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The reliability and precision of an ordinary mechanical watch can be affected by a magnetic field of 50 to 100 gauss. But many scientists are exposed to much higher magnetic fields during the course of their work. Rolex’s solution was the Rolex Milgauss, created in 1956, the first watch of its kind. Hence the name of the watch, mille being French for thousand.
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The Oyster Perpetual Milgauss, the watch for those with a passion for the worlds of science and discovery, reconciles strong magnetic fields and chronometric precision.