The one that most people did not expect as a rolex Milgauss Oystersteel Z-blue Dial replica Watch novelty at Baselworld 2014 … We already knew that the Black Dial version without the green glass (Ref. 116400) was going to be eliminated. What the world of the clock did not expect was the arrival of a new version of Milgauss, especially one with a blue sphere. Nobody except us! In our annual Rolex rumor article, we present you with a blue dial on the antimagnetic Rolex, but, we must admit, with a less beautiful color. And once on the wrist, we must say that the ‘Z Blue’ (his nickname) is a very interesting novelty. Let us introduce you the Rolex Milgauss Blue Dial Ref. 116400GV.
HISTORY OF THE MIRACULOUS
The Milgauss, which stands for 1000 Gauss in French, was introduced in 1956 as the antimagnetic watch for those working in power plants, medical facilities and research laboratories (such as CERN near Geneva) where intense electromagnetic fields can affect the time of a clock . Some of the moving parts of a watch, such as the balance wheel and the spiral, are sensitive to electromagnetic fields that can affect the amplitude of its stroke and, therefore, change the frequency of movement. A problem that some of you have faced once with your own watches (due to the magnetism of the computer or mobile phone, for example). But when it comes to working in such conditions all day, an antimagnetic surveillance is clearly a necessity. A simple solution is to house the movement in a Faraday cage, a protective enclosure formed by a conductive material, generally sweet iron.
You may wonder why the new Milgauss is (already) nicknamed ‘Z Blue’. The reason is that the electric blue sphere is covered with zirconium. The main novelty of this reference is that the blue tone is very bright and, as it presents a metallic finish with a sunburst effect, it goes from a deep blue to an aquamarine blue with green reflections, depending on the light conditions. When the clock was presented, we had doubts about all its different colors: blue dial, white indexes, orange seconds and markers, green tinted glass. In the meat, the combination works very well, since the glass and the dial combine with the green and orange reflections contrasts well with the rest of the watch, creating an original atmosphere, far from the monochromatic aspect of a Submariner.
For the rest, Ref. 116400GV ‘Z Blue’ is a Milgauss, which means a reasonable diameter of 40 mm, a polished stainless steel case (water resistant to 100 m) and very comfortable oyster bracelet with Easylink clasp (which allows very easy microadjustments). Like most Rolex, it looks great, even with its 157 grams. The dial, in addition to its blue color, features white gold markers and hands are filled with white Chromalight; and there is the tiny recognizable orange edge.
All current Milgauss models are based on 40mm Oyster steel boxes and offer 100M water resistance thanks to the Twinlock crown system. The new version of the blue dial includes the distinctive green tinted glass, the bright orange Arabic minute track and the second Milgauss signature lighters. It joins the white and black versions without the green glass and is basically identical to the black version with the green sapphire, except for the blue dial.
The movement is the same Rolex 3131 caliber, a COSC certified movement that runs at 4 Hz with a parachrom spiral, paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel and a 48-hour power reserve. The Milgauss also comes equipped with an Oyster bracelet with the easy link extension system that allows for a simple micro-adjustment without tools.
Stainless steel case with a stainless steel Rolex oyster bracelet. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Blue dial with luminous silver tone hands and hour index markers. Minute markers around the outer edge. Dial Type: Analog. Needles and luminescent markers. Automatic movement with a 48-hour power reserve. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Screw the crown. Solid box again. Diameter of the box: 40 mm. Thickness of the box: 13 mm. Round box shape Band width: 15 mm / 20 mm. Band length: 7.5 inches. Closing of Oysterlock. Water resistant to 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style Watch label: Made in Switzerland. Variations of the article: 116400GV-Z. Rolex Milgauss Stainless steel automatic dial 116400GV stainless steel watch.