First introduced in 2014, the Vanguard is retro-inspired and infused with contemporary touches – a re-imagination of what the dive watches used by frogmen in the ’40s could have evolved into.

‚ÄčThe Vanguard has retained its distinctive character over the years and¬†stayed faithful to the minimalist design of the earliest Gruppo Gamma timepieces.

2022 introducing the Mk I Vanguard

The Vanguard’s raison d’√™tre is to be the ultimate tool watch. The timepiece stands out with its strong afterglow, using Swiss Super-LumiNova of the highest grade that provides darkness visibility like no other. Italian leather straps are fitted as standard issue, although being one of the most versatile “strap eaters” the Vanguard is likely to see many strap changes once it’s in your collection.


In 2021 Gruppo Gamma decided to surface the Mk I Vanguard, an old-school, retro-inspired interpretation that’s based heavily on the same early design that spawned the Peacemaker. This design in fact preceded those of the Vanguard models that we’ve been rolling out since 2014; it was a design that we decided not to put into production at the time.

The Mk I Vanguard collection is entirely powered by Swiss mechanical movements. ETA is the largest Swiss movement manufacturer in the world and access to its movements by independent brands is very limited if at all possible, but we were able to acquire these movements in small quantities and these have found their way into our Mk I Vanguard.

There are three models available:

  • AG-00 – black sandwich dial and brushed steel case without date
  • AG-01 – black sandwich dial and brushed steel case with date
  • AV-00 – full lume reverse sandwich dial with aged steel case without date

The choice is not easy, but the good thing is that each one will find his/her own Vanguard for sure. The AG-00 is probably the most classic and universal model, while the AV-00 is attracting watch collectors that are looking for something truly special and with a lot of lume. In case you need a date indicator then the AG-01 is perfect for you – thanks to the wide date window showing three dates it is much easier to read the current date even if you wear glasses.

Gruppo Gamma Vanguard AG-00 Brushed Steel Automatic Ocean

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Product Details
Brand: Gruppo Gamma
Case material: Steel
Case size: 43mm
Water resistance: 200M
Lug width: 24mm
Lug to lug: 52,5mm
Thickness: 13mm
Movement: ETA 2824-2
Movement type: Automatic
Movement origin: Switzerland

Special pack with 3 straps for all occasions - leather, rubber and handmade luxury canvas (with leather on the inside part)

Mk I Vanguard AG-00, "Hours, minutes and seconds"


316L stainless steel, brushed
Diameter 43mm, lug-to-lug 52.5mm, lug width 24mm, height 13mm
120-click unidirectional rotating bezel with luminous pip
Box shaped sapphire crystal, anti-reflective
Screw-down crown
Water resistant to 300m/ 990ft


ETA 2824-2, Swiss made, automatic and hand-windable
28,800bph, power reserve 42h, accuracy +/-12 s/day


Sandwich construction, black grainy finish, with luminous markers
Silver color hour/ minute hands & dark red seconds hand
Hour, minute & seconds display
Swiss Super-LumiNova C3


Leather, cinnamon brown
Length 125*75mm, width 24*22mm
22mm stainless steel buckle, brushed

Accordion rubber black 130/80mm, usable length 185mm, typically fits wrists 15cm/ 6" - 21.5cm/ 8.5"

Blue camo handmade luxury canvas, leather inside, each strap has a unique pattern

Length 125*75mm, width 24*22mm


Multi-purpose strap changing tool
Travel pouch

DHL shipping or equivalent with tracking is included in the price.

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