Like other limited or special Rolex models and watches collection the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is one of those that managed to become a collectible watch. The collection was first introduced by Rolex in 1956 when they decided that they should make a special watch. What made this watch so special was the fact that it was supposed to be an antimagnetic watch for people who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs or usually any place where there was an unusual electromagnetic field.
The model is still done today although watch collectors are hunting for the vintage models, which can be really hard to obtain due to the fact that this watch didn’t manage to gain a lot of popularity when it was first introduced.
The watch has an amagnetic alloy hairspring and a movement encased by a faraday cage and it can withstand a magnetic flux of 1,000 gauss. It has a paramagnetic protection system with a bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor and the officially certified Swiss chronometer.
It comes in three variants: white dial or with black dial. The black dial models have a colorless sapphire crystal and there’s also the Anniversary model that has a black dial with a different design and a greenish colored sapphire crystal. The bracelet is made of steel with oysterclasp with Easylink comfort extension link. The watch also has a 31 mm case and weights 157 grams and is very resistant to scratches and overall durable.
The watch was recreated in 2007 and at first it was rumored that it was going to be a limited edition. However, it is still produced nowadays and people can easily buy it. Authentic watch can cost around $6,000 dollars, depending on where you buy it and what model you choose. If you can’t spend this amount, you can get Swiss replica watch for under $700. The good thing is that nowadays you can get it for a smaller price that it used to be before its recreation and even a bit afterwards when people thought it was going to be a limited edition.
This is a great Rolex watch for somebody who wants something really durable that could work in the harshest conditions but still look good on their wrist.