The Rolex Hulk Submariner 116610LV: Upclose and Personal 

 

 

We know for sure that Rolex has always strived to give their customers worldwide nothing but the best and most exquisite creations. One of their most popular models is the Rolex Hulk Submariner 116610LV, which has recently become one of their bestsellers. We agree that two of the factors that paved the way for its success are its high accuracy and brilliant design. Are you setting your sights on this incredible timepiece? Then let's know more about it. 

 

The Birth of a Legacy 

 

In 1953, Rolex launched the first-ever Submariner watch as a diver's timepiece. It is worth noting that it wasn't the first model by the Swiss watchmaker to feature high water-resistance. Yet, it exhibited higher efficiency than the Rolex Oyster owing to its underwater usability at a depth of 330 feet. Isn't that amazing? 

 

Following a variety of releases under the Submariner line-up, the Swiss timepiece manufacturer unveiled the Rolex 16610LV in 2003 in commemoration of the collection's 50th birthday. This watch became iconic, particularly for its green-coloured bezel. Moreover, it has relaunched the 'Maxi' dial, which Rolex halted 19 years earlier. 

 

 

At Baselworld 2010, Rolex showcased an upgraded version of the 116610LV, which came with a thicker case structure and a vivid green dial and bezel. This, later on, became known as 'Rolex Hulk', which pertains to the green character from the Marvel comics. 

 

Now that you already know the history behind the Rolex Hulk, let us now explore its structure and design. Well, its design is noteworthy for several reasons. One being that the watchmaker had never before launched a model with such a bright and flashy shade. Though we agree that the Rolex Submariner Green watch can be considered an exception, we also believe its influence never came close to that of the Hulk. 

 

Green Dial 

 

 

Exuding sophisticated design and functionality, the flashy green dial of the Submariner 116610LV is considered as its key feature. The company's in-house team extensively handcrafts every Rolex Hulk dial that comes off the line to ensure its utmost impeccability.

 

Moreover, this model comes with enlarged hands and hour markers to ensure visibility and legibility in time reading. As a bonus, these parts comprise 18 karat gold, which keeps tarnishing at bay. The Submariner 116610LV's Chromalight feature also ensures that its face remains readable even in the darkest of spaces. 

 

Oystersteel Case

 

The Oystersteelcase is designed to be highly resistant to corrosion and maintain shine and lustre after polishing. In other words, the Rolex Hulk can withstand even the harshest environments without losing its gleam. Interestingly, it can fend off water, pressure, shock, and dust. 

 

Another boon of the Oystersteel case is that it enables you to easily differentiate between the Rolex Hulk and the 2013 Rolex 16610LV. Apart from a thicker Triplock winding crown, the former also comes with a thicker middle case. Not to mention, its lugs are almost double the size of the ones in the Rolex Submariner. 

 

Green Rotatable Bezel 

 

 

Are you a diver? Then you will mainly benefit from this feature, as it is proven durable. The bezel's design includes 60-minute graduations, which are etched on a Cerachrom material, which is corrosion-resistant and scratch-proof. 

 

Aside from its appealing aesthetics, the bezel of the Rolex Hulk consists of a luminescent capsule designed to improve its legibility in low light. This is a significant feature for deep-sea divers as it helps them keep track of their diving time. The bezel also comes with a decompression stop to enable drivers expel pressure on their ascent. What's more, the bezel has a knurled edge to ensure that divers have a tight grip while underwater. 

 

Oyster Bracelet 

 

 

The 116610LV's oyster bracelet consists of a Glidelock feature to enable the wearer to make adjustments, which is crucial when you don't have any watch tools available. It can easily be adjusted to ensure a perfect fit after being fastened with the Oysterlock safety clasp. Thanks to the Oystersteel's mineral elements, the oyster bracelet is highly resistant to deterioration.

 

Automatic Movement 

 

 

Rolex's in-house team developed a calibre 3135 self-winding movement to give the wearer high-precision. This perpetual movement is a COSC-certified Swiss chronometer, which also consists of a highly paramagnetic blue Parachrom. This hairspring boasts of up to 10 times more accuracy than the conventional hairspring, particularly during shock exposure. Furthermore, the Rolex Hulk enables for a 48-hour power reserve. 

 

The appeal and functionality of the Rolex Hulk are universal. And, thus, it is perfect for you whether you are a diver or not. Here at Time4Diamonds, we offer this timepiece at an incredibly affordable price. Check it out today along with other Rolex makes and models that will suit your taste and lifestyle!