Rolex Steel Milgauss “CERN” Silver Dial 1019 (Box Set)
Brand: Vintage Milgauss
Serial number: 16xxxxx
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.
Case: 36mm without crown; show sign of wear with very slight polished from previous; inner case back stamped 1019 II.67
Dial: Excellent Condition Silver non-luminous dial and hands. This version is known as a “CERN dial” since there is no luminous material on the dial and hands, simply black paint.
Bracelet: Rolex Rivet Bracelet w/ 12 links; end links 80 & clasp code 3 69
Accessories: Rolex Guarantee; Rolex Milgauss booklet; White Booklet; Green Leather Pocket & Rolex Box