Rolex Milgauss: a watch to wear in the sunshine!

Black dial Milgauss

The summer has arrived, so we think a colourful watch is definitely required! We currently have a stunning Rolex 116400GV black dial Milgauss in store. One of the most recognisable features of the Milgauss is its striking orange lightning-bolt shaped seconds hand. Let’s have a look into the latest edition of this luxury timepiece.

Rolex introduced the Milgauss In the 1950’s with the aim of creating a mechanical timepiece able to withstand strong magnetic fields. The reliability and precision of a watch can be affected by a magnetic field of 50 to 100 gauss. Many scientists during this time worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs, and therefore were exposed to much higher magnetic fields. Rolex began to create watches for professionals, such as scientists and in 1956 the mechanism was developed capable of supporting 1,000 gauss. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss ref.6541 was introduced. At the time, the Milgauss was the official watch of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland.

z blue

The first Milgauss was very similar in appearance to the Rolex Submariner, which was (as still is) an extremely popular design for Rolex. The Submariner was known for its resistance to water but not magnetism. However just like the Submariner, the Milgauss was presented in an Oyster steel case and was made to be a sports watch. The history of the Milgauss is quite short in comparison to many Rolex models, as there has not been many huge alterations. The 1019 had an option of a black or silver dial, but it wasn’t until 2007 that Rolex decided to revamp this stunning model.

The latest model was released in 2014, launched at Baselworld in Switzerland. We love that there is the option between the striking Z Blue edition and the stylish black. The green sapphire crystal, which was developed in 2007 by Rolex, is fade-proof and available exclusively on the Milgauss. The 116400GV has an iconic light green shade, and now combined with the blue or black dials works perfectly. The orange lightening bolt really stands out and would look perfect on the wrist in the sunshine. We have spotted some people changing the strap to a bright colour for the summer too, which looks brilliant!


Why not have a look at the Rolex Milgauss we have available now. If you would prefer a blue dial, you can keep an eye out on our website or feel free to contact us to let us know your interest.