Milgauss GV Stainless Steel / Black
|Material: ||Stainless steel|
|Diameter: ||40.00 mm|
|Lug Width: ||20.00 mm|
|W/R: ||100.00 m|
|Indexes: ||Stick / Dot|
The Milgauss is equipped with calibre 3131, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It incorporates state-of-the-art technologies patented by the brand that ensure exceptional resistance to magnetic fields. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3131 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds|
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, created in 1956, the first watch of its kind. Hence the name of the watch, mille being French for thousand.
The reference 116400 was introduced in 2007. The black dial model (non-GV) was discontinued in 2013. The Z-Blue version was added in 2014.