Inspiring an exclusive and elegant timepiece, Karl Lagerfeld is responsible for this signature Rolex Oyser Perpetual Milgauss. Featured at the brand flagship boutiques, the limited edition pieces are exquisite designs crafted in matte black as designed by the Bamford Watch Department, featuring the signature of the Chanel director, as well as his cameo sitting at 7 o'clock. The timepiece was originally created in 1956 and featured an anti-magnetic design that made it practical for scientific laboratories and power plants.
This brilliant timepiece is priced for an upper echelon of customers, but is definitely a great piece for any collector. The brand is launching another flagship boutique on London's Regent Street, a 27,000 square foot store, selling luxury pieces, and other high-end goods. This monochrome timepiece is aesthetically plain, and yet beautiful in the simplicity and classic design.
The Bamford name is synonymous with precision, quality and uncompromising style and luxury. They aligned themselves with some of the major brands from the world of timepieces and took on the personalization of each of those iconic pieces. Now stepping in with another famous face, the brand collaboration coupled with a master of horological luxury designs brings us this latest masterpiece.
The Karl Lagerfeld-inspired Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is a timepiece that captures the passion of science and the mystery of technogical discovery. The watch is constructed to withstand magnetic fields up to 1,000 gauss of magnetic force, and protecting interference from magnetic fields is just one of the technological feats this piece comes equipped with, the chronometric precision is another. It is the timepiece that is worn by the scientists at the European Organization for Nucelar Research, and at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider, both in Geneva.
The dial showcases the profile of the legend, and has the luminous hour markers that provide clear readability. Sitting at the 12 o'clock position is the brands unmistakable logo and the central second hand has been designed as a lightning bolt shape, providing yet another hint at the timepieces special features for electromagnetism. The self-winding mechanical movement that powers the luxury watch is Caliber 3131, and is enhanced with characteristics that also make it resistant to magnetism.
The innovative timepiece is crafted with a 40 mm case and the ferromagnetic alloys that provide the magnetic protection. The luxury case is designed in all matte black, with a bezel that holds the scratch resistant sapphire crystal. As with all the brand pieces, the Karl Lagerfeld-inspired Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss crystal is glare proof on both sides and allows for the highest level of legibility in all levels of light. The bracelet of course is the brand respected three-piece link system with the oyster lock folding clasp.