Every Watch Tells A Story: “Did I know a Rolex Hulk sold for $95,000? No, I’m very surprised” Every Watch Tells A Story: “Did I know a Rolex Hulk sold for $95,000? No, I’m very surprised”

Every Watch Tells A Story: “Did I know a Rolex Hulk sold for $95,000? No, I’m very surprised”

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Way back in the mists of time or, in fact, just six years ago, you could still randomly walk into a Rolex boutique and pick up a steel sports watch on the spot. That’s what happened to Arman in 2016. He was on holiday from Australia in Las Vegas where he saw this Rolex Submariner 116610LV winking at him from the boutique. “It was sitting in the window, so I snapped it up on the day,” he recalls of his Rolex Hulk in this latest video for Every Watch Tells A Story. “The dial, the bezel and that green just pops. And it goes with anything.”

 

 

There’s certainly a lot to like about the dial of the Hulk that changes from a bright sunburst green to a deep forest depending on the lighting – an effect that Rolex achieve by mixing gold dust into the dial paint. In summer time, the dial can seem bright green if the sun is shining. On overcast winter mornings, it can take on a dark, rich lustre instead.

Many people would say the Rolex Submariner and the Oysterflex bracelet were meant to go together. But Arman has opted to pair his Hulk on a black rubber Everest strap. It’s a message that definitely sends out more of a stealth wealth vibe and is probably a good move should you go overseas on holiday given the terrible spate of watch-related robberies.

Rolex Hulk

That’s particularly relevant for the Hulk whose value continues to climb. Originally the Rolex Submariner 116610LV retailed for $9,350 USD, but prices have since rocketed on the secondary market. A quick glance at Chrono 24 shows the watch can now sell from around $35k up to more than $90k AUD.

Hearing about just how much the cost of his watch has climbed in recent years – with one Hulk selling for $95k – Arman admits that he’s shocked. “I’m very surprised,” he says.