Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400. Case diameter 40mm water resistant to 100 meters. Automatic chronometer movement. White dial with applied luminous orange hour markers and luminous hands, orange outer graduated numeral markers with orange lightning second sweep. Polished steel bezel. Steel Oyster lock bracelet. The Milgauss model is a very recent re-introduction of a model originally designed in the 1950`s in response to a demand for a highly resistant watch to anti-magnetic fields. The movement is protected by an inner antimagnetic protection up to 1,000 gauss. Box and Papers dated March 2012.
The Rolex Milgauss, introduced in 1956, holds a unique place in horological history due to its exceptional resistance to magnetic fields. Originally designed for scientists, engineers, and professionals working in environments with high magnetic interference, the Milgauss featured an innovative Faraday cage shielding the movement from magnetic forces up to 1,000 gauss.
The Milgauss underwent several transformations throughout its history. The early models, like the reference 6541, featured lightning bolt-shaped seconds hands and a distinctive honeycomb-patterned dial. In the 1960s, the reference 1019 simplified the design with a smooth bezel and more conventional aesthetics.
After a hiatus, Rolex revived the Milgauss line in 2007 with the reference 116400. This modern iteration retained the antimagnetic properties while introducing a contemporary design with a unique green-tinted sapphire crystal and an orange seconds hand reminiscent of the original lightning bolt design.
The Rolex Milgauss has continued to be a symbol of technological innovation within the brand’s lineup. Its history showcases Rolex’s dedication to addressing specific professional needs while maintaining a timeless elegance. The Milgauss remains a distinctive choice for those seeking a blend of scientific precision and classic Rolex design.
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