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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 116400V
    Case No: V852'240
    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 stamped "G3T"
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex Guarantee card stamped by USA retailer Ben bridge Jewelers and dated June 17, 2010, product literature and document holder

  • Catalogue Essay

    After nearly 20 years since the discontinuation of reference 1019, Rolex released a new Milgauss model in 2007, the present ref. 116400V. Its most striking characteristic is without a doubt the orange “Thunderbolt” second hand, an homage to the vintage model ref. 6541. Also noteworthy is the fact that the present model is the only Rolex reference to feature a tinted crystal. The overall aesthetic of the piece is extremely bold, the orange of the hand reprised by the five minute Arabic divisions, Milgauss designation, and orange-tinted luminova for the 3, 6 and 9 hour markers.

    Technically, it employs the same methodology as ref. 6541 and 1019 to achieve high resistance to magnetic fields: the movement is enclosed into a metal box which acts as faraday cage, allowing the piece to run smoothly even in magnetic fields up to 1000 Gauss.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    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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Ref. 116400V
An attractive stainless steel automatic wristwatch with "thuderbolt" center seconds, bracelet and guarantee

Circa 2010
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$31,000 - 47,000 
€3,500-5,400
$4,000-6,000

Sold for HK$60,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019