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Rolex Hulk

Rolex Submariner 116610LV, popularly known as the Rolex Hulk, is one of the most iconic watches of all time. It features a stunning combination of a green bezel and a green bezel. This reminded everyone of the Marvel character, making it the first watch to get a nickname from the comics. Since its first appearance in 2010, it has always been a desired timepiece among watch collectors.

Rolex Hulk: A successor that created its own separate league

Rolex Submariner 116610LV was introduced to replace the 16610LV. The 16610LV, also known as the Kermit, was the first ever Submariner model to feature a green bezel. It was launched to celebrate 50 years of Submariner in 2003.

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With the Rolex Hulk, the company wanted to update the model with a new movement and a few minor changes here and there. However, they decided to spice things up a notch with a shiny new green dial. Who knew at the time that the Rolex community would appreciate the new design so much.

The combination of a green dial and a green bezel is a debatable decision to date. While some still think that the combination is a bit overwhelming, others love the design so much that they would even pay a high premium just to get an unworn piece.

As for the people who like the design, here are all the reasons that have made them choose a Submariner 116610LV over any other Rolex model:

  • Green dial looks class-apart
  • Improvements over previous Submariner models
  • Discontinuation made it even more desirable

Green dial looks class-apart

Rolex Submariner is one of the most coveted watches of all time, and the green dial makes it an even more worthwhile purchase. The green color used on the dial looks elegant.

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It can be said that it was a good choice that the company introduced the green dial with the 116610LV and not the 16610LV. This is due to the fact that the newer model features a Ceramic bezel instead of an aluminum one. This made the green color on the bezel a bit darker, making it look more subtle yet premium. With this, the green dial went perfectly. The combination stood out, and it was almost like Bruce Banner (the regular Submariner) switched into the “Hulk.”

It is not just the green color that makes the dial look special. The impressive part was that the green shade moved from bright green to dark green in the light. On top of that, Rolex used 18ct gold on the luminescent hour markers, which just further elevated the class of the already elegant timepiece.

Improvements over previous Submariner models

Rolex Submariner 116610 lineup brought significant improvements over the previous generation. The new lineup of Submariner came with the calibre 3135 movement that offered a power reserve of 48 hours. In 2010, this was a very impressive number.

The new Submariner model got a new oyster bracelet with a Glidelock clasp. This new bracelet allowed users to make easy adjustments without the need for any tools. Lastly, the addition of the Triplock waterproof system and the new crown guard made the watch more durable.

Discontinuation made it even more desirable

Rolex Submariner 116610LV Hulk looks apart from any other watch. It is easy to recognize on someone’s wrist, even from a distance. This has made the watch quite desirable among people who like to wear nice watches. The watch was always in demand. However, Rolex decided to discontinue the model in 2020. They did in favor of the 126610LV, which is nicknamed Rolex Starbucks.

Rolex Hulk green dial

The discontinuation made the watch even more desirable than it already was. The fact that there are only a limited number of these in the market, every watch collector wants to have at least one Hulk in their collection. This also made the prices shoot up, especially for the unworn pieces.

Rolex Hulk’s pricing: A roller coaster ride

Rolex Hulk has always been a watch in demand. But since its a Rolex, the supply has always been a bit slow-moving. So, the basic economics rule runs here. The high demand and low supply always cause prices to go up. While the retail price of the watch has been more or less consistent, it is the price in the secondary market that has shot up. Here’s what you need to understand about the pricing.

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Waitlist at the retail stores

If you are running a business or would ever want to do so, you will always want the sales to be high. In order to match the demand for your product, you will even increase sales.

However, that is not the case with Rolex. The Swiss watchmaker would rather sell fewer watches in a year than produce more watches. They would also not increase the price significantly for a watch that is in high demand. Yes, they might increase it ever so slightly but that is to keep up with the inflation.

When the Rolex Hulk was available at the retail stores, the waitlist was a minimum of 4-8 weeks. This could sometimes even be something close to 7-8 months. It all depends on how good relations you have with the Rolex AD and how much demand there is at a given point in time for a said model.

At the time of its launch, the Rolex Hulk retailed somewhere in the neighborhood of AED 31,500.

Demand in the secondary market

During its early days, the watch was not in as much demand to attract a premium on its price. From 2011 to 2017, the prices of a Rolex Hulk ranged between AED 22,000 to 32,000. But if you bought it retail and managed to hold on to it, you would have made a profit.

Due to the huge waitlists, the buyers were becoming impatient. They were willing to pay a premium just to get their hands on a Submariner 116610LV. The prices in the second-hand market started increasing in 2018, and by 2020 they skyrocketed to AED 50,000 a piece.

Discontinued model

In 2020, Rolex decided to replace the Submariner 116610LV with the 126610LV. This time the LV Submariner model got a black dial instead of a green one. This made the watch collectors desire the Rolex Hulk much more. So much so, that they were willing to pay a much higher premium now.

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The prices in the secondary market quickly came close to AED 60,000 and from there, it was all uphill. At one point, the Rolex Submariner Hulk exchanged hands for AED 107,000. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on whether you own a Hulk or not, the prices came down from there. We saw a price drop in second-hand Rolex watches in 2022, bringing down its market price to around AED 86,000.

Where can you buy a Rolex Submariner Hulk in 2022?

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Rolex has discontinued the Submariner 116610LV ‘Hulk’, which means you will not be able to get one from the retail store. So, your only option is to look in the secondary market. And for that, you have WatchMaestro. You can have a look a the catalog we have to offer on this page. In case you don’t find the piece you are looking for, you can reach out to our team and we can source one for you.

This could be your chance to get a Submariner Hulk from the secondary market. Either for a piece in your collection or for investment.

Frequently asked questions about Rolex Hulk

Why is Submariner 116610LV called the Rolex Hulk?

Rolex Submariner 116610LV features a green bezel and a green dial reminding people of "The Hulk" giving it the nickname.

Is the Rolex Hulk discontinued?

Yes, the Rolex Hulk was discontinued in 2020.

Can I buy a Rolex Hulk in Dubai?

Absolutely. You can buy a Rolex Hulk at the best price from WatchMaestro.

Is the Rolex Hulk a good investment?

Yes. As the watch is now discontinued, the demand for it is even more. Adding on to that, there are only a limited number of them available in the market. This means the Rolex Hulk will only go up in price going forward.

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