The Incredible Hulk. Lovingly nicknamed and carrying a cult following, the 116610LV Submariner from Rolex is one of the worlds most desired timepieces.

Today we tried the 2004, 50th Anniversary Edition Submariner 16610LV and compared it to it’s updated counterpart, the Submariner 116610LV.


The distinct aesthetic differences are somewhat minimal when the two models are placed side by side, a trait that Rolex consistently prioritises, favouring design evolution, over revolution.

The 16610LV still holds the trademark piano black dial, eponymous with any Submariner, however in replacement of the standard black bezel insert, the Anniversary Edition has a green bezel insert. The second subtle change is the index markers, fitted in white gold over steel.

In comparison, the 116610LV is total unique in its design. Released six years later, in 2010, the subtle changes are the introduction of the emerald green sunburst dial, iridescent, displaying such a stunning array of greens in the light.


The next obvious change is the patented cerachrom bezel, fashioned from an ultra durable ceramic, guaranteeing scratch resistance, thus assuring uncompromising use day to day, or for the Submariner’s true purpose underwater.

Admittedly, shades of green on a timepiece can be a bit like Marmite, you either love or hate it. Regardless of any clash of colour, the 116610LV is always going to be one of Rolex’s most sought after watches, with production numbers varying annually, and supply never meeting demand, in my opinion, the epitome of Rolex exclusivity.


This 2016 edition watch is available at Time 4 Diamonds now, complete with original factory seals, Rolex box and five years international warranty with Rolex.

With a retail price £6600.00, our price is is £7,600.

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