Introduced in 1956 the Rolex Milgauss was originally designed to meet the needs of a person who worked in close proximity to magnetic fields. The name Milgauss refers to its ability to withstand magnetic fields of one thousand gauss. Designing a watch to have specific use or purpose is a hallmark of Rolex and one of many reasons the brand has become an icon in the industry. Purpose driven, or Tool watches, tend to have cross generational appeal due to their classic and functional design. This Milgauss falls precisely in this category. Even though its original purpose, to withstand magnetic fields, may not be the first reason this watch will appeal to a watch enthusiast this feature has positioned the Milgauss as a tried and true tool watch. The 40 mm stainless steel case places this watch right between a more dressy Datejust and a full on sport watch like the Submariner. Aesthetically it has an understated elegance while holding on to its Tool watch roots with a subtle design and profile. The orange number markers and distinct seconds hand add a punch of personality the overall design. This watch comes complete with original box, papers and 4 years remaining on the Rolex guarantee.