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Rare Stainless Steel "Milgauss" Wristwatch, Rolex

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2771B
Lot:
443
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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2771B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 09, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Stainless Steel "Milgauss" Wristwatch, Rolex, c. 1966, the silver-tone metal dial with baton numeral indicators, automatic movement, 37 mm, no. 2,005,090, ref no. 1019, completed by an Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp, signed, (dial with tridium residue).

Note: The Milgauss wristwatch originates with the advent of electromagnetic technology. In an electromagnetic environment of more that 60 to 70 Gauss, the ordinary wristwatch was not able to keep time accurately, and would stop completely in an environment of more than 1000 Gauss. As increasing numbers of scientists and technicians were exposed to electromagnetic working conditions, a more reliable device was needed to insure precise time keeping in their work. Rolex created the Milgauss after years of research, with high anti-magnetic ability as an answer to this problem.
Estimate $12,000-15,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Rare Stainless Steel, silver-tone metal dial, electromagnetic technology

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