The Rolex Milgauss was specially designed for scientists who work close to electromagnetic fields. Scientists have long been plagued by the problem of electromagnetic interference disrupting the accuracy of their timepiece. A magnetic field of 50 to 100 gauss, which many scientists regularly encounter, is enough to put a watch’s timing out. As such, the Rolex Milgauss was designed with a shield that protects the watch’s movement from magnetic interference up to 1000 gauss.
Aesthetically, the Milgauss is similar to the Rolex Submariner, but a few twists make the Milgauss true to its scientific name. The Milgauss is recognised for its orange second hand, shaped like a lightning bolt. Its dazzling crystal is made of sapphire and comes with a distinctive green tint.
The Rolex Milgauss has a unique and fascinating history dating back to 1956. Because it was discontinued in 1988 and then revived in 2007, there are relatively few models available. Many Milgauss watches on the market are highly sought after. With its innovative features, clean lines and sleek design, the Milgauss is prized model amongst Rolex collectors.
As well as being the watch of choice for scientists, engineers, medical professionals and others, the Milgauss has widespread appeal on the basis of its unmistakable style. Available in Oystersteel, with a smooth bezel, the watch’s simple yet distinctive appearance has found it many admirers.
Powered by the 3131 calibre, the self-winding movement has a power reserve of 48 hours. The case is waterproof to 100m.
Pre-Owned Rolex Milgauss: The Scientist’s Watch
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