It’s hard to imagine that RGM Watches have been around for a quarter of a century already. Fans of the brand may feel this more distinctly; it seems like it was only yesterday when the brand released its first few watch designs. These designs immediately captured a niche and a culture for those who were looking for something completely unique and at the same time luxurious in the industry. RGM Watches have stayed true to their character to this day, and if you’re in the market for a really good timepiece, these five best RGM Watches should do you just right.
Pennsylvania Series 801-EE
Everything about this watch is symbolic of luxury. You could either get this Pennsylvania in stainless steel or 18K rose gold. Of course, the rose gold will cost you more than double in price, but it’s absolutely worth it. This skeleton watch is stunning to say the least. The dark leather band and the white dial give this watch a timeless look. In the center, you’ll find a Guilloche main plate that’s absolutely mesmerizing. All the other details on this watch just add to the overall sophistication to the timepiece. The lantern-shaped blued steel hands are probably our favorite parts, but the Roman numeral markers are just as elegant. This entire watch embodies everything that RGM stands for. It’s surely a great piece to own.
This model comes in a couple of different types, but every single one of the Caliber 20 models is absolutely beautiful. You could either have a solid or skeleton Guilloche dial, and it would completely be based on your preference. The Caliber 20 is a model of precision. The best part of the watch is obviously the moonphase, and this particular watch boasts a precise moonphase option. This means that if the watch were to keep running constantly, it would take 120 years before the watch would even have a day of error. That’s everything that RGM is about, and to have that kind of precision quality, you’d need to have the kind of engineering and ingenuity that the creators of this watch have.
Chess in Enamel
This limited edition RGM watch is perfectly designed for chess players and aficionados. Paul Morphy, an American chess master, inspired this RGM Watch model. The designs of the watches today take its look from the original dial that was designed by John Webb Jr. for the American Watch Co. specifically for a particular watch for Morphy. Only the dial survived so many years since Morphy wore the original watch. RGM designed this watch to feature the company’s American 801 movement. The case is made of a heavy stainless steel; the dial is glass enamel made using the Grand Feu technique. This watch is truly an impressive product of history and engineering.
Model 151-B Pilot
It may be in the lower end of RGM’s watch spectrum, but at just under $4k, the 151-B Pilot is still one of the best watches you could ever find in the market right now. The collection of 151 RGM models all feature similar looks: sleek bezel, simple solid dials, leather straps, and bold markers. The 151-B Pilot we love is made with a titanium case. It has a beautiful brushed finish that completes the entire look. The brown leather is a great contrast to the blue of the dial, making the entire watch an easy classic. The markers and hands are all infused with Super-LumiNova for better visibility in the dark. The 151-B Pilot is the perfect everyday watch for the classic man.
Model 250 Vintage
Vintage is the best way to describe this RGM Watch model. There’s something about this watch that’s reminiscent of geometric architecture from decades past. It’s sleek and completely clean. The black leather straps are complement the design of the dial very well. The stainless steel case borders the stunning design of the dial, which is the main focus of this model. There are no numerals on this dial. What you get are a an array of lines that create shape and depth on the dial itself. It’s a simple declaration of confidence that’s only visible on RGM Watches. This watch is extremely clean looking, and the luminous hands just add yet another touch of detail to an already striking watch.
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