Rolex Steel Milgauss “CERN” Silver Dial 1019 (Box Set) (SOLD)
Brand: Vintage Milgauss
Reference: OT1670; OT1671
This Rolex Milgauss was designed for use by scientists and doctors who were working in environments with strong magnetic fields, which could magnetize movements, affecting their timekeeping abilities. In the early 1950s, Rolex was approached by CERN, the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, and asked to develop a wristwatch that would maintain accurate timekeeping while being exposed to powerful magnetic fields. They have made special dial where the watch was designed without the radioactive tritium which interfered with delicate experiment and named after them – the “CERN” Dial.