Around the world, luxury timepiece connoisseurs and the less horologically educated alike are well aware of Swiss watch manufacturer Rolex's horological pedigree. Since the early twentieth century, the name Rolex has been synonymous with expert timepiece engineering. Many Rolex watches exhibit a tremendously classic aesthetic, but there are perhaps none as timeless as those in the company's Milgauss collection.
Designed by Rolex in the 1950s specifically to meet the demands of the scientific community, timepieces in the Milgauss collection are capable of withstanding magnetic forces of up to 1,000 gauss, a truly rare quality in a timepiece. All timepieces in the Milgauss series feature 40-millimeter cases of polished 904L stainless steel machined in Rolex's famous oyster design. Dials are available in either black or white and feature Rolex's iconic thick, rectangular indices in place of numerals. The Rolex icon and logo sit at 12 o'clock in place of an index. Long, luminous hours, minutes and seconds hands make for quick, accurate time readings, even in low-light conditions. All versions of the Milgauss feature a scratch-resistant, anti-glare sapphire crystal, but the crystal on one version sports a green tint. All versions of the watch are water resistant to 300 feet. A sturdy, hassle-free stainless steel bracelet featuring both brushed and polished versions of the metal completes the look.
Powering the Milgauss is Rolex's famous, precision-engineered and manufactured COSC-certified automatic movement, guaranteed to remain accurate over generations of non-stop use. A Parachron hairspring is central to the function of this fine timepiece, bestowing upon it much of the magnetic protection for which the watch is so sought after. A screw-down stainless steel crown provides a trouble-free means of adjusting the time.