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In what could only be described as a shock, we’ve received word that the 40mm steel Rolex Submariner line has been discontinued.
Bethlehem Steel, PAN AM Airways, McDonald’s fries actually fried in lard, or Great Britain as an E.U. member – all institutions once thought to be impenetrable but ultimately proven to be fallible. And so it goes with the steel Rolex Submariner line. Whether we’re talking about the version with date, without date, Hulk, or black, consider your chances of finding a new one at an AD somewhere between slim and none.
Few signs were shown by the famously secretive and humble brand regarding a potential cancellation of the steel Rolex Submariner line, but perhaps the fact that these pieces didn’t receive an expected update at Baselworld 2019 should have been taken as a sign. And while we admit that we’re not extremely close to the “coronet”, a few quiet cognacs at the Trois Rois in Basel one evening during the show with a Rolex insider gave us some real, and ultimately tragic, insight.
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