Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Nov 29, 2020

LOT 224


HKD 170,000 - 250,000

CHF 20,000 - 30,000 / USD 21,000 - 32,000

Sold: HKD 225,000

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, anti-magnetic wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, with centre-seconds.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-08

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Milgauss

Reference 1019

Year Circa 1979

Movement No. M885670

Case No. 6159010

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex 78360 bracelet , 580 endlink , total 12 links, approx. length 190mm

Caliber 1580

Dimensions Ø 39 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement


The Rolex antimagnetic watch Ref. 1019 was launched in 1960 to replace the first generation antimagnetic watch Ref. 6541 (nicknamed Lightning Bolt). The reference name Milgaussis a combination of the French word of 1000 ‘Mille’, and ‘Gauss’ - the unit used to measure magnetism, as to state that the watch can withstand 1000 gauss of magnetism. The calibre 1580 of this reference features a special spiral and an antimagnetic inner cap to guarantee its antimagnetic function. The current example is in an overall very good condition.