We like a splash of colour here at Armour Winston, and the newest version of the Rolex Milgauss is so vibrant. Choose between an electric blue or black dial with an orange lightning-bolt-shaped seconds hand. The Rolex Milgauss (ref.116400GV) timepiece will look stunning on your wrist this summer!
In the 1950’s Rolex introduced the Milgauss 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. During this time (that we now call the technology and information revolution) many scientists who worked in power plants, medical facilities, and research labs were exposed to much higher magnetic fields. We have talked previously about the many Rolex watches created specifically for sportsmen and adventurers, like the Submariner for deep sea divers. However Rolex also created watches for professionals, such as scientists. In 1956 the mechanism was developed capable of supporting 1,000 gauss. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss ref.6541 was born. At the time, the Milgauss was the official watch of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland.
The first Milgauss was very similar in appearance to the Rolex Submariner, which was an extremely popular design for Rolex. The original Milgauss had an orange lightning bolt second hand, which still is one of the most recognisable features of the model. The history of the Milgauss is quite short to many of Rolex models, as there has not been many huge alterations. The Milguass 6541 was modified in the 1960’s (ref.1019), but little was changed. The 1019 had an option of a black or silver dial. Despite this, the Milgauss line was actually discontinued in 1988. It was not until 2007 that Rolex decided to revamp this magnificent model. There were three versions of the new model ref.116400. A black or white dial and the GV Anniversary model (Glace Verte), which featured a black dial.
The latest model was released in 2014, launched at the Baselworld Watch Extravaganza in Switzerland. 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 dial gives it a very stylish Seventies feel. Even more so with the orange lightning bolt second hand!
As well as looking stunning on the wrist, the newest Milgauss is still perfect as "the scientists" watch! The case of this timepiece is made from a solid block of 904L steel. Combined with the Rolex Oyster bracelet, it is extremely durable and secure. The Oyster Perpetual Milgauss has a mechanism called Caliber 3131, which is a a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It incorporates the latest technology to ensure exceptional resistance to magnetic fields.
Lastly, celebrities do like to show off their Rolex timepieces, and many have opted for the Milgauss. Orlando Bloom, Usher and Daniel Craig have all been seen wearing this stunning model!
We currently have a Rolex 116400 white dial Milgauss watch in excellent condition. This will look perfect on your wrist this summer! We also have many other stand-out watches for this season - you can view all our Rolex watches online here...