Rolex 116400 - Brand new Milgauss, black dial, orange accents & lightning hand, complete with box, papers, papers, and booklets.
New and unworn Gentlemen’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual MILGAUSS watch in stainless steel bearing a 116400 model reference.
The Rolex Milgauss evolved from the original reference 6541 to the reference 1019 and now, decades later, the brand new reference 116400. What all the Milgauss watches have in common, as their French name Milgauss reveals, is high resistance to magnetic fields (with magnetic flux density up to 1,000 gauss). This makes the Milgauss perfect for anyone who works near strong magnetic fields, such as a lot of scientists, engineers and doctors.
The stainless steel case is 40mm in diameter with the sapphire crystal and with text on the caseback. Rolex accomplishes the anti-magnetic properties of this watch by making use of the "Faraday Cage" construction, in which a soft iron inner case completely surrounds the movement, shielding it from any magnetic field.
The case also features the desirable smooth bezel, and polished center links on the Oyster bracelet. The bracelet also features the ingenious new easylink extension system, which allows an instantaneous small adjustment to the bracelet circumference - most useful when a temperature change causes the wearer's wrist to expand. Water resistant to 100 meters.
The movement is the automatic winding Rolex Caliber 3131 with the Faraday Cage construction and the brand new blue Parachrom hairspring which is insensitive to magnetic forces and also more shock resistant than previous hairsprings. Rolex really makes phenomenal movements, which are extremely rugged, serviceable and accurate. This movement is a C.O.S.C. Certified Chronometer.
The dial is very well done in BLACK with luminous hour markers and “MILGAUSS in orange letters. The three o'clock, six o'clock and nine o'clock markers are orange colored. The orange seconds hand is a lightening bolt, which is a design throwback to the first Milgauss reference 6541. There are also orange arabic numerals at the periphery of the dial at the five minute positions.