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2017 Rolex Milgauss 116400GV with box and papers

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 2017 Rolex Milgauss 116400GV with box and papers

The Rolex Milgauss was first in 1954 with the reference 6541. Designed as an antimagnetic watch that was specifically for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities, and research labs. This was due to the fact that these people had a problem with any electromagnetic field greater than 50 gauss, as it would disrupt the timing of a watch.

Therefore they either had to deal with an inaccurate watch or simply not wear a watch. However, the release of the Milgauss changed that. Tested in the 1950’s by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s pre-eminent particle physics laboratory, it was determined that the Milgauss resisted magnetic fields up to 1,000 gauss. This was a huge technological advancement, not only for Rolex, but for the scientific community. CERN was one of the first scientific institutions to test the Milgauss, however other scientists and institutions soon followed.

The name Milgauss is a compound word created by Rolex. Mil comes from Mille, French for 1000, and Gauss, a unit of measurement of magnetic fields

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