Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Black Dial - Box & Papers
The Milgauss is one of Rolex's most underrated watches despite being one of their most functional. The model debuted in 1956 as a watch made for those working in scientific fields such as research labs, power plants, and specifically CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. These facilities often housed equipment emitting strong magnetic fields which can cause havoc with mechanical watch movements. Rolex in turn developed a watch able to resist 1,000 Gauss (hence the name). The Milgauss was produced through 1980 and evolved into the once unpopular but now highly sought after reference 1019.
In 2007, Rolex revived the Milgauss, using modern technology to improve the watch's performance and making a jump aesthetically to a larger case and the very unique lightning bolt seconds hand. The Milgauss uses the caliber 3131 movement with a hairpsring made from Parachrom, Rolex's proprietary paramagnetic material, and the watch also includes a paramagnetic shield in the caseback. The Oyster case and bracelet are formed in signature 904L stainless steel.
The example we have here is a G series with a 2019 dated warranty card from a US AD. The watch comes with the original inner and outer boxes, warranty card, card wallet, and hang tags. The watch is in excellent condition and has been seldom worn from new, with many of the original stickers remaining on the clasp, caseback and bracelet end links. Take a look at our photos and detailed description below.
Case: 40mm polished 904L stainless steel case in excellent condition with only very minor surface swirlsas shown.
Bezel: Fixed polished SS bezel in excellent condition with only very minor surface wear.
Dial/Hands: Original dial and hands free from any defects.
Crystal: Original green sapphire crystal free from any chips or scratches.
Caseback: Original SS caseback with original protective sticker still intact.
Movement: Rolex caliber 3131 automatic movement with all functions working as they should. Timekeeping is excellent.
Strap: Original oyster bracelet with Easylink in excellent condition with only minor surface swirls and comes with 12 links.
Accessories: The watch comes with the original inner and outer boxes, 2019 dated warranty card, card wallet, and hang tags.