First introduced in 2014, Gruppo Gamma's Vanguard collection works off of a retro-inspired design with contemporary touches.
Perhaps you could say that they are re-imagination of what those famous diver’s watches worn by Italian frogmen in the 1940s could have evolved into.
Gruppo Gamma’s new Vanguard has a case diameter of 44mm allowing for plenty of presence on the wrist; however with a sleeker side profile than its predecessor.
The watch case is made from one of two materials: surgical grade Stainless steel or marine grade phosphor bronze AKA CuSn8.
It is fitted with a double-domed Sapphire crystal, a screw-down case-back and crown – allowing for a depth of 200 meters.
Gruppo Gamma have built their new Vanguard & Vanguard Retro watches to a new higher standard that includes the use of a Swiss mechanical movement.
The new watches are now equipped with a Swiss made ETA 2824-2, a self-winding caliber – a true workhorse, ubiquitous in the Swiss sports watch segment and for good reason.
The markers on the Vanguard’s dials now are filled generously with the highest-quality Swiss SuperLumiNova, providing excellent visibility in the darkness.
While Gruppo Gamma’s new Vanguard inherits many of its predecessor’s design cues of its predecessor it has more distinctive character.
Signature styling cues include the extractable crown guard and case side guard. The timepiece is fitted with a premium Italian leather strap, handmade in Florence, by Simona Di Stefano.
The Vanguard can be had in stainless steel, aged steel finish and CuSn8 bronze.
For those who prefer a more old-school look there's the Vanguard Retro, which has stayed faithful to the minimalist design of the earliest Gruppo Gamma timepieces.
Intended to hark back to Gruppo Gamma’s formative years, the dial design and layout are reminiscent of the discontinued Genesis and Ascent as well as the earliest Vanguard models.
The Vanguard Retro is available also available in either Stainless steel or CuSn8 Bronze. Follow the link embedded, below for more on the new Vanguard & Vanguard Retro collections.