top of page

Should I Buy a Rolex Milgauss?

Rolex Milgauss Men's Watch
Rolex Milgauss Ref: 116400GV

If you’re asking yourself that question, you should probably first ask yourself this question. Can I buy Rolex Milgauss? The reality is Rolex authorized dealers only get a few of these each year and that leads to extraordinarily long waitlists and waits in the years. The truth is, even to get on a waitlist, you might have to already be a favored customer. That said, the short answer is yes. The Rolex Milgauss is a wonderful watch to own.

The Milgauss has been around since 1954 and was specifically designed for workers in power plants and slow in research facilities like spacecraft magnetic testing facilities, advanced aerodynamic facilies, and advanced engineering facilities. Essentially, anywhere that is likely to have a high degree of magnetism is the reason this watch was developed. From the beginning, the Milgauss was designed to withstand highly magnetic environments.

The name Milgauss comes from gauss, a measurement of magnetic density and Mil, for 1000. The Rolex Milgauss was designed not be affected by strong electromagnetic fields, unlike other watches on the market. The Milgauss achieved its magnetic resistance through a number of remarkable technological features revolutionary at the time and still remarkable today. In fact, highly magnetic fields interfere with the microprocessors of electronic timekeeping devices, and a fine mechanical watch is often the only option.

Of course, most people who wear a Rolex Milgauss are unconcerned with resistance to magnetic fields. For them, the beautiful design and the rich history of the model has more of an immediate impact. At present, the Milgauss is available with a black dial or blue dial. Many iterations of this model are available in the Rolex secondary market, although even pre-owned, a Milgauss is difficult to obtain. Many watch enthusiasts anticipate an update to the Milgauss in the next year or two, which will probably make this highly desired watch even more popular.

If you would like a Rolex Milgauss and you can manage to find one, you’re sure to love the look and feel of this watch on your wrist. Remember, if you buy on the secondary market, always deal with a reputable and trustworthy pre-owned Rolex dealer.


bottom of page