in the light
- The Rolex Glidelock adjustable bracelet
NOT SO MUCH:
- Is it ok to mess with a perfect watch
- You’ll pay a bit of a premium for the LV
MODEL NAME: Rolex Submariner “Hulk”
REFERENCE NUMBER: 116610LV
MOVEMENT: Rolex 3135 (50 hour power reserve)
CASE SIZE: 40mm
WATER RESISTANCE: 300m/1000ft
MANUFACTURER LINK: https://www.rolex.com/watches/submariner/m116610lv-0002.html