RGM, the fine watchmaker based in Pennsylvania, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Limited to a maximum of 3 pieces, the new Model 25 is a tribute to the USS Constitution.
It is the third watch release for RGM’s 30th anniversary, and the brand’s second watch model with a hand-made wood marquetry dial.
The Model 25 watches have an American-made case inspired by the company’s larger Pennsylvania series watches. The case has ribbed sides, a beautifully contoured bezel, and is 40mm in diameter, with curved down lugs.
The case was designed to highlight the dial with its large dial opening. The art on the dial depicts the USS Constitution leaving the British Navy Shipyard at Malta, November 1, 1804.
The art features the departure of the USS Constitution following repairs at the Naval Dockyard during the Tripolitan war when the ship was granted permission by the Royal Navy to use Malta as a base.
The art also captures the landmarks of the Grand Harbour and the profile of the later-to-be-named “Old Ironsides”. The dial beautifully denotes the long maritime association between Malta, the United States, and Great Britain.
Visible through the sapphire crystal case-back is a modified automatic mechanical movement with a 42-hour power reserve.
RGM Model 25 USS Constitution Limited Edition
Swiss-made automatic, RGM Modified Caliber 1120
RGM made solid gold winding rotor
Cote de Genève
Power reserve: 42 hours
American-Made316L Stainless Steel
Width between lugs: 22mm
Crown: Stainless steel with Keystone insignia
Sapphire crystal front and back
Water-resistant to 5 ATM
Handmade Wood Marquetry
Hands: Blued steel sword style with Super-LumiNova
Natural color Ostrich