Designed to resist magnetic interference of up to 1,000 gauss, the Rolex Milgauss was launched in 1956. The new generation, introduced in 2007, features an orange seconds hand shaped like a lightning bolt, inspired by the original model. The anniversary version of the watch also features a unique green sapphire crystal, a novelty in watchmaking.
A SPECIAL OYSTER CASE
The Milgauss’ first line of defence is the magnetic shield inside its Oyster case. Engineered using ferromagnetic alloys, it encases and protects the movement from magnetisation and disruption. The watch’s second line of defence is in the movement itself. Its key components, the oscillator and the escapement, are engineered using pioneering paramagnetic materials - preserving the watch’s precision and chronometric performance.
The Milgauss has evolved continuously while remaining faithful to its heritage – creating a unique identity that continues to evoke the scientific world. The watch, which encompasses Rolex’s technological and watchmaking expertise, was originally created for professionals working in industries particularly exposed to magnetic fields. As a result of its technological sophistication, the Rolex Milgauss is known as the watch worn by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva.
Like all Rolex watches, each Rolex Milgauss is fitted with a COSC-certified chronometer – a successfully and thoroughly tested self-winding mechanical movement – and is certified to perform at a superlative level as a fully assembled watch. The superlative certification assessment conditions exclusive to Rolex exceed those of watchmaking norms and simulate real-life watch wearing, giving a more representative experience to guarantee performance on the wrist.
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