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Rolex 2009 ROLEX MILGAUSS 116400GV GREEN GLASS FULL SET
Rolex 2009 ROLEX MILGAUSS 116400GV GREEN GLASS FULL SET
£4,956
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Catawiki BV
 
Rolex Milgauss Green Glass Black DLC Coated Stainless Steel...
Rolex Milgauss Green Glass Black DLC Coated Stainless Steel...
£7,995
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Xupes.com
46
UK
Rolex Milgauss Black PVD Coated Watch with Black Precious...
Rolex Milgauss Black PVD Coated Watch with Black Precious...
£7,995
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Time 4 Diamonds DMCC Ltd
12
UK
Rolex Milgauss Steel 116400(All factory stickers in place)
Rolex Milgauss Steel 116400(All factory stickers in place)
£5,850
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ChronoEdge
57
UK
Rolex S/S O/P Very Rare Silver Baton Dial Vintage Milgauss 1019
Rolex S/S O/P Very Rare Silver Baton Dial Vintage Milgauss 1019
£18,500
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
54
UK
Rolex Milgauss Green Glass | 2016 Full Set | Stainless Steel
Rolex Milgauss Green Glass | 2016 Full Set | Stainless Steel
£5,300
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Freddie Keeble Watches & Diamonds
UK
Rolex Milgauss
Rolex Milgauss
£4,950
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Maunder Watch Co
 
UK
Rolex Milgauss
Rolex Milgauss
£4,359
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Private seller
 
US
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV - Unworn 2017
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV - Unworn 2017
£5,950
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
8
UK
Rolex - Milgauss - 116400GV - Men - 2000-2010
Rolex - Milgauss - 116400GV - Men - 2000-2010
£5,985
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Catawiki BV
 
Rolex Milgauss Green Glass Stainless Steel Gents 116400GV
Rolex Milgauss Green Glass Stainless Steel Gents 116400GV
£5,195
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Xupes.com
46
UK
Rolex Milgauss
Rolex Milgauss
£4,995
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Luxewatches.co.uk
 
UK
Rolex Milgauss Steel 116400(Rolex serviced 2017)
Rolex Milgauss Steel 116400(Rolex serviced 2017)
£4,850
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ChronoEdge
57
UK
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400
£4,950
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Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
£5,250
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Ian Blowers Jewellers
 
UK
Rolex Milgauss Z Blue Dial
Rolex Milgauss Z Blue Dial
£5,695
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Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
143
UK
Rolex Pre-Owned Milgauss Z-Blue 116400GV 2016 Model
Rolex Pre-Owned Milgauss Z-Blue 116400GV 2016 Model
£5,750
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William May
 
UK
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Blue Dial - Unworn 2017
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Blue Dial - Unworn 2017
£5,950
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Mark Worthington Jewellers
8
UK
Rolex Milgauss Black Dial
Rolex Milgauss Black Dial
£5,751
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Guardian Of Time
162
UK
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel Gents 116400
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel Gents 116400
£4,895
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Xupes.com
46
UK
Rolex Milgauss 40mm
Rolex Milgauss 40mm
£5,790
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Iconic Watches
73
UK
Rolex Milgauss
Rolex Milgauss
£4,950
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Browns Family Jewellers
 
UK
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400 GV
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400 GV
£4,850
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Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
£5,750
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Ian Blowers Jewellers
 
UK
Rolex Milgauss Z Blue Dial
Rolex Milgauss Z Blue Dial
£5,195
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Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
143
UK
Rolex Pre-Owned Stainless Steel Milgauss 116400GV 2009 Model
Rolex Pre-Owned Stainless Steel Milgauss 116400GV 2009 Model
£4,995
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William May
 
UK
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV - Z-Blue Dial - Unworn 2017
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV - Z-Blue Dial - Unworn 2017
£5,950
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Miltons Diamonds
20
UK
Rolex Milgauss Black Dial
Rolex Milgauss Black Dial
£5,321
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Guardian Of Time
162
UK
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel Gents 116400GV
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel Gents 116400GV
£5,895
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Xupes.com
46
UK
Rolex Milgauss 40mm
Rolex Milgauss 40mm
£5,790
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Iconic Watches
73
UK
Rolex Milgauss GV Blue [Box & Papers]
Rolex Milgauss GV Blue [Box & Papers]
£5,749
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Charles Fish
25
UK
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400 GV
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400 GV
£5,650
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Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Milgauss SKULL - Custom PVD Skull Dial Limited Edition
Rolex Milgauss SKULL - Custom PVD Skull Dial Limited Edition
£7,750
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BLConcept
7
UK
Rolex 116400GV
Rolex 116400GV
£4,650
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LWDB
 
UK
Rolex 116400GV Milgauss Blue – 2015 – Full Set – Coming Soon
Rolex 116400GV Milgauss Blue – 2015 – Full Set – Coming Soon
price on request
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Oakleigh Watches
11
UK
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV - Second Hand Watch - Green Tint Glass...
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV - Second Hand Watch - Green Tint Glass...
£4,599
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Miltons Diamonds
20
UK
Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue
Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue
£5,845
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Guardian Of Time
162
UK
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel Gents 116400
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel Gents 116400
£4,795
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Xupes.com
46
UK
Rolex Milgauss 40mm
Rolex Milgauss 40mm
£5,600
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Iconic Watches
73
UK
Rolex Milgauss
Rolex Milgauss
£4,596
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Diamonds by Raymond Lee
US
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400
£5,000
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Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
£5,984
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Luxury Bazaar
28
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss SS W/ Custom PVD 116400
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss SS W/ Custom PVD 116400
£6,895
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Phigora
59
US
Rolex Milgauss 116400
Rolex Milgauss 116400
£4,557
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Govberg Jewelers
119
US
Rolex MILGAUSS White Dial
Rolex MILGAUSS White Dial
£5,151
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Avi & Co NY
21
US
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel/Black Dial/Green Crystal
Rolex Milgauss Stainless Steel/Black Dial/Green Crystal
£5,469
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Diamond Source
 
US
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV  (11617)
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV (11617)
£5,864
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Chronostore
88
US
Rolex Steel 40mm Milgauss Black Luminescent Dial 116400 model
Rolex Steel 40mm Milgauss Black Luminescent Dial 116400 model
£5,148
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Austins Watches Inc.
81
US
Rolex Milgauss
Rolex Milgauss
£4,954
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Tarrytown Jewelers
US
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400 GV
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400 GV
£5,750
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Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex stainless steel Milgauss
Rolex stainless steel Milgauss
£5,548
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Paul Duggan Co., Inc
36
US
Rolex 116400 Oyster Perpetual Milgauss Unisex Watches
Rolex 116400 Oyster Perpetual Milgauss Unisex Watches
£5,310
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Watch My Diamonds
32
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400
£4,716
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Govberg Jewelers
119
US
Rolex MILGAUSS Green Sapphire Crystal Z-Blue Dial
Rolex MILGAUSS Green Sapphire Crystal Z-Blue Dial
£5,943
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Avi & Co NY
21
US
Rolex - Milgauss : 116400
Rolex - Milgauss : 116400
£4,478
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BernardWatch.com
100
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400
£4,913
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Phigora
59
US
Rolex Milgauss Green LIKE NEW REF: 116400V bko
Rolex Milgauss Green LIKE NEW REF: 116400V bko
£5,033
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Sea Wave Diamonds
47
US
Rolex Milgauss 116400 Blue Dial Complete W/ Warranty Card
Rolex Milgauss 116400 Blue Dial Complete W/ Warranty Card
£5,385
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Austins Watches Inc.
81
US
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400 GV
Rolex Watch Milgauss 116400 GV
£4,850
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Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Milgauss
Rolex Milgauss
£4,874
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Tarrytown Jewelers
US

Milgauss: The Anti-Magnetic Watch

The Milgauss watch by Rolex was specifically designed to withstand magnetic fields. However, thanks to its streamlined design and orange lightning bolt second hand, it appeals to more than just researchers and engineers.

Highlights

  • Shielding system against magnet fields
  • Distinctive second hand shaped like a lightning bolt
  • 904L stainless steel, 40-mm case
  • COSC-certified, in-house automatic caliber
  • Waterproof to 100 m (10 bar)

Shielding Against Magnetism Since 1956

The Milgauss stands out due to its anti-magnetic properties. A special balance spring and a soft iron cage around the movement protect the watch from any magnetic fields. It premiered in 1956 with reference number 6541. Today, these original models are extremely rare and sell for very high prices. The Milgauss was originally designed for scientists and other professionals who often work near strong magnetic fields. Rolex didn't need to look very far from their own backyard: The nuclear research center CERN, where such conditions are the norm, was founded in 1954 with its headquarters in Geneva. The first Milgauss was meant to withstand 1,000 gauss, giving the watch its name. The strength of magnetic fields is measured in gauss, named after the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. Production of the model stopped in 1988, but began again in 2007.

Buying Advice

Are you looking for a Rolex with a special extra quality? The Milgauss is a simple, sporty stainless steel watch with a lot going on inside: This unique watch features a soft iron cage to shield it from magnetic fields. With its mid-size diameter of 40 mm, Rolex quality, and conservative, timeless design, it easily proves its worth.
You have the choice between a white, black, or blue dial. All newer Milgauss models have the iconic lightning bolt second hand.
A new Milgauss costs around 6,500 euros. A pre-owned Milgauss, however, is not necessarily less expensive. Well-maintained watches with reference number 1019 from the 1960s sell for around 20,000 euros. This price appreciation demonstrates that a newer Milgauss could very well be a solid investment.

Buying Tips

  • Around 6,500 euros for new models with reference number 116400GV
  • Rare vintage watches with reference number 1019 and 6541 run in the five-figure range
  • Some vintage models feature a straight second hand (no lightning bolt form)
  • Significant increases in value are expected for newer models

Magnetism Affects Precision

Magnetic fields pose a serious danger for watches' accuracy. Most of all, the balance spring is susceptible to deviation. This doesn't only apply to a certain work environment, either; even everyday use can cause deviations. The German watch manufacturer Sinn tested around 1,000 of their watches and determined almost 60% were magnetized. Half of them had serious errors due to the magnetic fields. Everyday items such as speakers and garage door closers contain strong magnets and could cause these issues. The same applies to electric motors, which is why locomotives and trams also experience this problem.

Non-Magnetic Balance Spring and a Soft Iron Cage

One of the most important anti-magnetic measures Rolex has taken in the modern Milgauss models is the Parachrom balance spring. The manufacturer introduced it in 2005 after a five-year development period. The blue spiral is made of a zirconium-niobium alloy with an oxide coat and is not influenced by magnetic fields. A soft iron cage is another defense against magnetism. It fully surrounds and protects the movement following the principles of a Faraday cage. This cage is made of a special mixture of alloys kept secret by Rolex. The anti-magnetic inner cage of the Milgauss is made up of two parts, which the watchmaker screws together after placing the movement within it. There are openings for the hands and the crown.
According to international standards set by ISO, a non-magnetic watch may only deviate by +/- 30 seconds per day after being exposed to a magnetic field of 60 gauss. With resistance up to 1,000 gauss, Rolex's watch easily fulfills this requirement. Its precision is far more exact than demanded by the ISO standard, as it only deviates by +/- 2 seconds a day. Thanks to its incredible accuracy, the Milgauss is also certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Automatic In-House Caliber

The in-house movement 3131 powers the Milgauss. The automatic caliber has a 48-hour power reserve and vibrates at 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz). The 3131 premiered together with the new version of the Milgauss in 2007. The central second hand can be stopped so the watch can be set to an exact reference time. The 3131 is closely related to caliber 3135, which powers the Sea-Dweller with a date display. A date display would create a hole in the Milgauss' shielded movement and damage the cage. Therefore, this feature was purposefully not included.

Waterproof to 100 m

The Milgauss has a mid-size diameter of 40 mm and is therefore a good companion for thin or larger wrists. The case is made of 904L stainless steel. Rolex considers this type of steel to be particularly tough and noncorrosive. There's no need to fear being near the water when wearing a Milgauss either, as it's waterproof to 10 bar (100 m, 328 ft). It can be worn while swimming and snorkeling. Its Twinlock crown system uses two rubber gaskets to keep water from seeping into the watch.
A polished bezel surrounds both the green sapphire glass and dial, which is available in either black, white, or blue. All of the hour indices on the white dial are in orange. Only three, six, and nine are colored orange on the black dial, while the rest are white. The blue dial features entirely white indices. A characteristic mark of the Milgauss is its orange lightning bolt second hand. This extra unmistakable touch stands out on the otherwise streamlined watch.
Similar to its case, the Milgauss' three-piece link bracelet is also made of 904L stainless steel. The band is a so-called Oyster bracelet, named after the Oyster Perpetual. Rolex introduced this bracelet in the late 1930s for various collections. It features a polished center link with brushed outer links. The bracelet can easily be extended 5 mm by the Easylink system and adjusted to fit your wrist.

Anti-Magnetic Alternatives

Other brands have tackled the challenge of creating anti-magnetic watches. Omega has succeeded particularly well, especially with their Aqua Terra > 15,000 Gauss from the Seamaster collection. Together with the Swiss Federal Office of Metrology (METAS), Omega introduced a new certification in 2014. Every watch that could withstand magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss was labeled as "Officially Certified" by METAS. IWC developed the Ingenieur Automatic watch, which can withstand magnetic fields up to 1,000 gauss thanks to its soft iron cage. Sinn's 756 series, on the other hand, can only withstand fields up to 756 gauss. Today, brands are using more and more non-magnetic components to build their anti-magnetic watches.

Comparable Watches from Omega, IWC, and Sinn

From Specialized to Everyday

Rolex's Milgauss was originally designed in the 1950s for a small group of specialized users. Today, it's one of the most sought-after, expensive, and rare vintage watches on account of its small production run. You should expect to pay a five-figure sum for well-maintained watches from this time. Newer Milgauss models run in the four figure range. Deviations caused by magnetic fields aren't uncommon. The Milgauss combats this problem with its non-magnetic Parachrom hairspring and soft iron cage around the movement. With its stainless steel case, reserved design, and lightning bolt second hand, it's perfect for everyone looking for a subtle, yet exceptional, Rolex.