Oyster Perpetual Milgauss
The Oyster Perpetual Milgauss, the watch par excellence of technological and scientific progress, reconciles strong magnetic fields and chronometric precision. Created in 1956 for engineers and technicians who are exposed in their work to magnetic fields which disrupt the performance of mechanical watches, the Milgauss was designed to resist strong interference of up to 1,000 gauss thanks to a magnetic shield around the movement.
HERITAGE AND EVOLUTION
The Milgauss has evolved with continuity, remaining faithful to its heritage and a unique identity that evokes the scientific world. A new generation of this watch, introduced in 2007, encompasses all Rolex’s technological and watchmaking expertise.
THE MILGAUSS, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER
Like all watches in the Oyster collection, each Milgauss is certified as a Superlative Chronometer. This exclusive designation affirms that it has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed normal watchmaking standards. These tests are carried out on the fully assembled watch, in order to guarantee its superlative performance on the wrist.
A SPECIAL OYSTER CASE
In 1956 Rolex succeeded in outsmarting the effects of magnetic fields by designing a watch that resisted interference of 1,000 gauss (0.1 tesla, or 80,000 A/m) while preserving its exceptional chronometric performance. Today, several innovations contribute to the resistance of this technological gem.
PERPETUAL CALIBRE 3131
The Milgauss is equipped with calibre 3131, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture, manufacturing and innovative features make itparticularly precise and reliable. It includes state-of-the-art technologies patented by the brand that ensure exceptional resistance to magnetic fields. The movement of the Milgauss will be seen only by certified Rolex watchmakers, yet it is beautifully finished and decorated in keeping with the brand’s uncompromising quality standards.
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Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, Rolex pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities, as well as philanthropic programmes.