How the Rolex Submariner got the Nickname “The Hulk”
In 2003, the iconic Rolex Submariner celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Swiss watchmaker commemorated the occasion by specially releasing a new Submariner model with a jet black dial and a bright green bezel. The watch earned the nickname “Kermit” after the beloved Muppet character. The “Kermit” Submariner was also the first watch to introduce the Maxi dial which includes larger hour markers than former models. Another green Rolex Submariner, nicknamed the “Hulk,” was released at Baselworld 2010. In addition to a green bezel, this Submariner features a rich green dial to match, plus a bulkier case and wider lugs that go hand in hand with its superhero moniker. The “Hulk” happens to also be the first Submariner to have a matching dial and bezel in a color other than black or blue.