Rolex Millgauss Honoring science since 1956 & a Roll call

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 5th, 2019-10:55
Dear friends

The Rolex Milgauss was designed to meet the demands of the scientific community and is capable of withstanding magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss.

The reliability and precision of an ordinary mechanical watch can be affected by a magnetic field of 50 to 100 gauss.

But many scientists are exposed to much higher magnetic fields during the course of their work. Rolex’s solution was the Milgauss — the first watch of its kind.

Hence the name of the watch, mille being French for thousand. The Milgauss became known notably as the watch worn

by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva.

The first Milgauss from 1956

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire ), known as CERN;

derived from the name Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire ), is a European research organization that operates

the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Established in 1954, the organization is based in a northwest suburb of

Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border and has 22 member states.

Rolex and CERN, the world’s pre-eminent particle physics laboratory, have had an association since the 1950s.

In 1956, Rolex developed a watch to solve the problem of magnetic fields disrupting mechanical watches; the Milgauss was designed to withstand interference of up to 1,000 gauss.

Rolex asked CERN’s scientists to test the watch and they were able to confirm its magnetic resistance thanks to a patented shield protecting the movement.

Today, more than 60 years on, Rolex continues to partner CERN by supporting its scientific conferences and outreach events.

Now dear friends I think this for a roll call of all Milgauss watches you have.
Thanks in advance and

Here you go, D.

 By: Pretty Boy : February 5th, 2019-10:58
Best, Volker

Thanks Volker! [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 5th, 2019-14:23
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Well, the first Milgauss probably was the 6543, issued in 1954.

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-11:06
The difference? The straight second hand, while the 6541 had a lightning second hand. 

Here is a 6543. Credit picture: Squarespace. 

A superb 6541 I saw in Paris:

Patrice's 1019 in Italy:

A black 1019 seen in Paris: 

1019 Black Swan. Credit picture: Phillips: 

Our friend Tyler's 1019: 

And mine, the 116400GV. 

As you can guess, I am a huge fan of the Milgauss! 




 By: ocwatching : February 5th, 2019-11:45
the vintage milgauss are incredible...looks like Rolex maybe updating this collection..we will know in a few weeks!

Yes, my friend, yes! As for further developments, I do hope so. [nt]

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-11:51
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That's a spectacular Milgauss parade, thanks a lot Nico! ;-) [nt]

 By: FabR : February 5th, 2019-13:29
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It is a dream parade I will try to partially turn into reality. [nt]

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-13:50
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Well I was going with official Rolex info but even Rolex can make mistake

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 5th, 2019-14:25
and wanna Milgauss to be 2 years younger than it us smile
Wild spectrum of MillG you showed.

I know, I was surprised they didn't mention the 6543, unless they consider it as a prototype... [nt]

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-23:35
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As we know Rolex is full of mysteries

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 5th, 2019-23:47

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-23:59
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Superb Milgauss parade my dear Nicolas!! I´m specially fond of the 6541 sans bezel and I would be touching the sky if I owned one 1019 like Patrice´s!!

 By: Subexplorer : February 6th, 2019-12:41
Let´s see if Rolex surprises us with something around this model next Basel!!
Cheers! Abel

Gracias, Abel. Mi too! [nt]

 By: amanico : February 6th, 2019-12:50
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;) [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : February 6th, 2019-13:19
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Here we are

 By: Tyo : February 5th, 2019-11:15

With my favourite version

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 5th, 2019-14:26

Superb series, Tyo. [nt]

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-23:41
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Let’s do this ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 5th, 2019-11:21

It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it :);) [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 5th, 2019-14:26
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LOL [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 6th, 2019-00:57
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One more

 By: Saxon : February 5th, 2019-11:36

Cool lume shot! [nt]

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-11:36
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Excellent capture!

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 5th, 2019-14:26

I have a feeling we will be seeing a new Milgauss this year at Basel

 By: descartes1 : February 5th, 2019-11:41
Rolex is running Milgauss content almost exclusively on their social media which is what they do when they plan to introduce a new model.

I think you could be right. [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 5th, 2019-11:48
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I do hope we'll have something exciting. Or maybe a new Air King, which is a true amagnetic watch. [nt]

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-11:52
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What I would really love to see is a NON-Daytona chronograph, along the lines of a modern version of the 6238

 By: descartes1 : February 5th, 2019-12:25
That is, a chronograph in a case like the Air King (ie not a Cellini), with a smooth bezel and tachymeter scale on the dial (no bezel). Make it water proof and anti-magnetic. I’d prefer steel but they could also do such a watch in precious metal. Now THAT would be something I could go for.

Why not! Good idea. I will also have an eye on Tudor... [nt]

 By: amanico : February 5th, 2019-12:26
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I'd like that [nt]

 By: Tyo : February 5th, 2019-13:46
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