70. Rolex Milgauss, ref. 1019, stainless steel, Rolex guarantee

Estimate € 20,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 28,600
Lot Description
Model: Milgauss
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 1019
Year: Circa 1979
Case N°: 6159002
Caliber: 1580 automatic
Bracelet: Rolex Oyster, stainless steel bracelet
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet
Accessories: Accompanied by original guarantee

The Milgauss was the result of the direct collaboration between Rolex and the CERN. A watch that could withstand the effects of the intense magnetic fields the CERN’s engineers and scientists were working in. Deriving its name from the Latin “Mille” meaning thousand, and “Gauss” representing the unit of measure for magnetism, the Milgauss could withstand exposure of up to 1000 Gauss with no effect on accuracy, whereas a typical watch movement can only withstand up to 70–90 Gauss. In the early 1960s, the newly introduced Rolex Milgauss reference 1019, like the present lot, replaced the originals two versions, the references 6541 and 6543. The present example in a very nice condition, accompanied with its original Rolex guarantee, offers a nice value and real appeal for collectors.

Montre Rolex en acier, modèle « Milgauss », réf. 1019. La montre présentée est dans un très bel état, accompagnée de sa garantie Rolex d’origine, offrant un réel attrait pour les collectionneurs.