The Rolex Submariner Date Reference 116610LV, aka the “Hulk”, is the Rolex Submariner we all know and love (I guess there are always naysayers), but it has a green ceramic bezel and green dial. It’s priced higher than the more traditional “classic” Rolex Submariner 116610LN reference model with a black ceramic bezel and matching black dial, and furthermore ranks in the interesting hall of green Rolex watches that are often released as special memorabilia from the brand.
Like many of the timepieces I ended up really liking, I wasn’t immediately smitten by the green dial Rolex Submariner when it debuted in 2010. That’s hardly to say that I didn’t like it – especially since I’m pretty sure green is my favorite color – but rather that I was a bit ambivalent about it. I’m sure I was thinking that the black dial of the Submariner was so good that it would be difficult to convince consumers to buy green instead of black, or to ask them to pay for both colors. I would also like to point out that while the green “Hulk” Rolex Submariner 116610LV is not a limited edition, it’s not a model that Rolex will ever produce. Its popularity keeps it in production, but Rolex can quietly discontinue it at any time without notice or reason.
Another reason I added the green Rolex Submariner 116610LV Date to my collection was because I already had another similar modern Rolex Submariner in black. However, this is not a Submariner Date, but a Rolex Submariner “no date” reference 114060, which has a beautiful symmetrical dial. As such, I don’t have a Rolex Submariner Date in my collection, so adding the green Rolex Submariner 116610LV doesn’t feel too redundant . I say this because it’s important for collectors to consider not only the wearability versatility of any particular watch they want to add to their collection, but also the overall Rolex Submariner 116610LV Green Watches versatility of their collection, having watches for every occasion and not having too much redundancy. For example, if you have too many steel dress watches that are mostly the same, then you are bound to wear some of them and not others. This will make some watches lonely – and that’s not fair to those watches …… Right?
It’s kind of funny if you think about it, because the Rolex Submariner is one of the most copied watches in the world. Still, I’ve never worn one that felt the same as the authentic Rolex Submariner, nor did it have the same visual impact, especially with the brushed finish on the bracelet and the pristine detail on the dial.At 40mm wide, it’s the smallest sports watch I’ll ever wear.
When Rolex introduced this generation of the Rolex Submariner, with wider lugs and a “Maxi Dial” face,buy luxury replica rolex watches I finally decided to give it a serious try. Not only does the case itself have excellent refined proportions and a nice size, but the bracelet tapers off – making it more comfortable to wear and adding to the perceived quality of the case visually.
Water resistant to 300 meters (as if anyone didn’t know about the Rolex Submariner’s iconic water resistance rating), the Rolex Submariner, with its relatively heavy case and elegant look, can actually become formal when necessary, making it the perfect everyday sports watch. The black Rolex Submariner has the versatility of a black tuxedo (James Bond wore a tuxedo for sports), but what about the green one?
The great thing about the green Submariner is that it’s not as versatile in style as the black model. This means that while green doesn’t work everywhere (like with tuxedos), when it does work, it looks incredible. Furthermore, in our culture, green has a range of useful symbolic meanings, ranging from the color of nature to the color of money. So when you can interpret green to your advantage, you’ll smile when you see a unique color (for a classic watch) blended with an incredible iconic look.