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Which Rolex Models Will Be Discontinued In 2021?

Be on the right side of Rolex discontinued models for 2021 with our strategic predictions based on available information and historical decisions. Discover which Rolex models we expect to be discontinued in 2021.

Discontinued Rolex Watches For 2021

The hype and anticipation of when Rolex announces their new annual watches is brings excitement for the new watches to come and the watches that will be discontinued. There are serious implications for current Rolex owners or buyers on the waiting list for Rolex models that will be discontinued.

If you’re lucky enough to own a Rolex model that just got discontinued, enjoy a spike in the value of your watch! The feeling when the Rolex model you’re on the waitlist for get discontinued is gut wrenching. Trust me I know, it was the Hulk. Pre-owned prices on the recently discontinued hulk skyrocketed to the mid $20k and is climbing. For me it put that watch out of reach and now many of us have to get on the waitlist for new Rolex models.

Below we have compiled a list of the Rolex models that are foresee getting discontinued in 2021. Hopefully this will help all of you either hold on to these watches if you currently own them or push your local Authorized Dealer harder to get them before they’re gone.

I want to make a quick note for readers who aren’t familiar with Rolex. Just because a model / reference has been discontinued, that doesn’t mean that the collection has gone away. Example; Last year Rolex discontinued the older Submariner and replaced it with a new one. Submariners are still for sale but the legacy models will not be produced any longer.

Here Are Our Predictions For Discontinued Rolex Models In 2021

Why We Believe These Rolex Watches Will Be Discontinued

Yes, there is some thought put into the Rolex models we expect to get discontinued in 2021. This list represents improvements in production, predictive models based on marketing from Rolex, and historical discontinuations.

The most obvious is all of the models in the Rolex Explorer collection. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Explorer series so it’s just natural to expect new references for that collection. We’ve guessed what these models will look like with our Top 10 Rolex 2021 Predictions article.

An interesting model to take a look at is the Milgauss. This one can go either way. I can see Rolex updating this reference to be more appealing to more buyers or completely scrapping it to make room on the production line for more popular stainless steel sports models. The latter is the reason why we believe the Rolex Air-King will be discontinued. Essentially it will go away to improve production of different models.

This one might be the one that hurts the most. The GMT Master II collection has been very active with new releases over the last 5 years. That much movement tells me that we’ll either see two things. The Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi will be discontinued in its short run and nothing else will be added to the collection. The other is Rolex might discontinue the Pepsi to make room for the Coke! The Coke is a vintage GMT that hasn’t made its way back into modern designs. To us that move isn’t an if it’s a when.


At the end of the day these are just predictions. Forecasting what Rolex might do is difficult but based on moves we’ve see in the past, we are confident in what we’ve anticipating. We hope you’re on the best side of which Rolex models were discontinued in 2021.

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