ROLEX MILGAUSS 116400
|Wrist Size||7.5 Inches|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Bracelet||Stainless Steel oyster|
|Warranty||Comes with one year SLW warranty|
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is a wristwatch model introduced by Rolex in 1956 (model number 654). The Milgauss was designed to meet the demands of the scientific community working around electromagnetic fields. The first of its kind, it is capable of withstanding magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss and became known for being worn by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. Its resistance to magnetic interference is provided by a shield, inside the case, made of ferromagnetic alloys, which protects the movement. This shield consists of two components, one screwed to the movement and the other to the case. In addition, its Caliber 3131 movement contains paramagnetic materials.
The name Milgauss is derived from the French ‘mille’, meaning one-thousand, and ‘gauss’, the unit of a magnetic field.
The original Milgauss was very similar in appearance to the Rolex Submariner, with an oversized case and bezel, with a Twinlock crown, and a riveted Oyster bracelet. Although the Milgauss went through only two different models (6541, 1019) it had numerous configuration changes before being discontinued in 1988. In the 1960s, Rolex launched the Milgauss 1019. However, this particular model looks so different from its predecessors that at first glance the Milgauss link is not immediately clear.
The Milgauss remains a sought-after model amongst Rolex collectors due to its relatively low sales and popularity during the 1960s and 1970s, it has become rare in today's vintage watch market. A vintage Milgauss signed by Tiffany & Co. recently sold for over $32,000.
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You are not liable for any products damaged or lost during shipping, in this unlikely event please call us and we will do our best to help locate the shipment or replace. If you received your order damaged, please contact the shipment carrier to file a claim.
Please save all packaging materials and damaged goods before filing a claim.
Returning Your Watch
Any watch purchased from Swiss Luxury Watches can be returned within the first 5 days of arrival. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Any items outside this window is cannot be returned and all those sales will be deemed final.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING POLICY
We currently DO NOT ship outside of the United States. Pricing and Delivery vary based on location.
We know the value of security, so every pre-owned watch we sell comes with a 12-month warranty alongside any remaining manufacturer's warranty. Should your watch develop any issues, through no fault of your own, then we shall repair it free of charge for the duration of your warranty. Please note our warranty doesn’t apply to new watches.
How Does the Warranty Work
- If you have any remaining manufacturer's warranty, then you can send your watch to them for repair either via us or via an authorized retailer.
- If your watch is covered by a Swiss Luxury Watches warranty only, then we will undertake the repairs in conjunction with the manufacturer where necessary.
- If your watch is not covered by any warranty then you can send it to us for a quote. Any work undertaken by us will be covered by a further 24-month Swiss Luxury Watches warranty.
Please note that our warranty covers manufacturing and mechanical defects only.
Our warranty is subject to the same terms and conditions as the manufacturer’s warranty. The standard manufacturer’s warranty does not cover theft or loss of the watch. Normal wear-and-tear or damage caused to the watch by accidents or mishandling/mistreatment are also excluded, as well as damage caused to a watch due to submersion in water which is against the manufacturer's guidelines. One particular example not covered by the warranty is the wear of the watch strap.
Any modification of a watch by the addition or substitution of components with aftermarket products which have not been provided by the manufacturer will also invalidate the warranty. The use of aftermarket components can severely compromise the technical performance, reliability and waterproofness of the watch.
Warranty return packs are sent directly to the service center, however you are free to deliver your warranty return to any Swiss Luxury Watches premises where it will be forwarded along to the service center directly. Please be advised that warranty return packs must be adequately insured at your own expense. The warranty is in addition to your statutory and common law rights.
What if My Watch Has a Problem
If your watch develops a fault, you can return it to us for inspection. If the repair is covered by your warranty, it will be undertaken free of charge. To begin the warranty return process, please complete the form below, providing as much information about the fault as you can. A member of the warranty team will then contact you to arrange the repair.