Rolex Milgauss — Obsession With Perfection
From the start, the Milgauss was addressed to a niche market: scientists who needed a watch that would withstand strong magnetic fields. First launched in 1954, there have only ever been three versions; white, black and green crystal. With a 40mm case and a prominent polished bezel, it is quite wide and therefore comparable to the polished bezel style of the Rolex Day-Date II.
Sporting the sharp look, the case is rather thick and has a distinctive downward sloping lug, which allows the watch to sit comfortably on the wrist. This makes for a very elegant touch indeed and it’s a unique feature of the Milgauss within the Rolex editions. Rolex were rumoured to have had a few problems with the production of the green crystal version.
It was reported that the crystal became too fragile after being cured in ovens to create the desired emerald edge. As a result the manufacturing of the Milgauss GV watch slowed down considerably, creating waiting lists and sky-high prices of the “grey market”.
But fear not, the classic Milgauss GV is back on the shelf, with an exclusive oyster. Apart from the emerald edged crystal, what makes the Milgauss a stand-out piece of jewellery is the very special dial. The current Milgauss watch has an orange “Lightening Bolt” seconds hand, and the indices of 3, 6 and 9 emit a blue light in the dark. The lume is said to last around 6 hours, but the blue lume fades into a green one after 15 minutes.
Both modern and old fashioned, the Milgauss is versatile which means you can either wear it dressed up or down. A timeless classic any proud owner would love to wear.
By: Mahvish Malik