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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 237

    Rolex. A fine stainless steel self-winding water-resistant anti-magnetic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, MILGAUSS, REF. 1019, CASE NO. 2556274, MANUFACTURED IN 1970

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    Rolex. A fine stainless steel self-winding water-resistant anti-magnetic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Milgauss, ref. 1019, case no. 2556274, manufactured in 1970
    Cal. 1580 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, gilt metal anti-magnetic cap, the black matte aluminium dial with applied baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds hand with red arrow top, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    The Milgauss model was designed for use in areas of high electro-magnetic fields found in laboratories and electro-engineering. One of the most distinctive of all Rolex 'Sports' models, the 1019 was the last 'tool' watch designed for a specific activity to be made by the renowned firm. In production from 1966 to 1990, the model was only available in stainless steel. Its name is derived from the Greek "Mil" for thousand and "Gauss", the unit to measure magnetism. A normal watch movement can withstand to 70-90 Gauss whereas the Milgauss keeps its incredibly precision in a magnetic field up to 1000 Gauss.

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    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.