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Rolex, the Milgauss turns blue

July 16, 2014 • Jewels & Watches

Introduced during the 2014 edition of Baselworld, the Z Blue by Rolex is now available in stores. This new models marks the revival of the brand’s flagship models, the Milgauss.

The Milgauss revisited by Rolex

This year, the renowned horologer Rolex chose to reinvent one of its iconic models, the Milgauss. Created in 1956, this timepiece was imagined for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs, where intense electromagnetic fields could affect a watch’s timing. For this purpose, it was designed as an antimagnetic watch made to resist ‘1000 gausses’, hence the name, Milgauss.

The brand stopped manufacturing these types of watches in the 1980s. From then, it became a rare model that any collector would strive to add to their collection. In 2007, Rolex launched once again this model which was met with great success. It encouraged the brand to introduce a new version of the Milgauss, the Z Blue.

This timepiece is dressed in a unique colour, an electric blue, reference to the Milgauss’ beginnings. Like its sisters, the Z Blue has a thunder shaped second hand. However, what distinguishes this watch from the others is the combination of colours, electric blue dial, orange second hand and markers, white indexes and green tinted crystal; at first glance an unseemly combination, these colours are in fact in perfect harmony, making this watch unique and eye catching, as well as easy to read.

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Z Blue Milgauss by Rolex, an ultra-resistant timepiece

The Z Blue Milgauss is fitted with a Rolex calibre 3131, a COSC certified movement running at 4 Hz with a parachrom hairspring allowing the watch to resist large changes in temperature. It also has a power reserve of 48 hours. Like all Milgauss’ it also resists electromagnetic fields and is water resistant up to 100 metres.

The watch is 40mm in diameter, with a polished steel case and an Oyster bracelet with an Easylink folder clasp. The easylink extension system allows its wearer to make micro-adjustments.

 

Z Blue Rolex

 

The Z Blue Milgauss by Rolex is available for 6 650 euros.

 

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