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Black dial stainless steel Rolex Milgauss reference 116400

Perfect for in the field or in a boardroom comes this sought after black dial stainless steel Rolex Milgauss reference 116400 that has such a distinctive look thanks to its "lightning bolt" sweep second hand.

Introduced by Rolex in 1956, the Rolex Milgauss was designed for people who worked in an area of high magnetic field such as power plants and research labs where the magnetic filed could wreak havoc on the accuracy of the watch. To overcome this, the Rolex Milgauss was designed to withstand magnetic fields up to 1,000 gauss and is fitted with a Parachrom hairspring to resist magnetic fields and the entire movement is fitted in a Faraday cage. (The name Milgauss comes from the Latin word mille, which means one-thousand, and gauss the unit of a magnetic field).

The stainless steel case Rolex Oyster case with the smooth high polish bezel measures 40mm across plus the Rolex screw down crown, and with the black dial and absence of a date and date magnifier window, the Rolex Milgauss has such a smooth and sleek look to it.

Fitted on the Rolex Oyster band that gives it a great sports look, this all comes together to give the Rolex Milgauss a look that is perfect for day or night and dress or casual wear.


Stock# W885cc

Maker: Rolex

Model: Rolex Milgauss reference 116400

Circa: 2008


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Black dial stainless steel Rolex Milgauss reference 116400

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.

This Rolex Milgauss 116400 has become so sought after and popular in recent years thanks to its clean sleek look and style.

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