The Rolex that structures the subject of today’s article is a genuine “under the radar” …
Rolex is presenting a new version of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss watch replica with unique and symbolic aesthetics. Now this crystal is combined with an electric blue dial, an allusion to the emblematic lightning-bolt shaped seconds hand and the watch’s technical purpose as a paramagnetic timepiece designed for engineers and scientists in the 1950s, a golden age of scientific research. Seen through the green sapphire crystal, the Z blue dial – a name derived from its zirconium content – takes on a powerfully attractive magnetic hue. Its green sapphire crystal marked a first in watchmaking when it was introduced on the Milgauss in 2007.
It was designed to resist strong interference of up to 1,000 gauss, hence its name – “mille” being French for thousand – while maintaining its performance and precision as an officially certified chronometer.Ever since its launch, the Milgauss has remained an avant-garde watch. It was created in 1956 for engineers and technicians who are exposed in their work to magnetic fields which disrupt the performance of mechanical watches. The first line of defence is a shield made of ferromagnetic alloys that surrounds the movement within the Oyster case, an invention patented by Rolex in 1954. The second line of defence involves two of the movement’s key components, the oscillator and the escapement, which are made of innovative paramagnetic materials developed by Rolex since the 2000s.
A pioneer in magnetic resistance, it became known as the Swiss-made fake Rolex Milgauss watch worn by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva and gained a reputation as the ultimate watch of science and technological progress. Several innovations contribute to its resistance to magnetism.
The 40 mm Oyster case of the Milgauss, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness and reliability. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented Twinlock double water-proofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof green sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimal protection for the Milgauss’s highprecision movement.The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel.
It also features the ingenious Rolex-patented Easylink rapid extension system that allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, for additional comfort in any circumstance. The Oyster bracelet of the Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is very secure and comfortable to wear. It is equipped with a folding Oysterclasp, designed by Rolex copy watch.