The name used for this series seems a bit odd compared to other Rolex series names. The nomenclature of the Milgauss is a fusion of “Mille” which is French for a thousand and “Gauss”, an increment used to measure the intensity of electromagnetic magnetic fields. Rolex prides itself on the fact that the Milgauss can resist EMFs of up to 1,000 Gauss. This is done by utilizing an anti-magnetic alloy in a protective metal shield that goes around the cheap replica watch movement. The case back is emblazoned with the letter B with an arrow above it which is the symbol for magnetic flux density used by scientists.
One component that is particularly sensitive to magnetic interference in mechanical watches is the coiled spring known as the hairspring, which controls the oscillation of the balance. The Rolex caliber 3131 movement features the innovative and shock resistant, blue Parachrom Bleu hairspring which can stare-down a magnetic field with both eyes shut thanks to it being comprised of an oxide coated, niobium-zirconium alloy making it completely impervious to magnetic interference. In addition to the hairspring, the escape wheel and pallet fork are also made of an antimagnetic material. The Milgauss has water resistance up to 100m/330ft. Of course, one of the most recognizable features of the Rolex Milgauss is the lightning bolt shaped second hands. The power reserve on this automatic COSC certified chronometer is approx. 48 hours.
Omega Aqua Terra
The Omega version of the anti-magnetic luxury fake watches is quite impressive. Besides for the Aqua Terra having a significantly lower price tag than the Rolex Milgauss, the power reserve is an impressive at approximately 60 hours thanks to the two-barrel Omega caliber 8500, a 39 jewel movement which beats at 25,200 VpH. Omega also uses an innovative mainspring, their new silicon, the “Si 14” balance spring (maybe because Silicon has an atomic number of 14) which gives the movement greater resistance to shock, magnetic interference, and other environmental disturbances.
Omega has started outfitting their watch movements with the new and improved Master Co-Axial escapements which can resist magnetic fields up to 15,000 Gauss. So in terms of magnetic resistance, the Omega Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial eclipses the EMF resistance of the Milgauss with 15 times the amount of electromagnetic resistance than its closest rival. This is thanks to its METAS certified Master Chronometer designation. Aside from the difference in resell value, for the money, the Omega seems to outshine the Milgauss in terms of magnetic resistance as well as water resistance with up to 150m/500ft.
A new Rolex Milgauss has a list price of $7,650, high demand and low supply can have an effect on the market price of Rolex Milgauss watches. Oftentimes they will even sell for above retail price. You can find a used Rolex Milgauss for $5,200 when lucky. While the price of even a pre-owned Milgauss is at least $1,000 more than a brand new Omega Aqua Terra, the resell value of a Rolex is usually higher.
There is no denying that in terms of brand recognition, the Rolex brand is the top of the food chain, they are the single most recognizable watch brand out there with almost 100% brand recognition worldwide while Omega watches is closer to 70%. They are also some of the most sought-after pre-owned replica watches for sale. However, when comparing two watches, you need to isolate what features are more important to you and weigh those against the rest of the specifications. For some, it may be the upfront price, for some, it’s the resell price or warranty duration. For some, it’s the prestige of the brand and for some others, it’s all about what’s under the ‘hood’. For your convenience, we’ve created a table to compare them side by side.