Rolex - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 116610LV
    Case No: 5K586819
    Model Name: Submariner “Hulk”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Emperor Watch Singapore dated 15th July 2015, 3 additional links, instruction manual, product literature, purchase invoice, leather card holder, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The Rolex Submariner ref. 116610LV is a must-have timepiece that holds an iconic status in any collection. It is distinguished by its durable green Cerachrom bezel, resistant to scratches, and complemented by a sunburst dial in a matching sheen. The vibrant luster of the green dial brings depth to an otherwise understated canvas, paying homage to Rolex's signature color.

    - Introduced in 2010, the "Hulk" model succeeded the 50th Anniversary reference 16610LV, also known as the "Kermit". While sharing a similar overall design and construction, the "Kermit" featured an aluminum bezel insert that was prone to easy scratching.

    - Highly sought after in the market, the reference was discontinued in 2020, making its way for the newer "Starbucks" ref. 126610LV with a black dial. As there are currently no green dial submariners available in the Rolex lineup, the ref. 116610LV presents an opportunity for collectors who missed the chance to purchase from the boutique.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

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

Circa 2015
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$139,700

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024