Nothing lasts forever. But some things last considerably longer than others. The 1:1 Swiss replica Rolex Day-Date watches, for instance, is not a watch you will read about in a story about discontinuation on Fratello in the near future. The Air-King, however, is another story. The Air-King reference 116900 that debuted in 2016 is a polarizing watch — I’m on the “no” side when it comes to this particular model — that mixes and (mis)matches a 1940s military style with the large Arabic numerals of the Explorer. The fake watches for sale is nothing like the original reference 5500 from 1957. That watch is an understated, simple, no-nonsense beauty with a functional background. For an impressive period of 37 years, that watch remained largely unchanged.
The circle of watch life — Final approach for the replica Rolex Air-King watches
The last “real” Air-King debuted in 2007. The reference 1142XX series received some serious upgrades and reworkings, but it still remained true to the original model. The series was axed in 2014, but just two years later, a completely new Air-King debuted. The high quality Rolex replica watches was inspired by a pair of dash clocks Rolex made for the Bloodhound SSC, a rocket on wheels that was set to break the land-speed record. But it never did.
Project Bloodhound went into administration in late 2018, someone bought the car, renamed the project, then COVID-19 happened. The project got delayed, and in 2021, the rocket vehicle was put up for sale. Does this reflect on the best copy watches, made to look like the instruments in the Bloodhound? Apparently not, because Rolex continued producing the Air-King.
Still, I feel that 2022 will be the end of the perfect replica Rolex watches that looks like the instruments on a doomed rocket car. The 40mm Air King just doesn’t fit in. It’s too much of a mashup — a bulky and extravagant brother of the 36mm Explorer. But will there be a new Air-King in 2022? Maybe a reinterpretation of the legendary reference 5500? I don’t think so. The colorful Oyster Perpetual lineup looks too much like a vintage Air-King. As you may know, I wouldn’t mind a new Turn-O-Graph, and I do see room in the collection for that. But a reworked Air-King would sit too close to the OP, I fear. Not to mention the fact that Rolex has no capacity for pumping out a complete Air-King collection… But that’s another story.
The watch that must be completely anti-magnetic by now — the Milgauss
Since 2007, Milgauss has been the funkiest of all modern Rolex fake watches for sale. There are two Milgauss models in the current Rolex lineup — the reference 116400GV-0001 with its black dial and green crystal, and reference 116400GV-0002 with a blue dial and a green crystal on top. They are crazy, funky watches with a touch of magic. But, if you ask me, the magic has worn off.
A new Milgauss that harks back to the reference 1016 or 1019 would be nice, but just like a toned-down Air-King, I also don’t see a more retro-inspired Milgauss happening. But I don’t mind surprises and would love to be struck by a new “lightning bolt” come Watches and Wonders.
The circle of watch life — fake Omega Railmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm watches
Before we go any further, let me make something perfectly clear. I’m not talking about the wholesale super clone Omega Railmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer 38mm watches from the 1957 Trilogy. I’m talking about the 40mm €5,500 Railmaster models with their vertically brushed dials. Technically, this Railmaster is fully up-to-date. Inside the NAIAD-LOCK-equipped case beats the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8806, which is certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). It can also withstand magnetism of 15,000 Gauss.
You could say that the “vintage” Super-LumiNova and beige “Railmaster” text are also fully in tune with the ongoing, seemingly unslowing retro trend. But still, the Railmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm has been living a very anonymous life. It’s not as cool as the 38mm version from the 1957 Trilogy, but it’s also not as chic as 2022 replica Omega Seamaster Aquaterra watches. The Railmaster 40mm falls between two stools, so to speak, and this awkward situation can’t last.
And that’s why I think Omega will axe the Railmaster 40mm. The 38mm Railmaster stole the bigger Railmaster’s limelight. I honestly have no idea if there will be a new version that can claim its place in the hearts of consumers. At least not with the 1957 Trilogy fake watches paypal around.