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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 116610LV
    Case No: 389L25F9
    Model Name: Submariner, “Hulk”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    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 Serkos, Greece dated 12th October 2017, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, hang tags, Baselworld 2010 catalogue, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Submariner ref. 116610LV is a bold and dynamic wristwatch dominated by its scratch-resistant green Cerachrom bezel and matching sunburst dial. The green hues present in the dial's subtle sunburst grain pattern morph in its three-dimensionality when inspected under direct light, crowned by Rolex as “green gold” upon its launch.

    Released in 2010, the model replaced the 50th anniversary reference 16610LV, (for reference please see previous lot) also known as the “Kermit”. While similar in overall design and build, the “Hulk” features a robust case with broader lugs and glidelock features to allow the wearer to make the necessary adjustments on the wrist with ease.

    Highly sought-after in the market, the reference was discontinued in 2020 and made way for its new ref. 126610LV with a black dial. The present example Rolex ref. 116610LV from circa 2017 is offered in “new-old-stock” condition and is complete with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    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, attractive and “new-old-stock” stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2017
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$90,000 - 180,000 
€11,700-23,500
$11,500-23,100

Sold for HK$214,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)