Rolex describes the Milgauss as an innovative luxury watch that ensures to create an impression wherever it goes. However, the Milgauss has never been the perfect Rolex watch for a serious ‘Rolex guy’. The watch flaunts a more offbeat design compared to its counterparts. However, it is one of the few watches that you can easily recognise in a crowd, even from a reasonable distance, especially if it is a Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue.
Rolex introduced the Milgauss Z-Blue model in 2014. It is one of the unique and queer Rolex watches available in the market. Let’s explore the features that make the Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue stand apart from others in the brand’s catalogue.
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The Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue Dial Reference 116400GV
The most defining feature of the Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue Ref. 116400GV is the striking Z-Blue dial. This unique blue shade is unique to the Milgauss lineup, as you cannot find another Rolex watch with this same blue hue. The Z-Blue is a type of metallic blue with greenish tones that the green-tinted sapphire crystal creates.
However, the dial flaunts contrasting bright orange accents, especially on the lightning bolt-shaped orange seconds hand. Thus, the Milgauss Z-Blue is among the most stunning and colourful watches that Rolex ever produced.
Rolex discontinued the Milgauss in 1988 and re-launched it at Baselworld 2017 as a thoroughly modern timepiece. Among the new Milgauss models, the Reference 116400GV featured a green-tinted sapphire crystal. Later in 2014, a new blue dial shade became a part of the Milgauss series – the Z-Blue.
The unique, striking dial colour wholly modified the watch’s look, pairing with the contrasting orange accents. Moreover, it also made the timepiece stand out from other Rolex models. This Z-Blue dial variant is responsible for its exceeding desirability in the retail and resale market. The watch’s value has significantly soared above the retail price in the second hand market.
The Unique Functionalities
The exclusive anti-magnetic capabilities define the Rolex Milgauss. Keep in mind that Rolex designed the watch for scientists, not for sportspeople. The Milgauss offers magnetic resistance up to at least 1,000gauss.
However, Rolex currently equips the Milgauss with the Calibre 3131, and this also differs the timepiece from others models. The movement offers a power reserve of 48 hours and has a nickel-phosphorous escape wheel and Parachrom hairspring. Moreover, the Calibre 3131 offers the Superlative Chronometer timekeeping precision standard of +2/-2 seconds per day.
However, a fascinating fact is that this movement also powers the latest Air-King 40mm and comes with anti-magnetic elements. Rolex equipped the Milgauss Z-Blue with a sportier Oyster bracelet and an Easylink comfort 5mm extension system.
The Oyster bracelet flaunts brushed surfaces and polished centre links, complementing the watch’s 40mm polished case. Moreover, with a Twinlock screw-down crown, the Milgauss Z-Blue ensures water resistance up to 100m.
Overall, the Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue is among the unique luxury watches in the world. You can wear the watch day-in and day-out and pass it on to generation after generation. Thanks to its unique capabilities and dial colour, the watch is highly coveted among collectors globally.
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