Nicely, we’ve got all had a fairly tough 2020. In case you are a watch man by and thru, your yr was kinda going tremendous crummy up till September 1, 2020 when Rolex determined to get everybody’s spirits up by dropping a ton of recent watches and updating some of the classic Rolex collections.
For us right here at Everest, one mannequin specifically has all the time been high of thoughts, the Rolex Submariner. It’s the quintessential dive watch and has turn into the enduring Rolex that all of us need to have. Over the previous few years, one reference significantly has turn into the one which has been extremely fascinating: the 116610LV – the HULK!
This inexperienced beast for years was uncared for and even at instances was offered at a reduction at Rolex Approved Sellers that had hassle promoting them. The distinctive inexperienced bezel and sunburst inexperienced dial took a while to be liked by the Rolex group. Nonetheless, within the final twenty 4 months, this Submariner variant has turn into perhaps the most popular watch Rolex provided. The second hand market had them promoting at a premium of 50% over MSRP and only recently they’ve skyrocketed to greater than double MSRP.
Why do you ask? In all probability as a result of its imminent dying was predicted years in the past. Initially the LV (Lunette Verte, which implies inexperienced bezel in French) was imagined to be a decreased manufacturing mannequin to commemorate the Rolex Submariner’s 50th anniversary. Rolex determined that they might simply hold producing it for the following seventeen years (as a result of there may be the proper means, the fallacious means and the Rolex means, proper?!?!)
Now that the previous king is gone, allow us to discover out what’s totally different in regards to the new king, the 126610LV. First, the dial has gone from a sunburst inexperienced, again to a lacquer black. I say again to black as a result of 16610LV (the Kermit) being this coloration mixture. This was truthfully a fairly daring transfer, for the reason that sunburst inexperienced dial took some critical time to be warmed as much as by most people. I’ve all the time needed a hulk however for some cause by no means pulled the proverbial set off.
The unique all black Rolex Submariner screamed “purchase me” in all its variants although and now that it has a black dial and inexperienced bezel, I’m throughout it. Different additions that we will see is that the dial is ever so barely bigger than its predecessor, and naturally, Rolex has begun labeling the six o’clock portion of the dial with “Swiss ♛ Made.” This transformation in textual content has been on all the brand new Rolex fashions with the 3235 actions. We guessed these modifications precisely in our prediction article here.
Shifting outward from the dial, we’ve got the inexperienced ceramic. It has been confirmed that the inexperienced on the ceramic is definitely the identical coloration because the hulk. The dimensions of the insert has most probably modified as a result of minor enhance within the total watch dimension.
Individuals made a giant deal in regards to the new sub being “41mm,” however we’ve got come to seek out out that the earlier era’s case dimension was 40.2 mm, and the brand new era is 40.9 mm (this information is from an Approved Rolex Supplier). We did come to seek out out the scale, aside from the width of the watch, are an identical. Case thickness, lug to lug, and many others. are the identical. So, the brand new sub ought to put on extraordinarily comparable as soon as on the wrist. I’d say the 21mm large lug width on the bracelet will make it a lot more durable to seek out any straps that match the watch…besides after all we’ll have them here 🙂
From the aspect of some other actual variations with the outside of the watch, we will level out a number of nuisances resembling lug form and bracelet width. We will likely be digging additional into the variations as soon as we’re in a position to do a real comparability nose to nose with every mannequin. We hope to have a completely up to date Rolex Submariner comparability coming quickly. Keep tuned to get extra hands-on particulars of the fashions within the coming weeks.