The Rolex Submariner replica has a very cool watch in its history, but it’s not super well known to the public (compared to the Submariner 116610LV “Hulk”) and it’s the ref.16610LV. If you’re a brand new Rolex fan, you shouldn’t be You know the Rolex Submariner 16610LV, born in 2003, but you certainly know the ref.126610LV, born in 2020. The reason to compare these 2 fake Rolex Submariner watches is that they share the same nickname, “Kermit“.
In 2003, Rolex marked the 50th anniversary of the Submariner collection with the launch of the ref.16610LV. By the way, Rolex had working the Submariner models in testing in 1953. And the first Submariner watch was formally announced later that year, in September. But the first Submariner watch was not actually available for public sale until 1954. So, the correct answer is that the Replica Rolex Submariner collection was born in 1953.
The fake Rolex Submariner 16610LV was the first “Kermit” watch in history and the second Submariner “Kermit” watch is ref.126610LV was born in 2020. So there is an age difference of 17 years between these two Submariner “Kermit” watches. Moreover, between these two “Kermit” watches was born one of the most popular replica Submariner 116610LV “Hulk” watches. This is the first time a Submariner has combined a green bezel with a black dial since the original ref.16610LV “Kermit” was discontinued in 2010, and I think the approach this time around is far more subdued.
The replica Rolex Submariner 126610LV and 16610LV are available in the same colours. The black Maxi dial and white hour markers contrast with the green bezel, giving off an appearance somewhat similar to the popular children’s TV puppet, Kermit the frog. The distinctive and same characteristics of these two best Submariner replica watches are their nickname.
The “Kermit” may be an obvious choice for a moniker, but to the eyes of many, the shade of green calls to mind the deep Highland Green paint used for the famous 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the classic film “Bullitt”. So many people think “Bullitt” is a better nickname for Rolex Submariner 126610LV. Rolex doesn’t decide the nickname of a watch for everyone, so it’s up to us to decide the nickname according to our own interests, which is an interesting right for fans.
In 1959, Rolex increased the case diameter of its Submariner watches from 36mm to 40mm, a standard size that was maintained for every Rolex Submariner fake watch for decades to come. This meant that the case diameter of the Rolex Submariner 16610LV was 40mm. Until 2020, when the replica Rolex Submariner 126610LV was created, it had a case diameter of 41mm. Although they have different case sizes, they are both made of 904L stainless steel.
The bezel of both replica Rolex Submariner Kermit watches has the same color, green. Rolex has long associated this brand with the color green. Such as its green logo, boxes, hang tags. So it’s understandable that Rolex would use green in their replica Submariner watches. But the Rolex Submariner 16610LV was the first Submariner watch to use green. The second was the ref. 16610LV, and the third was the ref. 126610LV. But the bezel of the ref. 16610LV was the only one made of aluminum. The green bezel of the other two fake watches is made of ceramic. The advantage of aluminum is that it is light, cheap, and easy to replace, while the advantage of ceramic is that it is scratch-resistant and shiny.
The aluminum bezel took on a vibrant, almost Kelly green tone, in addition to its narrow old-school width. However, the green ceramic is a deep, desaturated, forest green hue. And the new bezel is much wider and more substantial presence when viewed from above.
It’s only natural that the internal movement has been upgraded over time. The ref.16610LV was equipped with the 3135 caliber. This movement is one of the brand’s oldest production movements which has 31-jewels and beats at a 28,800 vph frequency, with a 50-hour power reserve.
The powerplant inside the Rolex Submariner 41 126610LV is NO.3235 automatic movement. While the movement first appeared in the Rolex’s lineup in 2015, this is the first time the Submariner has carried it. The Caliber 3235 has a proprietary Parachrom hairspring and an innovative efficient Chronergy escapement, and can offer a robust 70-hour power reserve. There is a small crown logo in the middle of the “Swiss Made” text at 6 o’clock to signify the new movement within the ref.126610LV.
To begin with, both fake Rolex watches are fitted with a bracelet called an Oyster bracelet. Of course, both bracelets are also made of 904L stainless steel. But the Rolex Submariner 16610LV comes on a hollow link oyster bracelet. The look of the Oyster bracelet on the fake Rolex Submariner 41 126610LV is more or less the same as previous iterations, but made of solid link oyster. Also, the proportions of the bracelet have been fine-tuned to match the larger case. Finally, these two Oyster also maintains the Glidelock micro-adjusting clasp for easy comfort on a variety of wrists.
Water resistance to 300m/1000ft.
Unidirectional rotating 60-minute diving bezel.
Sapphire crystal glass.
Black dial with date indicator and cyclops at 3 o’clock
Although the first Rolex Submariner was launched several decades ago, the modern Rolex Submariner replica watch looks surprisingly alike its predecessors. The disign of the Submariner is one of the most timeless watch designs in the world. The timeless design of the Submariner watches makes this collection a unique classic. It turns out that the demand for them is large, both for earlier and modern models.