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Rolex Milgauss Watches Online

Initially launched by Rolex in the mid-1950s, Milgauss watches are still in production with the latest version of the timepiece being first presented to the world in 2007. Officially referred to as Oyster Perpetual Milgauss watches by the Swiss firm, these luxury watches were originally designed to be worn by scientists because they have some special properties that other luxury wristwatches do not. Rolex’s idea was to produce a watch that would be capable of withstanding magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gausses without malfunctioning. This accounts for its name because the ‘mil’ in Milgauss is derived from ‘mille’, the French word for one thousand. Despite this rather technical explanation of what makes a Rolex Milgauss watch stand out from others, many collectors like them simply for their aesthetic appeal rather than for their scientific functionality.

Today, the most obvious way to spot a Milgauss without a close inspection is to look at the second hand. On the majority of model variants, this is designed to look like a lightning bolt or a spark of electricity. Many of the latest versions of the timepiece – launched in 2007 – also feature a highly distinguishable green crystal. A choice of white or black dials was introduced in 1957 and very early models from this iteration may not have the lightning bolt or – if they do – they could have been retrofitted. The second generation of the Milgauss was discontinued in 1988. However, the watch was relaunched 19 years later with a new reference.