ROLEX MILGAUSS REF 1019 ACIER BLACK MK1 SQUARE LUME from 1969
Movement : Auto cal 1580
Diameter : 40mm
Serial : 19XXXXX
Case: Beautiful case still thick and with angles still present and clearly visible chamfers. Bezel in perfect condition. Case back mark III 68. First case series. Original brass dust cover. No significant visible shocks. The watch has been lightly polished and worn in the past but keeps a beautiful case. Movement specific to this reference and cal 1580 model. The milgauss have always had a movement exclusive to this model in order to guarantee its proper functioning even in the presence of a very strong magnetic field that another non-professional watch could not withstand.
Dial: Beautiful and extremely rare original black dial with luminescent tritium square indexes (square lume) only on the first series and very rare in black with white non-silver writing. Superb homogeneous patina of the original indexes and bevelled hands. Very rare watch. Dial still in good condition with no flaws. Almost impossible to be found and highly sought after in this configuration. All the tritium in the indexes and hands react on the UV and then turn off (original).
Bracelet : Rolex later added oyster steel ref 78360 endlink 580 in good condition
Our opinion: A beautiful example of one of the rarest references at Rolex vintage sports model reference 1019. The Rolex Milgauss with its black dial and square indexes and Milgauss writing in red. A must have of any Rolex collection, model produced until 1980, this watch is part of the rarest and most sought after 1968 mark I first series, serial number 18XXXX first series of 1019. The watch is in good condition, its original dial one of the rarest with square lume and white writing with a superb patina of the indexes which match the hands with the clearly visible red milgauss! Rare watch in this condition because almost all of them had a more readable white dial at that time. A very nice collector's example and in very good condition with its later oyster bracelet but more comfortable to wear.