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http://www.thewatchbox.com http://www.thewatchbox.com The Rolex Milgauss proves that tools watches are cool watches. An understated counterpart to the Oyster divers, GMT, and Chronographs, the Milgauss nevertheless cuts a less formal profile than the Rolex Cellini dress watch lineup. This Milgauss 116400GV features the coveted green crystal that has made the "GV" the standout member of the contemporary Milgauss model line From its origins as an anti-magnetic technologist's timepiece during the mid-1950's the Milgauss has evolved into a refreshingly hip and offbeat member of the Rolex Oyster family. Its clean dial is a byproduct of the integrated soft iron Faraday cage that encloses and magnetically shields the movement; there simply isn't a way to include the aperture for the date window. The Faraday cage's paramagnetic structure channels magnetic fields around the movement rather than through it. This results in antimagnetic properties that protect the watch's hairspring from becoming magnetized and causing inaccurate timing. The escapement and balance assembly contain additional measures to shield the Milgauss' Rolex caliber 3131. Escapement components crafted of anti-magnetic anachronous nickel combine with Rolex's Parachrom Blue antimagnetic hairspring to bolster the magnetic resistance of the Milgauss. On the wrist, the Milgauss 116400GV wears with elegance and a low profile absent on the larger rotating-bezel Rolex Oyster models. The Milgauss can pull double-duty as a dress watch when the need arises. Rolex's latest solid lug Oyster Bracelet and milled Oysterclasp add a stout feel and robust security to the Milgauss experience. The Easylink tool-free extension adds or subtracts 5mm from the bracelet on demand. Still a certified Swiss chronometer and hardened against the magnetic flux of high-powered electronics such as computers and speakers, the Milgauss is as practical as it is stylish. See this Rolex Milgauss 116400GV with comprehensive factory accessories on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.