ROLEX MILGAUSS REF. 1019
- Technical datas
Since 1905, Rolex has tirelessly worked to meet the demands of men of all records, exploits and various extreme activities. From the bottom of the sea to the highest mountains, watches are made to accompany adventurers in the worst possible conditions.
In 1956, Rolex designed the Milgauss at the request of CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) not to meet the demanding criteria of sportsmen and women, but rather those of engineers working near high-powered magnetic sources.
The challenge was revealed, thanks to the faraday cage, the watch was then able to withstand a thousand gauss (a magnetic induction unit created by Carl Friedrish Gauss, an 18th century mathematical genius).
This reference 1019 is the 2nd generation of Milgauss. It is the largest case manufactured by Rolex for classic watches. It measures 38 mm in diameter and is only made of stainless steel.
The magnificent dial is in brushed silver and bears the « milgauss » word always written in red, with applied stick indexes.
What also characterizes this model, is its set of hands. It does not have any name because it is unique in the Rolex production. These hands are wide and slightly tapered with luminescent material, the second hand is identified thanks to its red arrowhead.
This beautiful model is from 1973 and has its original Oyster bracelet. Its aesthetics is resolutely well designed, very technical as well as elegant and classic, very sought-after by collectors.
This Rolex Milgauss is proposed with its original box.