What Happened To Rolex Submariner 116610LV Hulk?

February 24th, 2022

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Rolex is most famous for making headlines every few months, and this time, it is again back to making a not-so-warm announcement. To everyone’s shock, Rolex has discontinued one of its most popular models, ‘The Hulk’!

The iconic Rolex Submariner 116610LV ‘Hulk’ is no more running on the Rolex website, which do not please the collectors. However, the moment the news struck the internet, the prices for the Hulk models boomed incredibly in the secondary market. The Hulk is one of those watches that enjoy a tremendous market demand. So, if you ever feel the urgency to collect some instant cash, you can quickly take a loan against Rolex to meet the need.

For anyone, who is bewildered by the news, let’s answer some flaming questions for you!

Why did Rolex decide to discontinue the ‘Hulk’?

Much like what the netizens expected, Rolex is releasing a whole new trail of Oyster Perpetual Submariner timepieces that feature a slightly bigger 41mm case, a newly designed bracelet, and a new 3235 Calibre movement.

This all comes at the cost of the most-loved Hulk!

Rolex has been introducing new and efficient movements in recent times. Just like it did with some of the Yacht-Master, Datejust & GMT-Master II models. This could be a significant reason why the luxury watch manufacturer discontinued the 116610LV.

Did Rolex discontinue the entire Submariner collection?

Amidst all the gloomy reviews and comments, we can say that Rolex decided to upgrade the lot. The Submariner catalogue will certainly benefit from the newly upgraded movement.

It is only a matter of time before Rolex hits back with a new set of watches, as was seen for the GMT-Master II or the Yacht-Master Collection.

Will Rolex Submariner ‘Hulk’ have a replacement?

Honestly, it’s too early to comment on that, but yes, if Rolex has decided to withdraw a collection and, most specifically, one of its most famed models, it indeed has a plan (keep reading). There’s a high possibility that a new design can see the dawn very soon.

Hoping that we’ve answered a few of your most inquisitive questions, there’s something which we would like to tell you.

Popularity of the Rolex ‘Hulk’

The Rolex Submariner 116610LV is surely one of the most popular and coveted Rolex models. As a result, the news of the model’s discontinuation has given birth to a lot of speculation. But did you know that all this fame and curiosity didn’t surround the model when it first debuted in 2010?

Rolex, as you know, loves the colour green, and when the Hulk came out like a bright green coloured steel watch, not everyone was pleased with the strong connection. Only in the last few years the Submariner Hulk has skyrocketed to the extent that people are going crazy to purchase one.

So, if by any chance you already own one of these exclusive timepieces, use it wisely. You can either sell it for a handsome resale value or even pawn Rolex to reliable London pawnbrokers and fetch some quick cash.

New Rolex Submariner 1266610LV Wins Over

If Rolex withdrew one, it surely made up for it with another. The New Rolex Submariner 126610LV comes with a green bezel, a black dial, and new updates. It is known as the ‘Kermit’. Even though many are disappointed that the new Submariner models do not have the Hulk outlook, Rolex seems okay.

Is the Rolex Kermit & Hulk different?

Firstly, let’s start with the name. The original Kermit was 16610LV and Hulk was 116610LV, and the New Kermit is 126610LV. Rolex does it with all of their famous watch references. They slightly change the reference numbers to indicate the changes in function and design.

Secondly, speaking of Kermit’s design, the watch had an aluminium bezel and a 40mm Oyster case. On the other hand, the Hulk came with a 40mm Super case and a ceramic bezel.

However, the Kermit & Hulk model shared the same Calibre 3135 movement and came with the label LV.

Our verdict is that Rolex didn’t discontinue the Hulk but just updated the model. However, Rolex believes that it is a ‘Discontinuation’ because the green vs black dial makes a significant difference.

Pre-Owned Hulk Popularity

Since the word discontinuation has rolled out, collectors and buyers alike are interested in getting their hands on it. As a result, the prices are quickly escalating in the pre-owned market. On today’s date, if you want to sell a pre-owned Hulk, you’ll be amazed at the resale value.

Similarly, if you’re facing some cash crisis, you can easily get a lump sum value if you pawn Rolex watch to reliable pawnbrokers London. At The Luxury Hut, you can avail of an instant loan quote for your Rolex. As reliable London pawnbrokers, the officials offer INSTANT cash loan.