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Rolex is a Swiss luxury watch brand whose name echoes in the watch industry.
By KAWANO · JANUARY 21, 2020
Rolex is a Swiss luxury watch brand whose name echoes in the watch industry. Except the most famous one Daytona, Submariner, a deep-sea diving watch, has enjoyed a good reputation among the world.
In this article, we will introduce Green Rolex Submariner to you to find out the reason why this model has attracted so many people. If you are interested in sports collections, please donft miss it.
What is Rolex Submariner?
Antique Submariner made in 1965 (Ref. 5513) with a long history is a valuable model among the watches.
First, letfs review the history of Rolex Submariner. Comparing to other models, the history of Submariner is much longer. The first Submariner was introduced to the public in 1954 (In the same year, Rolex Explorer went into production).
Although other modern diving watch models have been released in recent years, the price of Submariner is abnormally high, which shows its popularity.
As a diving watch, the feature of Submariner is its high waterproofness as well as reverse rotation mechanism.
The design of Rolex Submariner emphasizes the practicability that is suitable for any occasion regardless of private or business ones.
What is Green Rolex Submariner?
Among the popular Submariner models, the most attractive one is Green Rolex Submariner.
In 2003, Rolex celebrated the Submarinerfs 50th anniversary by launching the Green Rolex Submariner model.
As is known, green is the corporate identity color of Rolex, the green bezel shows its iconic presence.
Additionally, in the Rolex submariner models, watches are named based on their colors such as Red Sub, Blue Sub and Green Sub which we introduced to you today (Normal Submariner is black).
Currently, there are 2 models in Green Rolex Submariner. Letfs see their characteristics.
Rolex Submariner Date Ref.16610LV
Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV, which is a derivative of Rolex Submariner Date 16610, was introduced in Baselworld 2003, known as eGreen Subf.
The letters eLVf after the five-digit serial number means eLunette Vertf in French, which is the meaning of green bezel.
At first, only limited models could be named in letters, but from the next-generation models with ceramic bezels, letters have been added to the end of the numbers regardless of the colors of the bezels.
The case size, automatic movement Cal.3135 chronometer and other specifications are the same as Rolex Submariner Data 16610, but there are some special parts in this model. One of the special parts is reverse rotating bezel with the corporate color green.
The anti-reverse bezel has rare points and it seems that some of the early models produced between 2003 and 2004 have light green bezels (also known as lime bezel).
However, it becomes difficult to judge the lime bezel because the bezel fades depending on the environment.
Whatfs more, another rare point is that those earlier models with e40f on the bezel have a font that is different from later ones.
Left: The climax of 4 is trapezoidal and wide. / Right: The shape of 4 is sharper in later models.
The climax of 4 in earlier models is trapezoidal and wide while the later ones are much sharper.
It is easy to distinguish, and we call this part eFlat 4f.
The dial is partially different from Rolex Submariner Date 16610 as well.
One of the differences is that the hands and indexes installed in Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV are bigger and it becomes more visible.
Moreover, eSwiss Madef notation at 6 ofclock is another rare point (Please see below).
Left: Big size, the notation of eSwiss Madef protrudes between the minute index 28 and 32.
Right: eSwiss Madef fits in the minute index 28 and 32.
Here are big Switzerland and small Switzerland.
Big Swiss is outside the minute 28 and 32 while Small Swiss is within 28 and 32.
The combination of eFlat 4f, eBig Swissf and eLime Bezelf is recognized as Mark 1 by Rolex fans.
Besides, like other Rolex sports models, the words eRolexf has been engraved on the dial circumference since 2007.
Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV was produced from 2003 to 2010.
Initially, it was thought to be a short period or to be over for this generation, but due to the market demand, Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV, the successor model, was launched.
According to the principles, Rolex sports models will be premiered from the end of production. Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV is regarded as premium models without exception.
Rolex Submariner Date Ref.116610LV
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV (Lunette Noir=Black Bezel)fs new model eGreen Subf appeared in Baselworld in 2010 with full model changing.
This model appears as a variation instead of an added model of Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV, the differences are the colors of the dial and the bezel as well as the price which is 40,000 JPY higher.
Although the automatic movement is the same as Cal.3135 chronometer, magnetic and impact resistance have been improved with the adoption of para chrome balance spring.
In addition, not only Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres(COSC) but also Superlative Chronometer set by Rolex in 2015 has tested that the accuracy of the movement has an average daily difference between +2 and -2 seconds.
Green color reverse rotating bezel inherited from Ref.16610LV has evolved into ceramic(ceracromium).
Ceramics with excellent corrosion resistance cannot be scratched and fade.
The movement of the bezel also becomes a ticking movement, improving the sense of quality. Also, a platinum coating is engraved.
One of the big topics in changes is the evolution of bracelets.
To adjust the length of the bracelet without any tools, eglide lock extensionf is installed. The length of the bracelet is from 2mm to 20mm.
Another characteristic of Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV is that the shape of the case(especially the lugs) and the crown have become tough.
Reviews from Customers
Although Green Sub is very popular in our shop, someone may wonder why it always has a population. To understand this question, we had interviews with our customers who bought Green Sub.
First, letfs see the reviews of Ref.16610LV.
I bought my first Rolex watch Explorer1 but I canft control myself to buy Green Sub from Jackroad.
Before purchase, I wondered whether to buy Submariner None-date or Green Sub. But I love green and donft want to wear it before people so I bought a green sub. The green sub can be worn at any time whether you put on suits or not. I feel very happy every day after I see the watch.
I purchased it when it was at the bottom price. At that time, I was confused about which non-date and loresium is better. I chose Green Sub because I like the green bezel.
I was worried that green may be too flashy but when receiving the watch, I changed my mind and was satisfied.
This is the first mechanical watch I bought so I will be careful with it.
This year I am 30 years old so as a reward, I purchase a luxury watch to myself. The bezel in Rolex corporate color is unique. Whatfs more, Ifm satisfied with the cool feeling that Rolex brought to me. As people usually choose the black one, to make a difference, I chose the perfect green one.
I have worn Submariner Date for more than 10 years but this time I replaced it with Green Submariner from Jackroad in the exchange rate and reduction price.
It looks lighter than the picture, which I think itfs suitable to suits or blazer.
Additionally, the staff was very polite and helped me adjust the belt. The accessories and the guidebook were also included.
The color of the bezel is a hot topic. The green one I purchased is not deep green but a fresh green which makes me think about young leaves in spring. But if you are worried about it, I recommend you to check it in the store. I heard that itfs too casual but surprisingly it fits my suits.
Next, reviews about Ref.116610LV as followed.
Satisfied with it.
It was a bit expensive shopping but this is the second Rolex watch I have owned. At first, I thought it was too flashy but I feel good to wear it. There is no doubt that it matches suits.iBut itfs just my opinion as the environment of a company is differentj
Because it was a parallel thing, there is no need to say the price is lower than its list price. I will take care of my watch.
Although Ifm not young, I still think itfs suitable for man. God also said itfs very cool.
I purchased it for everyday use and business. It is much more luxurious than the previous model.
Though there are some comments that it was too noticeable for the business but I think itfs okay. It is the best corporation with suits.
Because it was imported to Japan, the price is about 100,000 JPY lower than the list price.
The best shopping experience I have met, especially the green color.
Hulk is the best.
I love the green dial because it changes with the lights.
The value is also very high.
I will use it carefully.
To conclude, numberless people have been attracted by the green color because it is suitable in any occasion. People who are the first time to purchase a mechanical watch or who have bought more than 2 Rolex watches, Green Sub has gained the support of a wide range of people.
Rumors: Will the price be higher?
There are some rumors that models including Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV will change after 10 years. The reason is that Sea-Dweller Deep Sea remodeled in 2018 and Datejust 36 also existed.
Itfs not surprising that the movement in Sea-Dweller Deep Sea and Datejust has evolved into the new movement Cal.3235 quickly and the new model will be likely produced in the 10the anniversary of the milestone.
Will it be a full model change or will Rolex stop the production of the green sub?
If the production of the green sub is over, it is clear that the price will rise so far like Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV.
The answer will be clear at Baselworld 2020 (held from April 30, 2020 to May 5, 2020)
What do you think about the green sub?
Compared to a certain period, the price soared slightly but the value is still high.
Of course, itfs perfect for everyday use but the high asset value is also an attractive point.
In our shop, there are a lot of Rolex watches and other luxury brand watches including the green sub. Why not take this opportunity to find your own one?> > Rolex Submariner