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Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue Edition 116400GV Watch Review

Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue Edition Watch Review
Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue Edition Watch Review
Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue Edition 116400GV Watch Review
Description
Never underestimate the power of color. At times, it could be the saving grace of what was once a failed retail item. Such is the story of Rolex’s Milgauss, which has been painted in an ethereal blue color they’ve named “Z-Blue.” With a glowing green-tinted halo and a bright orange second hand, the mix of colors makes for a more exciting timepiece. This is definitely one many haven’t seen before in the world of luxury timepieces.
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Colors are not all too common in the luxury watch business. This upscale market usually prefers classic neutral-tones wherein the materialization and innovations would be front and center. No one can deny, however, that colors make any piece much more impactful and add value to their overall design. It’s the eye-catching tones and vivid hues that capture customers’ attention when they shop. They make the timepieces, an old-school product, all the more contemporary and modern as well. Even Rolex has seen the value of adding pops of color into their luxury watches as they released a Z-Blue edition of their Milgauss model.

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US$7,665.09 to US$7,93.17
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Release date: March 2014
Price when reviewed: $8,200

The Rolex Milgauss watch is often forgotten when talking about the Swiss luxury brand’s beloved range. In fact, the line was just relaunched back in 2007 after it closed down due to poor retail performance and lack of interest from clients. Now, they offer the Milgauss in new iterations, such as the Z-Blue edition which debuted back in Baselworld 2014. Each piece of this bright new model costs $8,200.

Specifications:

  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Water Resistant: 100 meters
  • Power Reserve: 48 hours
  • Frequency: 4Hz
  • Strap: Steel bracelet
  • Buckle: Tang buckle

Pros

The ocean blue dial on this reinvented Milgauss timepiece is quite a visual feast. The watch looks as if it’s been dipped into the deepest parts of the sea and its majestic hue rubbed off on it. Halo-ed by a tint of seafoam green, the watch has a certain glow that other Rolex models don’t have. The thunderbolt-like bright orange second hand, a famous detail of the Milgauss model, also adds a pop of color with such a contrasting tone. This interplay of hues can capture anyone’s eyes (and eventually wallets) even from a mile away.

Cons

Apart from its blue-colored dial, there’s not much else to say about Rolex’s Milgauss Z-Blue watch. In essence, the model is typical of what was a failed timepiece that has since only been resurrected just a decade ago. If one were to take away the amazing hues, the timepiece will pale in comparison to other models in the Swiss luxury label’s range, especially their most famous Oyster collection. Thank goodness for the power of color or this new Milgauss reiteration wouldn’t have been noticed at all.

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Image Credits: Hodinkee (featured image), A Blog To Watch, Rolex Forums, CRM Jewelers, Monochrome Watches (article images).

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