The return of the lightning bolt hand
Since the demand for the watch was moderate at best, the production of the second Milgauss model - Ref. 1019 - was stopped in 1988. As has previously been the case, the prices for the Milgauss consequently rose to impressive heights.
In 2007, Rolex decided to bring out a new edition of the model. Staying true to the original design of 1954, Rolex equipped the Milgauss with a bold second hand shaped like a lightning bolt. Today’s Milgauss preserves the character of the collection and continues to symbolize the strength and the spirit of research. Above all, it is the high recognition value that makes the Rolex Milgauss a much-desired watch. The most recent Milgauss generation features a pragmatic component since parts of the movement are comprised of the most modern materials that withstand magnetic interference. The Parachrom hairspring, for example, is insensitive to both shock and magnetism.