Even though many look to Rolex as a steadfast, unchanging bastion of the watch world, there are some definite outliers in the field. *Bejewelled GMT-Masters, leopard Daytonas (which have now given way to unobtainium rainbow Daytona).*These models are so uncommon and special*that they do not really skew the public’s view of Rolex as a manufacturer of all-business timepieces. The Rolex Milgauss aims to offer a moment of madness to everyday watch wearers. For years it has been known as the scientist’s watch due to its inherent ability to withstand strong magnetic forces. This is beneficial to absolutely everyone working at CERN and pretty much*no one else, but hey, when was the last time you took your Submariner to 300m below the sea?. I’m not going to delve into too many technical details but the internal build is as impressive as any other professional watch from this company. The 3131 movement is a familiar workhorse replete with the trademark Parachrom blu hairspring and that strong magnetic shield which lends the Milgauss its purpose in life. So it is another over-engineered tool watch and status symbol?* Don’t be so quick to jump to that conclusion as the Milgauss blazes its own trail…

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