1967 Rolex Milgauss (Ref. 1019) W/ Papers, Hang Tags and Service Receipts
The Rolex Milgauss was created when the scientists of the CERN nuclear research facility, just outside of Geneva Switzerland, reached out to Rolex to manufacture a watch that would withstand high magnetization. Scientists of this era performed their research in highly controlled nuclear facilities and were constantly in a highly magnetized environment, deeming most watches useless. The watch Rolex created for CERN can withstand 1000 gauss of magnetism, mille = 1000, hence the name Milgauss. This allowed the scientist of CERN and other scientists of the era to go about their daily professions and accurately time their experiments.
A simple watch aesthetically, with a matte black dial, stick markers, geometric hands, and a smooth outer bezel in a modest 38mm case, the Milgauss has elements of charm with red text and a red-tipped sweep second hand. Traditionally worn on the bracelet the Rolex Milgauss Ref. 1019 is loved by collectors for its simplistic, but striking no-nonsense design.
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The recently polished case retains thick lugs showing sharp finishing and no wear from use. The smooth stainless steel bezel remains in excellent condition. The crown is a later service crown (information provided in service documents). Case retains original iron movement plate and X-spring. The bracelet is a later Rolex 78360 oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces in unpolished condition with no stretch.
The wonderful matte black dial is in is near perfect condition. The lume plots remain fully intact and have achieved an ivory coloration. The geometrical hands, unique to the reference match the dial coloration perfectly remaining fully intact. the dial and hands light up and fade evenly when exposed to U.V. light.
Watch is complete with original box, warranty papers, booklets, hang tags, and service documentation. Watch just received a full and complete service and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1 year warranty on accurate timekeeping.