Rolex

Milgauss "CERN" Ref.1019

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The story goes that in the early 1950s, Rolex was approached by CERN, the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, and asked to develop a wristwatch that would maintain accurate timekeeping while being exposed to powerful magnetic fields.


The most anti-magnetic watches of the time could withstand about 4,800 amperes/meter, which is about the limit of what the average wrist-watch-wearing man would encounter in his daily life. But the quantum physicists at CERN were being exposed to magnetic fields ten times that strength, standing beside powerful particle accelerators, and their watches weren’t up to the task.

They needed a watch that could keep time even in a magnetic field of 70,000 A/m, or about 1,000 gauss, or mille gauss. A legend was born and we have something else to thank CERN for besides contributing to the invention of the Internet.


This reference 1019 (second generation of Milgauss), is the largest case manufactured at Rolex for classic watches. It measures 38 mm in diameter and is made only of steel.The magnificent dial is in brushed silver and bears the words "milgauss" always written in red, with applied baton indexes.

What characterizes this model, among other things, is its set of hands, it does not bear a name because it is unique in Rolex production, wide and slightly tapered with luminescent material, the second hand is identified by its red arrowhead.

Reference 1019
Year 1964
Movement Automatic
Diameter 38mm
Material Steel
Strap Steel
Box & Papers None

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