The Oyster Perpetual Submariner is a reference among divers’ watches; it is the watch that unlocked the deep.
Launched in 1953, the Submariner was the first divers’ wristwatch, waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). This was the second greatest breakthrough in the technical mastery of waterproofness, following the invention of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, in 1926.
In watchmaking, the Submariner represented a historic turning point; it set the standard for divers’ watches.
Due to its thicker case design and all-green color profile, the reference 116610LV quickly earned the nickname the ‘Hulk’, among members of the Rolex collecting community.
The reference 116610LV is the only non-black, stainless steel Submariner.
‘HULK’ is not its official name given by Rolex, but its look and distinctive wrist presence quickly earned it this powerful nickname and has features such as Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum, Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date.
The ‘Hulk’ is one of the most popular watches in demand at the moment. Since its birth as replacement of the ‘Kermit’, it has gained popularity at a rate second to few.
A premium on its cost and high demand gave it a remarkable scarcity value, increasing its perceived value across the industry and amongst watch lovers and collectors globally.
The Watch Girl grabbed the opportunity to add this incredible timepiece to the family because, firstly, it’s a Rolex and it is no secret that The Watch Girl loves herself a Rolex. Secondly, they are as hard to find as hens teeth, so when the opportunity presented itself, it was a no brainer, really.
Lastly, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to hold the green beast for a while, appreciating its masculine features, and admiring its robust wrist presence before handing it over to its new owner? Being part of such a memorable occasion is what The watch Girl lives for…