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Retrospective but contemporary, the Vanguard is a re-imagination of what the Rolex Ref. 6152, issued to Italian frogmen in the 40s-50s, could have been if it had continued to evolve. The Vanguard sports a muscular profile, with strong military and maritime undertones.
The Vanguard bronze, released in 2015, was Gruppo Gamma’s first model that used a bronze case. Bronze acquires a natural patina over time, adding an interesting dimension to watch ownership. The ‘Bronzo’ became an instant favorite amongst collectors and further cemented Gruppo Gamma’s reputation for tool watches.
The bronze Vanguard is also the only model that offered a Roman dial, a tribute to the Italian origins of the Vanguard’s source of inspiration. This dial design was first introduced in 2015. Half a decade later, Gruppo Gamma is pleased to offer this special Roman dial a second time, and in very limited quantities.
Mk IV Vanguard, CuSn8 bronze, brushed, water resistance 200m
Diameter 44mm, length 54mm lug-to-lug, height 14.5mm, lug width 24mm, weight 135g with strap
Box shaped sapphire crystal with underside anti-reflective coating, stainless steel caseback secured by screws, screw lock crown
Bolt-on crown guard and case side guard
ETA 2824-2, automatic bi-directional winding, 28800 bph, accuracy +/-12 s/ day, power reserve 42 hrs, Swiss made
Two-tone green dial (AN-14)/ blue dial (AN-15), thick printed markers with Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3, chapter ring in gunmetal finish
Gold color hour and minute hands and red seconds hand, with Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3
Leather, green (AN-14)/ blue (AN-15), length 125/75mm width 24/22mm, with Type V buckle, bronze, 22mm