In 2021, RGM introduced a vintage inspired chronograph with black dial: Model 600. Founded in 1992, the Mount Joy (PA, USA) based watchmaker is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Boasting a blue dial, the Model 600-B Chronograph is the first RGM model to be released during this milestone year.
The Model 600-B design was inspired by military and pilot chronographs of the 1960s and ‘70s. The dial’s military aesthetic makes it easy to read; the time and chronograph functions are legible with a simple glance at the wrist.
Each detail was carefully crafted to reflect the appeal of vintage military watches, including the general layout, and replicating numerical fonts to achieve a bona fide military chronograph look.
The dial and hands feature X1 SuperLumaNova for low-light visibility. As homage to vintage design, the brand opted to forgo including a calendar or display case-back.
The M-600-B is RGM’s first production model with a box-style raised sapphire crystal, bolstering the classic design element and allowing for a slimmer profile.
Model: RGM Model 600-B Chronograph
RGM-ETA/Valjoux 7753 – Swiss Made Automatic Chronograph movement
Cotes de Genève
Power reserve: 48 hours
316L stainless steel
Raised sapphire box style crystal
Height: 12.4mm at case edge, and 14mm at crystal edge
Width between lugs: 22mm
Crown: Stainless steel double gasket with Keystone insignia
Water-resistant to 10 ATM
Blue Lacquered with radial finish Model 600-B
X1 strength Super-LumiNova
30-minute register and sub-second
Hands: Classic Syringe style, X1 strength Super-LumiNova
Classic Pilot style Leather strap