The Rolex Submariner is one of the most recognizable and popular watches in the world, and like most Rolexes, needs no introduction. First created in the 1950s and with evolution rather than revolution in mind, the Submariner has endured until today with its design language still largely intact.
The Submariner 116610 was introduced in 2010 and replaced the 16610 which had been in production for nearly 2 decades. This was, a relatively huge change in the Submariner design language with a beefier brand new stainless steel case, maintaining its size at 40mm but with thicker lugs, a new bracelet, and of course, the ceramic ‘Cerachrom’ bezel.
On the wrist, the 116610LV has a very muscular presence, with a nice overall heft. Despite this, I am very glad Rolex stuck to the 40mm sizing as anything above this would be, in my opinion, too much. There is not much that needs to be said as everybody knows about the Sub- it is the do-all watch and can be used for pretty much anything. The Ref. 116610LN was discontinued in 2020 and replaced with the current 126610LN reference.