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Rare Rolex Milgauss CERN Dial, Box and Papers
Auction Ended
12 Bids
Reserve Met
Auction Ended On
September 12, 2018
Lot 4
Starting Bid: $17,000
Sku: 119566
Brand: Rolex
Model: Milgauss
Reference: 1019
Serial: 1,6XX,XXX - 1967
Gender: Men's
Material: Stainless Steel
Dial: Silver
Size: 40mm
Bracelet: Oyster Rivet
Accessories:        Rolex Box and Papers

*The Watch is running at COSC spec.
*This item has a Reserve
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VINTAGE ROLEX Milgauss 1019. Circa 1967

This Rolex Milgauss was designed for use by scientists and doctors who were working in environments with strong magnetic fields, which could magnetize movements, affecting their timekeeping abilities. The first model of Milgauss was the reference 6541, which featured a textured dial and smooth or rotating bezel depending on the destination market, and most often with no luminous material on the dial or in the hands in order to not affect Geiger counters when leaving an area with radioactivity. The successor reference in the 1960s was the reference 1019, which was only designed with a smooth, non-rotating bezel.

It is thought that a number of these watches were for the CERN, the European Organization for scientific research, established in 1954 and headquartered outside of Geneva, Switzerland. The present watch features the early style of Milgauss dial (also known as a “Mark 1” 1019 dial) with smaller Rolex type as well as a non-luminous dial and hands. This version is known as a “CERN dial” since there is no luminous material on the dial and hands, simply black paint. These CERN Milgauss watches are highly prized by collectors and rarely seen coming from original owners with box and papers.


The original watch owner's wife bought this watch for him in 1970 in Detroit, Michigan. He really enjoyed wearing the watch, especially on their anniversaries. When he wore the watch out and about, he would get a lot of compliments, as people recognized it as a Rolex. The watch was purchased brand new, and has only one previous owner, who had worked for years as an insurance physical damage appraiser, and also owned his own appraisal service and a collision shop. This watch was a special gift to from his wife to him, and he purchased for her a cameo bracelet with different cameos in an array of colors, which she still owns.



The dial appears to be original and is a non-luminous “Mark 1” dial, known as a “CERN dial,” since it does not have luminous material on it. The hour minute, and seconds hands appear to be original. The hour and minute are non-luminous, with black paint in them, matching the “CERN dial.” The seconds hand has the red triangle tip that is correct, and likely original to the watch.


The case has been polished, but is otherwise in nice condition.


The bezel appears to be original, is smooth, and has been polished.


The bracelet is a reference 7206, with 58 end links, and the clasp date code is 4 / 68, indicating production in the fourth quarter of 1968. The bracelet appears to be unpolished, with some stretch, and is not original to the watch.


The watch is running and keeping time, and a one-year service warranty is included. The bracelet has 12 links and will approximately fit an 7.5 inch wrist.

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