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Rolex Milgauss Ref. 116400


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm Milgauss, White Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 116400

The Rolex Milgauss is a renowned for its durability and resistance to magnetic fields. It was first introduced in 1956 and was specifically designed for professionals working in environments with high levels of electromagnetic interference, such as scientists and engineers. The name “Milgauss” is a portmanteau of “mille” (French for a thousand) and “gauss” (a unit of magnetic induction), signifying its ability to withstand up to 1,000 gauss of magnetic force.  The original Milgauss line stayed in production until the late 1980’s.

After a nineteen-year absence from the Rolex catalog, the Milgauss line returned with this reference 116400. As the story goes, it was released the same year that the CERN Large Hadron Collider was completed. The newly redesigned case saw an increase in size to 40 mm in diameter, and the watch was fitted with a fixed, smooth bezel proportional to the rest of the case. In contrast to Rolex’s traditionally sober and classical aesthetic, the reference 116400 has a rather bold and playful design, featuring bright orange accents, which extend to its signature, lightning bolt-shaped seconds hand.

Initially, the reference 116400 was sold in three variations – black or white dials topped with a clear sapphire crystal or a black dial with a green “Glace Verte” sapphire crystal. Today, all reference 116400 watches are fitted with green-tinted sapphire crystals, which Rolex does not do on any other watch.  Additionally, the white dial option has been discontinued, making this white dialed watch a collectible that is only available as a pre-owned watch. Over the years, the Milgauss has become a symbol of scientific achievement and remains a popular choice among collectors and professionals who require a timepiece with magnetic resistance, but also among Rolex fans that appreciate a Rolex watch that stands apart.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet



Box and Papers

Warranty Card





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0006397
Model #116400
Model NameMilgauss
Year Producedca. 2014
Serial Number7XXXXXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.