The first Anti-Magnetic watch, the Rolex Milgauss is a horological first in the history of watchmaking. The name Milgauss may have absolutely no meaning to a non-watch enthusiast at first. However, like every other detail on a Rolex, the name Milgauss aptly describes the watch’s ability to resist a magnetic field of 1,000 gauss (a watch is normally considered “antimagnetic” at 60 gauss).
The First Anti-Magnetic Watch
The MILGAUSS model was introduced by Rolex in 1954 for people who had to work in environments with very strong magnetic fields like research laboratories, aeronautic facilities, and power plants. This allowed such professionals to wear their watch to work without having problems with the movement due to magnetization. Rolex achieved a superior rating of 1,000 Gauss by encasing the movement in soft iron, known as a Faraday cage.
They also included a new hairspring material known as Parachrom Blue which is also not affected by magnetism. Unfortunately, such a specialty watch was not in great need by the masses. Because Milgauss clientele was limited to certain job descriptions, the Milgauss was not a good seller for Rolex during its first 20 years, and eventually production took a two decades long pause.
In 2007, a new Milgauss was introduced with a slightly larger case of 40mm and a 3131 movement. White and Black were color options for the dial, which were accompanied by a second hand which resembled a lightning bolt. They have to versions with black dialed, a regular sapphire glass and a green sapphire glass which has a green hue when viewed at an angle.
The Rolex Milgauss became the standard timepiece for the European Oranization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva and many other scientific institutions. The Milgauss is more than just a tool. It is an exceptional example of Rolex timeless dedication to precision and the art of keeping accurate time under any circumstances.
Rubber B has designed 7 exquisite vulcanized Rubber strap engineered to fit Rolex Milgauss 116400V 40mm case and deployant buckle. This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.
All Rubber B bands are made 100% in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber, by leaders in the luxury horology industry. No coating, blends or bonding is used in the production. For more information and to see sample pictures of all our bands for the Rolex Milgauss, please visit our page here.
Rubber B recently launched a new lineup of bands for the Rolex Milgauss.
This high-tech watch band is made of “SwimSkin®”, our exclusive patented technology, created over a developmental period of many years, requiring all-new innovative machinery and engineering techniques.
Although this strap looks and feels identical to moisture sensitive materials such as soft twill, it is actually 100% RUBBER, therefore waterproof for all sports and aquatic activities. It comes in Black, Blue and Green color bands. For more information go to our Rubber Cuff Series bands page for Rolex Milgauss here.
Green Strap for Rolex Milgauss 40mm – Classic Series$220.00
Black with Orange Strap for Rolex Milgauss 40mm – Classic Series VulChromatic$250.00
Black with Blue Strap for Rolex Milgauss 40mm – Classic Series VulChromatic$250.00
Black with Green Strap for Rolex Milgauss 40mm – Classic Series VulChromatic$250.00
Orange Strap for Rolex Milgauss 40mm – Classic Series$220.00
Blue Strap for Rolex Milgauss 40mm – Classic Series$220.00
White Strap for Rolex Milgauss 40mm – Classic Series$220.00
Black Strap for Rolex Milgauss 40mm – Classic Series$220.00