This 1xxxxxx-serial Rolex Vintage Milgauss Ref:1019 is rated 9.7 out of 10. Watch only. The Milgauss is a beautiful anomaly in Rolex’s line of watches; it was geared toward a very specific market – mainly scientists and other professionals who were exposed to magnetic fields. A soft iron cage developed following Michael Faraday’s creation of the “Faraday cage” shields the Milgauss’ movement from magnetic disturbances. Because of the additional cage, the Milgauss has a larger 38 mm case – unusual dimensions for the brand that swore by the 36 mm size at the time (think about the Explorer and Datejust). The Milgauss was not exclusively about function, as it also featured seriously dreamy dials – either black or mirror finished like you see here and that would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Highly collectible.