Mint condition Rolex Milgauss Anniversary model reference 116400GV, green glass model. The retail price for the Milgauss is £5,500 and is set for another price increase shortly. The watch comes complete with all boxes and paperwork including the warranty card and is a certified Swiss chronometer. It was originally purchased from authorised Rolex dealers, Michael Jones in Banbury, Oxfordshire 2010. The Milgauss was originally introduced in 1956, and re launched by Rolex 5 years after a period twenty years of dormancy. When introduced in 1956 it was designed to meet the demands of the scientific community and is capable of withstanding magnetic fields of 1,000 gauss. After rigorous testing by CERN engineers , it earned its reputation as the perfect magnetic shield. The Milgauss features an internal Faraday cage. The Faraday cage is an internal enclosure made of conducting material to protect the movement by blocking external static and non static electricity. In addition to the Faraday cage, a blue Parachron hairspring provides additional protection from the effects of magnetism. In addition to being completely insensitive to magnetic fields the Parachrom hairspring is much more shock resistant than normal hairsprings. These features protect the watch from magnetism and electrostatic discharges. Aside from its resistance to magnetic fields, the Milgauss' most unusual and distinguishing feature is its orange lightning bolt second hand, a unique feature in the Rolex lineup that was originally introduced in the 1956 models. This version is particularly nice as it is on the oyster bracelet with smooth steel bezel, black dial with orange primary hour markers and a \thick classic looking green crystal. The crystal which is of course a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The case is unique to the Milgauss but is instantly recognizable as Rolex as it carries the famous Oyster lines and the Oyster is one of the most successful Rolex models of all time. It is plain unassuming yet instantly recognisable for what it is, but without being over designed. This is the classic Rolex Oyster design and the one that made the company famous and represents who they are today. Large Rolex crown logo at 12 and Rolex signed winding crown. The crown is screwed down for water resistance, which is 100 metres or 330 feet. Automatic winding Rolex movement. The watch comes with all of the original box set, wallet, chronometer certificate and hang tags. It is a full size gents watch. Width is 41mm excluding crown, 44 mm including crown and 46 mm lug to lug. Thickness is 12 mm.