3 Rolex watches to get off the shelves in 2022

We humans have witnessed and embraced unprecedented changes over the past couple of months. But one thing that is not so unprecedented is Rolex discontinuing some of its most sought after models to retain their popularity in the watch world. But before we reveal to you the top 3 Rolex models most likely to not make it to the end of 2022, shall we give you a spoiler?

Rolex watches to not see again in 2022

Okay, let’s just say that if you already own a Rolex watch piece whose name is there below, it’s truly a very ‘HAPPY’ New Year for you! Why?

The moment people come to know that a specific model might get discontinued, the urge to buy it increases tenfold! (Human Psychology, you see). All the watches named below are currently facing scarcity in the market, which means people, especially watch collectors and enthusiasts are willing to pay some impressive figures to own one! You can now sell Rolex at an attractive price. So watch out, folks!

Top 3 Rolex watches likely to get discontinued in 2022

1. Rolex Daytona Ref.116508

You probably saw this coming, right? And, we aren’t surprised. Given the amount of hype this specific model has received in the past year, it only makes sense if Rolex decided to discontinue it in the coming months. The Rolex Daytona ‘John Mayer’ Ref. 116508 first came out at Baselworld 2016 along with its white gold sibling Ref.116509. When the models had first hit the market, it was relatively easy to pick one. But things changed dramatically when John Mayer mentioned the timepiece’s name in Talking Watches, after which people jumped to buy the Ref.116508!

The year 2022 marks the 6th year for this particular model in the Daytona Collection. So, if Rolex chooses to discontinue it, it will shatter numerous hearts, and we do not complain. The Ref.116508 is a gorgeous looking green dial 40mm Oyster case watch that looks stunning in its sheen. It’s a solid gold Rolex in which the rich green amplifies the striking character of the timepiece. It’s only a matter of time till we find out if Rolex will discontinue it.

2. Rolex Air-King Ref.116900

The Air-King Ref.116900 also saw its dawn at Baselworld 2016 and has received mixed reactions and opinions so far. Some love the weird mix of elements in the watch, while some are over the old-school attributes. The main point of concern for Ref.116900 is the abstract dial design that combines elements from the Explorer with a pair of cockpit instruments that Rolex made in 2006 for the Bloodhound SSC project. However, in 2018 the Bloodhound SSC project was rebranded into Bloodhound LSR, with no trace of Rolex.

So, it’s high time that Rolex gets over the absurd old elements too. However, if you put aside the aesthetic quotient, the model offers a lot of functionality. For instance, it’s anti-magnetic! It’s not a very Rolex-type watch but something unique in its way. What do you think?

3. Rolex Milgauss Ref.116400GV

When speaking of another oddball in the Rolex catalogue, the Rolex Milgauss is the next to hit the list. Even though many are unhappy with the watch’s outlook, we think it’s cool! The first Milgauss came out in 1954 for the scientists who worked under severe electromagnetic conditions. They needed a watch that could withstand the strong magnetism, and hence, Rolex created Milgauss. The Ref.116400GV has been in production since 2007, and we think it’s time that Rolex should either upgrade or simply remove the reference from the collection.

It’s a versatile watch with various functionalities, all packed in a 40mm stainless steel case characterised by a two-part inner case produced from two ferromagnetic metals. The metals shield the watch from the strong magnetic fields. Be pleased if you own a version in either a Z-blue dial or a black dial.

These Rolex watches are at an all-time high demand in the pre-owned market. Sell Rolex watches to reliable watch buyers in London, and you’ll be surprised at the maddening craze amongst the watch fanatics!


2022 has just started, and we will have to wait to find out what precisely happens with the Rolex watches mentioned above. Will Rolex discontinue them or treat fans with new upgraded versions? Most likely, we will get our answers soon. Till then, you can either choose to flaunt it on your wrist or sell Rolex watches for some quick cash. The decision is yours, my friend!

Also Read: 4 Most Popular Discontinued Rolex Models


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