All good things must come to an end! And Rolex is no exception to this rule. Rolex enthusiasts have eagerly awaited to see which models the luxury watch brand would discontinue in 2023. Finally, the wait is over, and we now know which models will no longer be in production. In this blog post, we will discuss which Rolex models will be discontinued in 2023 and what that means for their pricing on the secondary market.
Why Will These Models Be Discontinued in 2023?
Rolex discontinues certain models to keep inventory fresh, as well as make room for exciting new models. Since Rolex only manufactures a certain amount of watches annually, discontinuing models is a good way to keep things interesting.
Rolex Daytona ‘John Mayer’ Ref. 116508
The Rolex Daytona Ref. 116508, known among collectors as the “John Mayer” model, was a limited edition watch released in 2019. The watch features a green dial, a gold ceramic bezel, and 18k yellow gold. Named after the famous musician John Mayer, an avid collector of watches, the watch was limited to 1,000 pieces. Therefore, it sold out within a few hours of its release!
Rolex Daytona with a Bright Blue Dial Ref. 116509
The Rolex Daytona with a Bright Blue Dial Ref. 116509 was a popular model among Rolex enthusiasts. The watch features a blue dial and a white gold case.
Rolex Milgauss Ref. 116400GV
The Rolex Milgauss Ref. 116400GV is a model designed for scientists and engineers. The watch features a green sapphire crystal, as well as the option between a teal and black dial. According to Rolex, the Milgauss is “designed to meet the demands of the scientific community working around electromagnetic fields.” Therefore, it can withstand magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss.
Rolex Cellini Moonphase Ref. 50535
The Rolex Cellini Ref. Moonphase 50535 was a model that was released in 2017. According to Rolex, the watch “features an exclusive display of the phases of the moon,” as well as a brown leather strap.
Rolex Daytona with a Meteorite Dial (116505, 116508, 116509, 116515LN, 116518LN, 116519LN)
The Rolex Daytona with a Meteorite Dial was a popular model among Rolex enthusiasts. The watch features a dial made from a meteorite that fell to Earth millions of years ago.
Rolex Datejust 41 with a Meteorite Dial (126301, 126331, 126334, 126303, 126333, 126334)
The Rolex Datejust 41 with a Meteorite Dial was a model that was released in 2019. The watch features a dial made from a meteorite that fell to Earth millions of years ago.
In conclusion, discontinuing these Rolex models will likely mean big things for the secondary market. The value of these watches is expected to increase due to their rarity, making them even more valuable to collectors and enthusiasts alike. So, if you’re lucky enough to own one of these discontinued Rolex models, kudos! You could see the value of your timepiece rise!