The Rolex Milgauss 116400GV – a luxury watch that defies all tension
The Rolex Milgauss
originates from science and is distinguished above all by its resistance to magnetic fields: it easily shields the movement from magnetic fields of up to 1,000 Gauss
. It was originally developed for the needs of a small circle of scientists and doctors that were sometimes exposed to strong magnetic fields.
This changed with the reissue of the classic in 2007: the Milgauss 116400GV
immediately convinced with its excellent technology and elegant design, inspired by the original Milgauss design. In order to protect the movement from the effects of magnetic fields, the case is made of a ferromagnetic alloy
that was specially developed for this purpose. It is obvious why the watch is not only suitable for researchers and scientists today: smartphones, household appliances, electric motors and many other things that are part of our everyday lives today can cause electromagnetic radiation which can impair the accuracy of watches.
However, the Milgauss 116400GV does not only convince with its resistance to magnetic fields. It can also withstand water, because it is water-resistant to 100 m thanks to the famous Oyster case. The robustness of the Milgauss 116400GV is completed by the durable and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
Reasons for buying a Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
- Unique selling point among Rolex watches due to magnetic field shielding
- The Rolex Milgauss 116400GV finds the right balance between Dresswatch and Sport's Watch. Its green dial and the design of the dial underlines its individual character.
- The Milgauss 116400GV possesses all the advantages of a Rolex watch, but is not as common as a Submariner or Datejust.
- Like all Rolex watches, the Milgauss 116400GV is a stable investment.
Technical sophistication in an elegant case
Optical and technical features of the Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
The Milgauss 116400GV
has its obvious origin in science. For instance, the orange flashing second hand
still refers to the connection between the iconic wristwatch and science. Just like the white hour and minute hands, it stands out clearly from the black dial - for optimal legibility. The line indices at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock are kept in orange, the others in white, creating a harmonious overall impression in terms of colour. The green sapphire crystal
of this model is an additional highlight: it appears particularly intense when the light falls on it from the side, without impairing the legibility of the watch in any way.
The stainless-steel case, on the other hand, is simple and robust. The iconic Oyster bracelet
is a three-row stainless steel bracelet with wide, flat elements and solid end links that gives it a very sporty look. The Milgauss 116400GV is equipped with a practical Oysterlock buckle
. With a diameter of 40 mm, the watch is clearly visible on the wrist, but still not intrusive.
The iconic crown, a very typical Rolex design feature makes it easy to identify the brand to which this timepiece belongs: on the one hand, it is located on the dial at 12 o'clock directly above the logo, and on the other hand it is engraved in the winding crown. In contrast to the diving watches from Rolex, this one is not protected by a flank protection on the case, but stands out concisely. The automatic watch is fitted with the high-precision calibre 3131
. In 2007, the Rolex movement was introduced. In addition to the typical Rolex precision, it is characterized by high shock resistance thanks to the Paraflex-system, which protects the balance effectively from shocks. Last but not least, the non-magnetic Parachrome spiral ensures insensitivity to magnetic fields.
The 116400GV in comparison to other Milgauss models
If you are considering buying a pre-owned Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
, it is also worth taking a look at other references from the series. The prices for a Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
second hand do not differ fundamentally from those for a Milgauss 116400
. Also, in terms of quality, you can expect high performance from our certified luxury watches. Each model is inspected by our master watchmakers and revised if necessary. It is rather a question of production year and and your personal preferences in terms of design which model you want.
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||White dial, orange indices with black outlines and orange second hand shaped like a lightning bolt
||Black dial, white indices with orange dots and orange second hand shaped like a lightning bolt
||Black dial, green inlay on the bezel, white and orange indices at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, orange second hand shaped like a lightning bolt
||Blue dial, white indices with orange details and orange second hand shaped like a lightning bolt
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV vs. Omega Aqua Terra 150M
If there is one comparable watch to the Milgauss 116400GV, it is the Omega Aqua Terra 150M
. Especially the Aqua Terra 150M 18.104.22.168.03.004
and the reference 22.214.171.124.01.004 are optically and based on their specifications well suited for a comparison.
With a resistance to magnetic fields of up to 15,000 Gauss, the Aqua Terra 150 M is even superior to the Milgauss 116400GV, which has a resistance of up to 1000 Gauss. However, this feature comes in handy only in professional contexts, because you are not confronted with such high magnetic fields in your everyday life. The Omega watches are also equipped with Co-Axial escapement, which is characterized by its low friction and high efficiency. With a case diameter of 41.5 mm, they are slightly larger than their Rolex sister. Both are waterproof: The Milgauss 116640GV up to 100 m, the two Aqua Terra models up to 150 m. One difference that catches the eye is the date display, which is a feature of the Omega Aqua Terra watches in contrast to the Rolex Milgauss. They have one thing in common: the robust exterior, thanks to the materials being used: the bracelet and case of the watches are made of stainless steel and the dial is protected by sapphire crystal.
Although all watches have a sporty, robust look, there are also some differences in design. The Aqua Terra models have triangular indices, the Milgauss square ones. Also, the stainless-steel bracelet, although it has three rows in both models, differs in the width of the rows. The model 126.96.36.199.01.004 is visually more similar to the Milgauss 116400GV than the model 188.8.131.52.03.004 due to the black dial in teak design and the arrow-shaped second hand (which is green). The latter is equipped with a dark blue dial with a Bond-emblem and a yellow second hand with a decorated tip. Even the calibres of the two models differ a little: the first one is the calibre 8500, the second one the calibre 8507.