Of course replica Rolex, the company known for being sealed like an oyster, does things in their own time and we’ll have to wait until Monday before we really know what’s cooking. But that does not prevent us from doing some guessing. The very first version of the Milgauss introduced in 1956, as the Ref. 6451, was quite close in its design and specifications to a 1953 Rolex Submariner Ref. 6204. The oversized Oyster case, the black rotating bezel with a red triangle at 12, the riveted metallic bracelet and the non-protected Twin-Lock crown could be found on both the Milgauss and Sub.
The Milgauss – meaning 1000 Gauss in French – was introduced in 1956 as THE antimagnetic watch for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs (such as the CERN close to Geneva) where intense electromagnetic fields can affect the timing of a watch. There simply aren’t that many competitors when you think of its specifications. A) wears very comfortable B) looks good with suit AND with a casual outfit C) water resistant and can actually be worn on the beach, in the sea, or in your hotel’s swimming pool an D) its make is impeccable and solid.
Some of the moving parts of a watch, such as the balance wheel and spiral, are sensitive to electromagnetic fields that can affect the amplitude of their run and so change the frequency of the movement. 2007 saw the rebirth of the antimagnetic collection of Rolex replica with the Ref. 116400. Although the Milgauss was not by far as popular as the Submariner or Daytona, the prices of old models used to be quite impressive in auctions and the watch remains extremely gorgeous to collectors. The Ref. 6451 has a traditional fake Rolex calibre, the 1080, as the antimagnetic properties come from the case and the dial (also in soft iron) and not from the movement. Further, in the present day, positions which require working working in magnetic conditions are increasingly common, particularly in IT. It is very possible that the reason why Rolex reintroduced the Milgauss, with the specifications we now know: 40mm case, a black dial / green crystal version, a white dial version, the now iconic ‘lightning’ second hand and several orange tips on the indexes and hands.
So, steep competition, nevertheless not that there’s a choice between dozens of high-end watches with similar specs. The Milgauss has been one of the very first traveller’s watches, since Rolex introduced the first version in 1955. At the same time, intercontinental travel developed, and airliners began to fly swiftly across several successive time zones.
Therefore, how about investing into another type of assets: vintage and collectible watches, with insanely increasing and high prices. We are big fans here, at Monochrome-Watches, of vintage chronographs and such a situation is not what we are executing from the market. This specific replica Rolex Milgauss Blue Ref. 116400GV with this amazing tropical coffee dial is a pure beauty. However, the price is not justified by the love for watches anymore, nor by the rarity. Tonight we’ll have the results of the auction and we’ll keep you updated with this unique lot.