5 Watch Straps To Suit the Rolex Milgauss
The Rolex Milgauss is a pioneering anti-magnetic watch designed to withstand high levels of electromagnetism, originally designed for scientists and engineers.
Before the Milgauss was created, scientists and other professionals had an issue; an electromagnetic field larger than 50 to 100 gauss would significantly play havoc with the timing of a watch. They either had to deal with a dysfunctional timepiece, or simply not wear one. Just like diver’s watches needed water-resistance and pilot’s watches needed legibility, scientists' watches needed magnetic-resistance, which is exactly why the Milgauss was created.
The Rolex Milaguss Today
The current Milgauss model features several new technological advances, including a shield inside the Oyster case made of ferromagnetic alloys, to increase Milgauss’s resistance to magnetic fields. The shield surrounds and protects the movement, making sure it runs accurately.
The newly released model is also equipped with a magnetic alloy Parachrom-Blu hairspring, which is finer than a human hair, yet resistant to magnetic fields and up to 10 times more resistant to shocks, such as from dropping the watch. Rolex also includes the symbol for magnetic flux density (the capital letter ‘B’ with an arrow) engraved in the magnetic shield.
For the Milgauss owners looking to switch up their bracelet for something a little more suitable, we’re here to help! Here are 5 durable and incredibly robust alternative straps for your much-loved Milgauss timepiece.
5 Watch Straps To Suit The Rolex Milgauss Include;
- Hirsch James
- Bonetto Cinturini 328 NATO
- Morellato Corfu
- Hirsch Urbane
- Rios1931 Chicago
If you’re looking for a high-quality ventilated rubber band to perfectly pair with your Milgauss, the Hirsch James collection might just be the ideal choice.
Combining the flexibility and dependability of Hirsch's tried and tested natural Caoutchouc rubber core with an upper leather layer made from high-quality refined Italian calfskin, the James performance strap really is the best of both worlds, offering up high performance during intense activity with classy, traditional stitched leather style. It’s not called the performance strap for nothing!
Shop our full Hirsch James collection here.
With 40 years experience specialising in crafting premium rubber watch straps, Italian manufacturer Bonetto Cinturini are another perfectly suitable alternative strap for the Rolex Milgauss. Their straps are 100% waterproof, and ideally suited for challenging activities such as exercise, aquatic sports or in adverse conditions.
The 328 strap is a twist on the venerable NATO military band, featuring a seamless combination of premium material quality and a tried and true, comfortable form-factor.
The all-rubber construction makes for peerless water resistance and a supple, comfortable fit upon the wrist, while a specially reinforced section around the holes greatly enhances its resistance to wear-and-tear.
This strap is available in 2 colours - black and light grey, with a choice of polished, or sandblasted matt hardware, allowing you to subtly customise the strap's accent.
You can find the full Bonetto Cinturini 328 NATO collection here.
The Corfù is a durable, eco-friendly watch strap and part of Morellato's 'Save The Nature' line of recycled material accessories, composed of reclaimed fabric in a dense Gabardine-style weave.
Featuring a classic, understated style, fully-remborded and outlined with a tonal stitch for added durability that doesn't compromise on good looks, while also having minimal impact on the environment.
Shop our complete Corfu collection here.
A natural rubber watch with a smooth, uniform curvature, the Urbane is a sleek and modern strap with a soft and supple consistency that's a pleasure against the wrist. The strap is also waterproof, UV-resistant and hypoallergenic, making it an excellently versatile accessory for your Rolex Milgauss.
Last but not least, we have the Chicago watch strap by Rios1931, crafted from high-quality cordovan leather and known for its exceptional durability.
The Chicago s is a generously padded yet classy watch strap with hard-wearing characteristics and a substantial shape and texture, accentuated with a hand-stitched saddler's seam in a matching, complementary tone.
All Chicago straps also come complete with a high-quality Rios1931 buckle in a selection of three traditional metallic tones.
View our full Rios1931 Chicago collection here.
Written by Kate, for Watch Obsession.