In recent days, a lot of new replica watches were published in our market, there are full white Seamaster, two tone golden Seamaster, Chopard Mille Miglia, etc., among these new arrivals, the most attractive model is this 116610LN Blaken special edition. It is in full black color, looks very cool, I seldom saw such black Submariner models before, especially the ones made by big factories, maybe it was the first time for our factories to replicate the Blaken models.
V9 said it is made with 904L stainless steel, while I am not sure, because its outside is black PVD coating, maybe the inner material is real 904L SS like V9 factory said, whatever, this is not important, what matters is if the black PVD coating is thick, that needs to be proven even the factory claims it is very thick. The case diameter is 40mm, case thickness is 13mm, the entire case is smoothly brushed, while on case back, there are unique engravings of BLAKEN. Black ceramic bezel is anti-clockwise uni-directional rotating, with a superlumed bezel pearl.
I like black dial very much, the red printings “BLAKEN” and red seconds hand are striking, other details are the same as basic Submariner 116610LN. Both hands and hour markers are filled with white lume coating, they have a strong and long-lasting lume light in dark conditions. About the lume color, it looks the same on hands and hour markers, not like the Datejust II replicas from some factories like GM, the lume color on hour markers is different from that on hands, even during the day. On the inner stainless steel bezel, there are full of engravings like real Rolex.
Open the case back, you will see a top clone 3135 movement inside, decorated movement plates with golden engravings like “3135” stamp. Now a lot of factories have 3135 movement, the best one is developed by Noob and VS factory, which is most reliable and stable, while many people also said that VS 3135 is better than Noob’s. However, for this Submariner with 3135 movement from V9 factory, the price is very reasonable.
By the way, the green hulk 116610LV BLAKEN is also available from V9F.