Rolex is known for breaking every watch lovers’ heart when they decide to discontinue some of their most iconic, popular watch models. The Everest reviewed the 41mm Tiffany Blue Oyster Perpetual back a few years ago and it broke our heart when we saw it missing from the Rolex website. The beloved model was released in 2020 and was quickly discontinued in 2022 along with the red and yellow dial models. Although, the Tiffany Blue color is still available in 31mm and 36mm Oyster Perpetual models. Rolex never states why they discontinue a model, but speculators often think it is to drive up the demand, and ultimately drive up the price. The price of a 41mm Tiffany Blue Oyster Perpetual has been priced as high as $60,000, which is absolutely crazy when you think about the fact when the watch was released it was only $6,150. The insane demand for this watch makes us wonder, will Rolex bring back the 41mm Tiffany Blue Oyster Perpetual or an updated version of this model?
Image from Hodinkee article Six Blue Watches That Aren't The Tiffany Blue Patek Philippe 5711
The Return of the Beloved Pepsi
The 41mm Tiffany Blue Oyster Perpetual would not be the only watch Rolex has discontinued and brought back in some capacity. They also discontinued the beloved GMT Master II Pepsi in 2008, but later brought it back in 2018. Although this was not the exact same watch that was discontinued in 2008, it has the same essence as the previous Pepsi models. I think it’s safe to say that bringing this model back made each and every watch enthusiast ecstatic.
Image from Time + Tide Article A Month on the Wrist with the Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi
The Return of the Iconic Air King
Another discontinued model that was brought back is the iconic Air King. This model has seen many changes over the years, but ultimately Rolex decided to discontinue the model in 2014. Much to everyone’s surprise, they decided to bring the model back in 2016 with a new look. This new model included a bigger case, dial design, and only one color option. This new option quickly became a very popular model among watch lovers.
Imagine from Hodinkee Article A Week on the Wrist: The 2016 Rolex Air-King Reference 116900
Will there be a return of the 41mm Tiffany Blue Oyster Perpetual?
So, the question remains- will Rolex bring back the 41mm Tiffany Blue Oyster Perpetual? And if so, will there be changes? Rolex is always keeping us on our toes and guessing, which is why they are arguably the most popular brand in the world. Rolex never fails to keep us coming back for more because of the unpredictability in the way they do things. They have got every watch collector hooked for a reason. I hope we see the 41mm Tiffany Blue Oyster Perpetual back and better than ever this year.
Image from Wrist Enthusiast Article Rolex Discontinues the 41mm Oyster Perpetual in Turquoise, I mean Tiffany, Blue. Why?
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