Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 116400GV
    Case No: 5428R2H9
    Model Name: Milgauss
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3131, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Dickson Watch & Jewellery Co. LTD. Hong Kong dated 8th June 2019, instruction manuals, product literature, hang tags, purchase invoice, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Milgauss was first introduced to the world in 1956 via the ref. 6541. Designed as an antimagnetic wristwatch for professionals working in power plants, medical facilities and labs, the watch was able to withstand magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss as well as being the chosen timepiece worn by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva.

    Released in 2007, the Milgauss ref. 116400 replaced its former long-lived ref. 1019. Bearing the same principle as all previous Milgauss references, the movement is protected by a metal cage. Paying its rightful homage to the ref. 6541, the ref. 116400 features a fan's favourite, the orange “thunderbolt” center seconds hand. Furthermore, what is notably interesting is that the ref. 116400 features a green tinted sapphire crystal giving the reference an entirely unique appeal that can be spotted from afar. Till today, it is the only Rolex model ever produced to feature a tinted sapphire crystal.

    The present example Rolex Milgauss ref. 116400GV from circa 2019 is offered in excellent overall condition and is complete with its full set of accessories offered by the original owner.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 116400GV
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with “thunderbolt” center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2019
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$100,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022