Gent’s stainless steel Rolex Milgauss, ref.: 116400GV. Automatic / self-winding chronometer movement, cal.: 3131. Complete with original box and paperwork, dated 2014. Refurbished in 2018.
Most mechanical wristwatches will experience extreme fluctuations in accuracy when exposed to levels of magnetism above 50-100 Gauss. In the early 1950s, the golden era of scientific discovery was starting to gather pace and, in 1954, Rolex decided to capture this emerging market by releasing a watch for scientists which could resist magnetic fields of up to 1000 Gauss. Although the Milgauss initially received a slightly underwhelming reception and was discontinued for a number of years, it started to gather a cult following and became one of the more sought-after Rolexes, due to its rarity. In response to heightened interest in the Milgauss, Rolex released an updated version with the iconic lightning bolt seconds hand in 2007 and the watch has continued to grow in popularity ever since. If you’d like a Rolex but are looking for something a little different from the norm, a watch worn by the world’s pre-eminent scientists at the Large Hadron Collider may well be the perfect watch for you.
This gent’s Rolex Milgauss has a 40mm polished stainless steel ‘Oystersteel™’ case, smooth bezel, screw-down crown and caseback, green-tinted sapphire crystal glass and is water resistant to 100m. It features a black dial with luminous white and orange baton markers, orange 5-minute numerical indices and an orange lightning bolt seconds hand. The watch is powered by a Rolex chronometer-certified automatic / self-winding movement, calibre 3131, and is fitted to a stainless steel Oyster bracelet with folding clasp and Easylink adjustment. This watch underwent a full refurb in 2018 and comes complete with original box and paperwork, dated 2014.