The type of watch a man chooses to wear speaks volumes about his interests and inclinations. Working from this premise, if he’s flashing a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss on his wrist, then you know he’s got serious class, not to mention a bank balance to match.
First introduced in 1956, the Milgauss, capable of withstanding magnetic fields of up to 1 000 gauss, was originally designed to meet the demands of the scientific community. It uses 904L steel – usually reserved for the chemical industry, where maximum resistance against corrosion is essential – for its case. Its blue Parachrom hairspring, crafted from paramagnetic alloy, is not only unaffected by magnetic fields, but is also up to 10 times more resistant to shocks than conventional varieties. This impressive timepiece is selfwinding and waterproof to 100 m. Expect to pay about R60 000 for either the white or black dial, and about R67 000 for the green sapphire crystal dial (depending on the exchange rate). Visit www.rolex.com