Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 551

ROLEX, REF. 1019, MILGAUSS, BLACK DIAL A fine and rare, self-winding, stainless steel anti-magnetic wristwatch.

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

HKD 160,000 - 240,000 / USD 20,000 - 30,000

Sold: CHF 25,000

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Milgauss

Reference Ref. 1019

Year 1979 (caseback II.70)

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex bracelet, approx. overall length 150 mm.

Numbers Case N. 6'136'696

Caliber 1580

Dimensions 38 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.


The successor of the renowned Milgauss 6542 featuring the lightening seconds hand, the 1019 was also designed to be resistant to strong electrical fields (milgauss meaning in latin one thousand and gauss the unit of a magnetic field) and was made to appeal to scientists working in such environments. Due to its limited appeal, sales were dissapointing with many examples remaining unsold for years sometimes even a decade. One of the great vintage Rolex sport watches still tremendously under-valued.