IF YOU’VE ever seen one of our GolfBarons® ‘Myth Busting’ segments, you’ll be aware we are big fans of all things scientific (even if we are poor practitioners of it ourselves).
So it’s no surprise our choice of watch for this issue is the ROLEX MILGAUSS – a timepiece designed to meet the demands of the scientific community and capable of withstanding magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss.
The reliability and precision of an ordinary mechanical watch can be affected by a magnetic field of 50 to 100 gauss, yet scientists are often exposed to much higher magnetic fields during the course of their work.
The Milgauss is so accurate at keeping precise time thanks to its calibre 3131 – a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.
Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3131 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests.
In essence, the Milgauss became known notably as the watch worn by scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, and hopefully it’ll soon become known as the watch being worn by the GolfBarons conducting ‘Myth Busting’ tests on screen.
Available in two dial colours, we’ve chosen the striking Z-blue, combined with green sapphire crystal, an allusion to the emblematic lightning-bolt-shaped second hand.