Rolex - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: 116610LV
    Case No: M2’030’2D7
    Model Name: Submariner “Hulk”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex International Guarantee card dated 2 March, 2021, green leather Rolex presentation box, Rolex hang tag, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex first introduced the Submariner in 1954 with the references 6200 and 6204, and over the ensuing decades the model has undergone numerous changes from the addition of a date window in 1967 with the reference 1680. It further evolved with the use of more efficient calibers and case design changes with the addition of crown guards, however its DNA has remained unmistakable over the last 68 years whether in a vintage 37mm or modern 40mm diameter case. As a celebration of the Submariner’s 50th anniversary in 2003, Rolex released for the first time a new, bold, and charismatic model with green bezel, and black “maxi-dial”. Affectionally known by collectors as the “Kermit”, it became a collectors’ favourite.

    In 2010, Rolex introduced a new Submariner with green Cerachrom bezel, and green sunburst dial. The hues present in the dial's subtle sunburst grain pattern morph in its three-dimensionality when inspected under direct light, and crowned by Rolex as “green gold” upon its launch. The case design featured a robust case with broader lugs, and came to be known by collectors as the “Hulk”.

    In absolutely superb, unworn condition this hard-to-find, “brand new” model is offered with all of its accessories, and is sure to be sought after by the most demanding watch connoisseurs.

  • 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 brand new and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date, green Cerachrom bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $35,280

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022