Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 116610LV
    Case No: 67'E5A'900
    Model Name: Submariner "Hulk"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 235 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Garantie International dated 30 March 2012, service guarantee dated 25 July, 2019, wallet, product literature, numbered hang tag, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is incredible how a change of color can both drastically change the look of the watch and yet remain immediately recognizable.

    Since its creation in the 1950s the stainless steel Rolex Submariner had always been offered with a black dial and black bezel. To celebrate the Submariner’s 50th anniversary in 2003, in a bold move, Rolex introduced a stainless steel model with a green bezel which was replaced in 2010 by the present ref 116610LV that features not only an updated green Cerachrom bezel but also a green dial giving the watch its “Hulk” nickname in tribute to the green superhero.

    In absolutely superb condition this extremely hard to find model is everything one can expect from a Rolex Submariner and even more thanks to its unusual and elegant color scheme.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 116610LV
A fine and attractive stainless steel diver’s automatic wristwatch with date, center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF7,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF17,640

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020