RGM Professional Dive Watch
Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: August 12, 2010
There are many pastimes and professions that call for a rugged timepiece – those activities performed at high altitude, in extremely hot or cold temperatures, in close proximity to electrical or magnetic fields, or perhaps merely those which might result in one’s watch becoming scraped, scratched, dinged or submersed. As you would expect, the industry provides specialized timepieces for engineers, athletes, pilots, and almost any other sort of vocation you can imagine. There is one style of watch, however, which appears to be most universal in both its usefulness and appeal to those in need of a durable wristwatch and those who collect them. This is the Professional Diver’s Watch.
At RGM, the idea of making a dive watch has been germinating for several years. A significant amount of intense thought, market research, and design work culminates in producing the RGM Professional Automatic Diver: Model 300. The Model 300 is a rugged tool watch intended to withstand hazardous duty or extreme environments to which it is exposed. The new RGM diver is water resistant to 2500 feet – thanks to its sturdy construction, 5-mm thick sapphire crystal and double-gasket seals at the crown and case back – and is also anti-magnetic. The traditional combination of a matte black dial with black rotating bezel has been updated with highly luminous hands and dial markings, because legibility under difficult circumstances can be a matter of safety, not just convenience.
The stainless steel case measures 43.2 mm across and has a thickness of just under 16 mm. A large, easily grasped crown screws into the case for extra protection. Housed behind the uniquely decorated case back is a top-quality automatic movement – the industry standard for accuracy and reliability.