Lot No. 107 (93rd Auction)
Rolex "Oyster Perpetual Milgauss, Superlative Chronometer officially certified", Case No. V081156, Ref. 116400, Cal. 3131, 40 mm, circa 2008

A gentleman's almost as new, automatic Geneva wristwatch anti-magnetic to 1000 Gauss - with original box, guarantee, operating instructions and accessories
Case: steel, screw back ref. 2380, screwed "Twinlock" winding crown, iron protective cap, steel "Oyster" fliplock bracelet. Dial: black, lightning-shaped orange seconds hand. Movm.: rotorwind movement, rhodium-plated, ground, Glucydur screw balance.

Telecommunications, aviation and aerospace industries, medical imaging, research facilities – to name but a few of the many sectors where scientists, engineers and technicians are exposed to strong magnetic fields on a regular basis. The Oyster Perpetual Milgauss has been purpose-built for these environments. Its name is a combination of "mil" (a thousand), and "gauss", (the unit of magnetic flux density, named after the German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss), and the wristwatch is resistant to a magnetic flux density of 1,000 gauss or tesla. Rolex uses its own parachrome spring and an escapement wheel made of a new paramagnetic material in the Milgauss. Ferromagnetic alloys provide the magnetic shielding protecting the movement. The Milgauss is available in steel with Oysterlock bracelet and the new Oysterlock security clasp with Easylink comfort extension system. The orange seconds hand is lightning-shaped.
The original Milgauss was mostly sold for its unusual design – not many people needed a watch with all those functions the Milgauss provided. Thus the watch was never a big seller and Rolex discontinued the production in 1986.
However, in 2007 Rolex relaunched the Milgauss with an outstanding design in three different styles: stainless steel with a white dial, stainless steel with a black dial like the watch we have here, and stainless steel with black dial and green bezel. Since its comeback the Rolex Milgauss has come to be an extremely popular luxury timekeeper.
Estimate  3,800 - 5,800 €

Price Realised  5,400 €
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