The Rolex Submariner 16610 vs Rolex Submariner 116610LN Ceramic this a comparision of the old vs the new. Rolex updated the Rolex 16610 around 2010 to the refined 116610LN Ceramic, initially I was not a big fan of the new Submariner Ceramic always loved the standard Sub. Over time it grew on me then once I purchased realized was a great watch better than the older model in every way.
The two models side by side both 40mm in case size but the shoulders are bigger on Sub C so makes the watch feel and look bigger ascetically on the wrist. The most distinct change is the move from steel bezel insert to Ceramic bezel insert as Ceramic is a lot tougher material too scratch. The other little change was luminova on the hour plots to blue from Green.
The Sub C has the same 3135 movement as the older which can see a new model hitting Basel in the near future as they upgraded most other models Datejust 41mm, Sea dweller 4000, Daydate 40mm with the Calibre 3235 so only matter of time ……. The 3235 movement has 70 hours power reserve with cosc rating of -2/+2 which is New Rolex superlative chronometer rating that Rolex introduced around 2015.
The bracelet they have revamped its the new Oyster glide lock system its so easy to adjust the strap to go over your divers suit or if you needed to micro adjust for the wrist. Overall the Sub C is so much robust than the older Submariner it is near perfect I do Loves Submariners in generally but the choice now would be the Sub C.
I have had plenty of the Older Submariners in the past and prefer the Sub C but in the Rolex Submariner LV versions its the kermit that be my choice to have, very collectible and sought after now. Rolex Submariners have been going for over 60 years so we can safely say tried and tested model from Rolex.
The unfortunate news is that Rolex is cutting production on steel models so all steel Rolex become hard to obtain from authorized Rolex Dealers in the UK which makes it hard for all the Rolex lovers.
Hands on with Rolex Submariner Hulk 116610LV, this watch is the newer version to the 50th Anniversary Rolex Submariner 16610LV that was launched 2003 a truly classic piece which is in a previous post you can click on link above. This version is the totally been transformed to the previous model and is loved now in my opinion, took me a while to get with the changes to ceramic bezel, green dial and bezel, new glide lock bracelet etc…
The “Hulk” its nick name for obvious reasons the green dial green bezel is stunning and the dial contrasts in different angles from dark green to light green as picture below.
The green ceramic bezel works well hard wearing very difficult to scratch of mark, the case size is still 40mm but the shoulders have got wider and longer which gives the watch slightly bigger appearance on the wrist. The one mod I liked by Rolex was if you look at the dial face on it appears black like the older Lv. The watch is Cosc rated to depth of 300 metres as it should for professional divers piece with long standing history.
The bracelet glide lock system has been totally re-designed a lot more robust and easy to move the strap to fit you wrist as the old one was a little fiddly.
The watch retains the big hour plot markers and big hour hand overall a great piece by Rolex lovers all over the world. Gets my vote!
The wrist shot!
Here is a short video on the 5 Hublot watches at Basel 2017 that took a little bit of the lime light in design. They never disappoint in outrageous style and class more than likely very very expensive!!
As the title says talking watches with car / watch collector Phil Toledano by Hodinkee
As the title says hands on with the new Rolex Daytona 116500LN Ceramic bezel or as Rolex say Cerachrom Bezel. This watch becoming the hardest piece on the planet to own, it has become a phenomena with waiting lists at 5 years for the white dial and fetching over RRP money to buy shocking. I would love to own one but proving difficult to own this beast, Watch Collectors everywhere want the New Daytona. Click on the link below for a full review by Hodinkee.