The Championships, Wimbledon is the oldest and one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. First held in 1877, The Championships are led by The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Limited once a year and today require a staff of around 6,000 people to pull off some of the most anticipated weeks all year.
In the middle of the 20th century, the world was abuzz with innovation, science, and technology like never before. It was the time of the space race, but we were also discovering how the universe works through even the tiniest particles. Science and this age of discovery inspired Rolex, and thus the spirit of the Milgauss was born.
What Does Milgauss Mean?
The Rolex Milgauss is known as the scientist’s luxury watch, as a Rolex timepiece that can withstand magnetic fields up to 1000 Gauss, as many scientists are exposed to higher fields than normal. The first generation developed in 1956, the name Milgauss originates from the the French “mille”, meaning “thousand”, and the magnetic field measurement of Gauss. The CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) was one of the first scientific institutions to confirm that the Rolex Milgauss could resist the powerful magnetic fields. Other mechanical watches can be affected by a field of 50 to 100 gauss.
I always had a few guesses in my head based on experience as to what the most popular Rolex watches sold in the pre-owned market but I was curious about real numbers. So I asked for some data from Watch Chest’s records and thought I could give you a snapshot of what is being sent out around the world.
The vast selection that Rolex offers can sometimes get a little overwhelming and you may not know where to start. When you’re purchasing your first Rolex, it’s sort of interesting to see what models and styles others have selected before you so that you can have a general direction of what to look at. There are also other reasons for choosing certain models, dials, or bracelets aside from personal taste. The size of your wrist, if you have mature eyes, or even your future intentions with your Rolex can all play a part in your selection.