Gruppo Gamma's Vanguard, first introduced in 2014, is a retro-inspired design infused with contemporary touches - a re-imagination of what the dive watches used by frogmen in the '40s could have evolved into. The Vanguard has retained its distinctive character over the years and stayed faithful to the minimalist design of the earliest Gruppo Gamma timepieces.
The Vanguard features a brushed 316L stainless steel or CuSn8 bronze case with a large screw-lock signed crown and has a water resistant rating of 200 metres or 20 atmos. The minimalistic fixed bezel further enhances the real retro feel of this watch.
The scratch-resistant low profile double-domed sapphire crystal is treated on the underside with an anti-reflective coating. It protects the matte color dial with markers filled with C3 Swiss Super-LumiNova. The dial on the stainless steel variants has silver colored hour and minute hands and a red seconds hand, filled with C3 Swiss Super-LumiNova. Whilst the bronze variant has a sandwich dial with gold colored hour and minute hands and a red seconds hand, filled with C3 Swiss Super-LumiNova.
The Vanguard is powered by the tried and tested Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, which provides reliable and accurate timekeeping under the toughest circumstances.
A very comfortable premium distressed leather strap is supplied with the watch in addition to a travel pouch and screwdriver for strap changing.
Meticulous attention to detail and uncompromising build quality have become the main hallmark of the Gruppo Gamma brand and the Vanguard is another exceptionally well-made timepiece from Gruppo Gamma.