I have already introduced you with the new Rolex Yacht-Master II that was introduced at Baselworld 2007. Now Rolex’s another amazing timepiece is Milgauss. This Rolex Milgauss is well known for its ability to resist a magnetic field of 1,000 Gauss. The new Rolex Milgauss uses the classic Faraday Cage construction and sports a green glass on the black dial version. I know you are wondering that how-cum this Rolex wristwatch can resist magnetic field of 1,000 Guass? Here is the answer; it has Parachrom-Blu hairspring that guarantees anti-magnetic resistance. This Parachrom-Blu hairspring is completely unaffected by electro-magnetic forces. Hmm! Pretty good achievement! Even several escapement parts and one wheel are made from a new and undisclosed alloy, which is as resistant as the hairspring. The Milgauss comes in the new, slightly larger case size of 40mm, with the 3131 movement. There are white and black dial versions available, both with a nifty and surprisingly modern lightning shaped second hand and ‘ROLEXROLEXROLEX’ around the face on the chapter ring. (As Christian noted, for better or worse, the new models are more heavily branded than their predecessors.) One difference between the two versions is that the black dial has a sapphire crystal that is slightly green at an angle, as you can see from the image gallery on their site. List price on both is rumored to be $5,900. Now let’s have insight into the history of Milgauss model. It was introduced in 1954 for those people who worked in environments with strong magnetic fields for example, power plants, research labs, etc. The IWC Ingenieur, the Patek Philippe Amagnetic, and the Omega Rail master, all of which had similar magnetic resistance, further crowded this small market. The Milgauss was the slowest seller in the Rolex lineup, and was sold for about 20 years before being removed from their catalog. This timepiece is tough and has excellent retro styling. I liked its well-designed bracelet.