Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Nov 29, 2020

LOT 224


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

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

HKD 170,000 - 250,000

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

Sold: HKD 225,000

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


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.