As we all know, the Milgauss maybe Rolex’s most celebrated antimagnetic watch. While the Air-King ref. 116900 with the same case and movement, has been another model in the current collection. Today we’d like to introduce these two modern antimagnetic Rolex replica watches and it’s necessary to investigate why magnetism matters to mechanical watches firstly.
Actually, Magnetic fields are always around us, anywhere, which can not be avoided. It’s sure that the balance spring inside a mechanical movement can be altered if long time exposed in strong strong magnetic fields, therefore wreaking havoc on a watch’s timekeeping ability. As a result, a magnetized watch can end up running too fast or even stop working completely.
What makes us comforting is that magnetization is temporary and the demagnetizing watch is a comparatively simple process. While if you work in environments that have strong magnetic fields, it’s impractical to wear a watch susceptible to magnetization.
Under the background of the 1950s, scientific research, medicine, and electronics were booming industries. Thus, in 1956 Rolex released the Milgauss, an antimagnetic timepiece to cater to scientific professionals that were often exposed to strong magnetic fields. Tested by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Rolex Milgauss could withstand magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss due to a shield protecting the movement made from ferromagnetic alloys.
The Milgauss ref. 116400GV is today’s version of Rolex’s antimagnetic watch, which made its first appearance in 2007. Actually, it’s after the Milgauss was discontinued for around two decades that the Milgauss 116400 brought back the watch to Rolex’s lineup.
The Milgauss 116400GV is a wonderful timepiece that takes vintage details and modern features. Housed within the 40mm stainless steel case is a time-only dial that includes a particular lightning bolt seconds, which can remind of those present in early Milgauss models. Dial colors include classic black or white, as well as an electric “Z-Blue” dial that, matched with the orange details and green sapphire crystal, undoubtedly is an uncharacteristically color for a sporty Rolex watch. The “GV” in the model number refers to the green sapphire crystal sitting on top of the dial, which is exclusive to the Milgauss watch. With a 48-hour power reserve, the antimagnetic Caliber 3131 automatic movement is tucked beneath the case back of the Milgauss 116400GV and protected by a magnetic shield.
On the other hand, the Air-King was another Rolex watch that was discontinued for only two years which is much shorter than that of the Milgauss. Rolex unceremoniously removed the Air-King from the catalog in 2014, just in order to have it returned with a bang in 2016.
At least to say it’s surprising that the 2016 announcement of Air-King ref. 116900, which is a timepiece almost not identical different from other models that share the same name. Not only does the modern Air-King come with a 40mm Oyster case bigger than its predecessors, but also its once-simple dial is now one of Rolex’s most dynamic.
Actually, the time-only black dial is inspired by the Rolex instruments on the dashboard of the BLOODHOUND SSC supersonic vehicle, as illustrated by the vibrant green and yellow accents. It’s interesting for indexes that Fake Rolex uses a mix of the 3-6-9 numerals typical of Explorer dials, along with printed minute markers.
Another surprising twist is that, with the same case and antimagnetic Caliber 3131 automatic movement of the ref. 116400GV Milgauss, complete with its internal antimagnetic shield, the Air-King rejoined the lineup as one of the antimagnetic Rolex watches successfully.
At first glance, it may not very obvious, but the two modern Milgauss and Air-Kingo of antimagnetic Rolex watches are rather similar. Not only did replica Rolex reproduce both of these watches after a period of discontinuation, but also they take very particular dial designs within their otherwise-identical understated steel case and Oyster bracelet exterior.
The ref. 116900 Air-King is regarded as more-or-less a Rolex Milgauss with a different dial and set of hands by many people, while, for those who hunting for an antimagnetic Rolex watch with the more affordable price it’s a perfect choice. The most important is that with two antimagnetic Rolex watches here we have a better selection. Variety is always popular anyway.