What happens when futuristic technology, classic style, and the iconic functionality of Rolex watches converge?
You get the Rolex Milgauss.
The Rolex Milgauss was originally intended to be worn by engineers and scientists, but over time has become a staple in both men and women’s watch fashion across all industries. The Milgauss has several incredible features that by themselves are unlike anything else that Rolex produces, but together perfectly exemplify Rolex’s ingenuity.
Here are a few things that I LOVE about the new Rolex Milgauss (Ref. #116400V):
The tech inside this watch may be what separates it from all other high end watches – not just within the Rolex family. The original concept in 1956 was to create a watch that an engineer or scientist could wear in the field, without any worry of strong electrical currents effecting the performance of the watch.
The solution that Rolex chose?
Rolex outfitted the Milgauss with a magnetic shield inside of the watch’s classic oyster case. Yes, that’s right. The Milgauss has a freaking magnetic shield. If you were to open the case, you would find the symbol for magnetic flux capacity (a capital “B” with a right facing arrow above it) engraved into the internal shield. This feature ensures that the watch’s performance is not effected by magnetic fields that the wearer might experience, up to 1000 guass.
In case you were wondering, “guass” is a unit of measurement for a magnetic field. Rolex took the French word for 1000 – “mille” – and combined it with guass to create the Milgauss name.
The style of the Milgauss is the perfect mix of refinement and simplicity. As previously mentioned, the Rolex Milgauss features the comfortable oyster case, as well as the three piece link oyster bracelet. Rolex also went with a lightning bolt second hand design to stay true to the watch’s scientific origins. No complex bezel or multiple design elements on the face here! The Milgauss makes use of an easy to read face with a color palate that “pops”.
The new Milgauss can be found with a blue face (Ref. #116400V) or a white face (Ref. #116400). At Jonathan’s, we usually find that the blue or black (Ref. #116400) dialed Milgauss tend to be very popular with businessmen, while the white faced Milgauss makes an elegant women’s watch. For a little extra style, the white faced watch can be worn with a comfortable white band in lieu of the oyster bracelet.
The new green sapphire crystal is hands down my favorite stylistic feature of the Milgauss. Depending on the angle that you view the face of the watch, the green crystal gives the illusion of the face’s color changing from lighter to darker. It’s just another cool detail that sets the Milgauss apart from the “traditional” rolex.
The Milgauss carries much of the same functionality that is synonymous with the Rolex brand. The watch is water resistant up to 330 feet, and uses the powerful in-house caliber 3031 movement.
Overall, the Milguass is a great everyday wear, casual watch. You could absolutely pair it with a suit in a formal setting or some light water activity, but it really shines in a business casual environment. It’s also not an “in your face Rolex, so you can feel comfortable wearing it in any relaxed social setting.
Schedule an appointment and drop by our showroom to take a look at the new Rolex Milgauss. This is a watch that you need to have in your collection. Be sure to check out Jonathan’s Facebook page and follow me and the rest of the guys’ personal Instagram accounts here: