A 1956 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss wristwatch with the 6541 model was drafted to fulfill science’s demands in electromagnetic fields. The word “Milgauss” comes from a French millet, the unit for a magnetic field that means one thousand and gauss. The original Milgauss looked much like the Rolex Submariner. Because of its relatively low sales and success in the 1960s and 1970s, Milgauss remains a popular model among Rolex collectors, which is nowadays scarce. It is the first of its kind to resist magnetic fields of up to 1,000 Gaussians and had been carried in Geneva by scientists of the European Nuclear Research Organization (CERN). Its magnetic resistance comes from a shield inside the box composed of ferromagnetic alloys protecting the movement. Here are some features of Rolex Milgauss.
The Uniqueness of the Milgauss Watch
The Rolex Milgauss has been true to its science and distinctive esthetic roots through the years. This watch is identifiable at a glance with its evocative orange seconds in a hand-shaped lightning bolt–inspired by the original model–coupled with its clean lines.
When Rolex released it in 2007 on the upgraded version of the Milgauss, this green crystal marked the first in horology. It is made of synthetic sapphire that is practically scratchproof and ensures optimum reading.
History of the Milgauss Watch
The 1950s is an era when technology and science created developments that resulted in the escalation of more and more engineers and technicians exposing magnetic fields in their employed surroundings. This event affected the justification of their timepieces. As Rolex being a hero in the said problem, they created Milgauss having a magnetic shield protecting the movement which was developed to resist intervention of up to 1,000 gausses.
Years after the launching of the said watch, Rolex requested the CERN or the European Organization for Nuclear Research, scientists to examine the watch and it resulted in the confirmation from the laboratory that it is magnetic resistant. Over 60 years later today, Rolex and CERN enjoy their running partnership, continuing to share their passion for science, excellence, and rigor.
Models of the Milgauss Watch
Milgauss is a high-quality, fantastic set of timepieces. Here are some famous Milgauss models’ celebrities love to wear.
Rolex Milgauss Black Dial Green Domed Bezel
The Milgauss with reference 116400V in the black dial comprises a stainless steel case with an oyster bracelet and a Fixed domed stainless steel bezel. It is in a black dial with luminous hands and light hour markers around the outer surface. It’s a watch model with a unique past, which is distinguished by an all too popular Rolex lineup tailored for scientists.
Daniel Craig, best known for playing the James Bond role, is a certified Rolex timepiece collector and in his collections is the Rolex Milgauss in black dial and green-domed bezel. Famous personalities like Tom Hanks, Usher, and Jonah Hill are also spotted wearing this Milgauss model.
Rolex Milgauss Blue Dial Green Domed Bezel
This 40 mm Oyster Perpetual Milgauss with reference 116400GV features a luminescent Z-blue dial and a scratch-resistant green crystal sapphire providing light reflections while retaining optimum reading power. The clean lines, orange rectangles formed like a lightning bolt echo the original model, making it easy to remember.
American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady, who is not so flashy in wearing ostentatious timepieces unusual for football superstars like him, owns a simple yet professional-looking Milgauss watch in the blue dial.
Rolex Milgauss White Dial
This Rolex Milgauss in the white dial and orange light hour marker with reference 116400WSO is a playful tool for this technological wonder. This 40 mm automatic Milgauss is made up of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and stainless steel materials. It is in white dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers and its fold clasp Oyster bracelet is also made of stainless steel, and the bezel is fixed domed.
Actor, model, manufacturer, entrepreneur, and risk capitalist in the United States, Ashton Kutcher, owns a Milgauss in the white dial which is very suitable for his youthful style and fresh aura.
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel Black Dial
The automatic watch Milgauss with reference 116400BKSO in black dial with luminous hands and dial markers is made up of stainless steel in silver-tone color and a black round case back. Its stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet is also in silver-tone color and Oyster lock clasp.
The Milgauss stainless steel in the black dial is merchandised as a men’s watch but has tempted female celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, known in the entertainment and business industry.
In A Nutshell
Milgauss is the only model with a tinted crystal developed by Rolex. Given the current scarcity of stainless steel Rolex watches, Rolex Milgauss represents a significant investment. The entire range has gone from cultic classic to the mainstream, and new versions are still available at a reliable price. The service provided by the Milgauss to its users is the best reason one should avail of this timepiece.