Fake Rolex’s philosophy has always been about achieving the extraordinary, from reaching the deepest of the seas to the highest of the mountains. The Milgauss is one of the oddities among their sport models – it never had any fancy backstory related to exploration over land, air, or sea like the other sport models. However, it certainly came about from exploring the new frontier.
As World War II came to an end in 1945, there was a rise of significant interest in whether nuclear energy would become the next best source of energy in the world. In the 1950s, as more scientists, engineers, and technicians entered this research field, a brand new demand for high quality replica watches with higher anti-magnetic capabilities needed to be addressed. While wristwatches were generally made with anti-magnetic properties by this era, this was a whole new work environment with much higher magnetism than previously known.
The name “Milgauss” signifies the watch’s ability: “Mil” means one thousand, and “gauss” is a unit of magnetic induction. The Swiss movement fake Rolex Milgauss was designed to resist up to 1,000 gauss, and in the late 1950s, the anti-magnetic capability was officially tested by the European Council for Nuclear Research in Geneva (aka CERN). It passed the test, confirming the watch’s capacity to withstand up to 1,000 gauss, as the name claims.
The Rolex ref. 1019 replica with steel bracelet is the third generation model introduced in the 1960s. Rolex updated this model to a more subtle design overall with either a silver or black dial, polished smooth bezel, and seconds hand with a small red triangle tip. The case size is just right at 38mm, hitting in the middle of Datejust/Day-Date and Submariner/GMT-Master territories. It’s certainly not the most recognized Rolex copy sport model, but this is exactly why I love this piece. It has an interesting history, and only people with a keen eye will know what you have on your wrist.