Hands on with the Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Blue this one a recent acquisition in the past I have had the older version GV model Green sapphire glass Black dial. This model was originally launched at Basel 2014 and I think its the nicest one to press blue dial green sapphire glass. The Milgauss was first introduced in 1956 with reference 6541 which had the trade mark of the Milgauss the unusual shaped lighting strike second hand which stuck with the watch to present day.
The Milgauss case size is 40mm and is very like a Datejust with no date window, bracelet is pretty much the same, this model is known as Z-Blue and the Milgauss itself is designed for working scientists in labs due to most watches being exposed to high magnetic fields which effects time keeping etc… So hence why Rolex designed the Milgauss back in the 1950’s must have been a great need for them back then. The bezel is fixed stainless steel and polished, the dial is electric blue with orange lightening strike secondhand watch looks stunning in the sun. Rrp on this model is £6050 they recently discontinued the non GV models.
But some point they introduced a second iteration without the lighting strike hand and Rolex struggled to sell that version (ref:1019) even resorted to chuck in a deal if you bought a premium model Rolex.
The Milgauss has gone through some changes over the years old models fetching serious money these days a bit like vintage cars are too! The vintage market for a lot items are doing really well it seems people loving vintage. This Milgauss is latest edition which I think is due a re-vamp there was talks a new model was coming more like the older old versions with rotation bezel made of Bakelite possibly rather than a fixed steel bezel.
But Rolex are hell bent on putting the 70 hour power reserve 3235 movement in all the there models its already in the Sea dweller 126600, Rolex Datejusts 41, new Rolex 126710BLNR so watch out for new model soon. The movement is there best most accurate longest power reserve self winding movement they have made.
The only thing to note is new Rolex Sports are getting real hard to obtain from Rolex Authorized dealers popularity of steel models are going through the roof in recent last 2 years Brexit not helped with the pound being so weak.