Rolex Vintage Milgauss Stainless Steel Ref. 1019 Circa 1969

$28,500.00 USD

Manufacturer: Rolex
Model: Milgauss
Reference Number: 1019
Movement: Automatic
Condition: Good
Gender: Men’s/unisex
Time Period: 1969 - 1970 
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector's item
Our Best Price: $28,500

Movement: -
Caliber: 1580

Jewels: 26 

Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Diameter: 38 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Waterproof: 100 ft. / 30 m.
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Material Bezel: Fixed stainless steel
Glass: Acrylic 
Dial: Silver linen
Dial Numerals: Stainless steel faceted baton-shaped hour indices with luminous inlays, luminous dots on a perimeter, black painted minute/seconds division around the outer rim

Bracelet color: Stainless steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless steel (78360) - endlinks (558 B)
Clasp: Fold-over with Rolex crown
Clasp material: Stainless steel (78360 P4)

Hours, minutes, center sweep seconds, 48-hour power reserve

Stainless steel round-shaped solid three-body case, curved lugs, bracelet, and angled bezel are polished and brushed
Stainless steel Twinlock screw-down crown engraved with Rolex crown logo
Stainless steel solid screw-down anti-magnetic case back and a soft iron gilt metal antimagnetic protecting cap that serves as a Faraday cage
Stainless steel tapered paddle-shaped hands, stick-shaped center sweep seconds hand with a red triangle tip.
The automatic self-winding caliber 1580 is a movement that can only be found in the Milgauss ref. 1019. It is rhodium-plated with oeil de perdrix embellishment. It has a shock absorber mechanism and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, a self-compensating free-sprung Bréguet balance spring, a Microstella regulating screws, a fourth wheel, an escape wheel, and a jeweled pallet fork.
This mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75 Hz).
Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC), case, dial, and movement are all signed.
Serial # 201**** circa 1969 - 1970
In production from 1966 to 1990, the reference 1019 was only available in stainless steel. Its name is derived from the Greek "Mil" for thousand and "Gauss" (named in honor of the German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss), the unit to measure magnetism. A normal watch movement can withstand 70-90 Gauss whereas the Milgauss keeps its incredible precision in a magnetic field up to 1000 Gauss.
Incomplete (no box, no papers)