Milgauss 1980

I’ve been fascinated by watches since the introduction of Mickey Mouse watches by McDonald’s when I was 12 years old. I don’t know why but I always was intrigued by the simplicity of a watch yet the complexity of the movement. Over the years I’ve never lost my interest but then again I haven’t pursued it as much as I could have.

The Milgauss was designed to meet the demands of the scientific community working around electromagnetic fields. The first of its kind, it is capable of withstanding magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss and became known for being worn by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. Its resistance to magnetic interference stems from a shield inside the case made of ferromagnetic alloys, which protects the movement. This is a lovely example of a 1980 model amongst the last produced until it was introduced later in 2007 with a new and revised dial.