Sunday, August 7, 2011

Framewatcher: Rolex Milgauss with a crocodile NATO strap

We’ve seen Orlando Bloom’s Rolex Explorer watch as well as his Bremont watch, now check out our sexy British hottie wearing his Rolex Milgauss on a crocodile NATO strap.

Is that hot or what? Anyhoo, for those of you interested in watch history, particularly why this watch is called Milgauss, here’s the skinny from wikipedia:
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is a highly collectible model introduced by Rolex in 1954 with the model number 6451. The Milgauss was designed as antimagnetic watch specifically for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs (like those in Geneva) where electromagnetic fields can cause havoc with the timing of a watch. The current model Milgauss is equipped with amagnetic alloy (Parachrom-Blu) hairspring and movement encased by a Faraday cage. The name Milgauss is derived from the Latin mil, which means one-thousand, and gauss, the unit of a magnetic field. This model is so named because it can withstand a magnetic flux density of 1,000 gauss.

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