Move over Kermit, there’s a newer, freakishly large sheriff in town. The Rolex Submariner “Hulk” has been on fire since it’s Bazelworld reveal years ago, and it’s not going to slow down any time soon. Any true watch fanatic knows – this watch is not easy to get a hold of. In our opinion, Rolex absolutely knocked it out of the park with this creative spin on the classic Submariner. If you’d like to see another rare watch in the “Marvel family”, take a look at our review of the Batman.
Rolex Submariner “Hulk”116610LV
The Hulk originally debuted in 2010 at the annual Bazelworld convention to replace the older anniversary edition Submariner introduced all the way back in 2003. The fully green dial and ceramic bezel caught classic Submariner fans off-guard at first, but the Hulk quickly gained a loyal following in the fine watch world. Green has always been a massively important color throughout the history of Rolex. The full green aesthetic of this watch takes it WAY over the top.
Because of the legendary toughness of the Submariner and the full-green color scheme, it barely took any time for this watch to get the iconic “Hulk” nickname.
The Hulk Bezel
The ceramic Bezel on the Hulk is probably it’s best feature. Older steel bezels have a tendency to get fairly scratched and worn over time. This won’t happen with the green Cerachrom bezel that Rolex has been routinely putting on their most popular watch models lately.
Cerachrom won’t scratch, fade, or get scuffed nearly as quickly as the steel used on older bezel models. Rolex also makes use of platinum for all of the markers and numbers on the bezel. Rest assured, there is a ton of awesome materials and technology packed in with this watch.
The Hulk makes use of the calibre 3135 automatic with a blue parachrom hairspring. The calling card for this workhorse of a movement is it’s durability over the years. The 3135 is well known for being able to take every day abuse better than many of its competitors.
The Case and Bracelet
The Hulk features the 40mm “super case”, which actually wears much more like a 41mm or 42mm than previous Submariner models. The case has a very strong, squared off look compared to it’s Greenie anniversary model predecessor. This watch is perfect for the guy that wants a watch size right in the middle of the spectrum.
Another great feature for the Hulk is its no-tool adjustable bracelet and the addition of a milled-clasp bracelet. The milled-clasp is a great upgrade over the old-school Oyster clasp in terms of feeling stable on the wrist. It has an extremely solid feel and a beautiful polished finish.
The Technical Specs
- Dial: Green
- Movement: Automatic 3135
- Case diameter: 40mm “Super Case”
- Water Resistance: 1000 ft
- Case Material: 904L stainless steel
- Bracelet: Milled
- No-tool adjustment
- Special Features
- Green Dial and Cerachrom bezel
- Rotating uni-directional time lapse bezel
In the market for a Greenie? be sure to check out the Rolex Submariner “Hulk”116610LV. The Cerachrom bezel makes such a huge difference in the overall look of the watch and compliments the green dial perfectly. Because it’s a Submariner, you know it’s going to be rugged and hold up to anything you throw at it!
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