Rolex’s Milgauss model was originally aimed squarely at the scientific market, boasting the ability to withstand strong magnetic fields thanks to its Faraday cage. This feature offers a magnetic resistance of up to 1,000 gauss, hence the watch’s name, with the French word for thousand being “mille”.
This technological marvel was introduced in 1956 and soon established itself as the number one timepiece for the scientific community. The Milgauss has evolved continuously in the past half a century, becoming loved by many both in and outside of scientific fields. Despite this, the model has remained true to its scientific roots, with superb magnetic resistance qualities and a sleek, sophisticated design. One unique feature you may notice on the Milgauss model is the distinctive ‘lightning bolt’ second hand, giving it a truly unmistakable appearance.