Weekly Watch Photo – Rolex Milgauss 1019

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Frank Geelen | ic_query_builder_black_24px 1 minute read |

Monochrome’s Weekly Watch Photo shows you the shooting of the 2012 calendar of the Horlogefotograaf, or Watch Photographer in English. It will be full with the most gorgeous new and vintage Rolex beauties. 

Like this vintage Rolex Milgauss ref.1019 seen through the display of the Canon 5D Mk-II that is used.

Rolex introduced the Oyster Perpetual Milgauss reference 6451 in 1956. The original Milgauss (ref.6451) looked very different from the Milgauss on the photo above (ref.1019). It had a (for that time) over-sized case and bezel with a Twinlock crown and came on a riveted Oyster bracelet.

The Milgauss was designed as antimagnetic watch, like the IWC Ingenieur, and was meant for people who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs where electromagnetic fields can have a negative impact on the timing abilities of a mechanical watch. The Milgauss has a soft iron case around the movement that works like a Faraday cage. Possible negative influences on the hairspring are history, since Rolex started to make Parachrom-Blu hairsprings, like we already mentioned in the post about the Platinum Day-Date.

The photo is made by Bert, the Watch Photographer. More about his 2012 calendar can be found on his website and on his Facebook page.

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