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.

​The 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’être 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.

4th of January 2022 – preorders are open, availability is limited, make sure you don’t miss the watch you want

Gruppo Gamma Vanguard AG-01 Brushed Steel Automatic Date Deposit

SKU 00169
In stock
Product Details

This is a preorder deposit, full preorder price is € 609, balance of € 300 is to be paid before delivery (planned during Summer 2022). Retail price after preorder will be € 829

Kindly note production version may slightly differ from the render and from prototypes pictures.

Mk I Vanguard AG-01, "Hours, minutes, seconds and date"


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, date display with 3 dates for enhanced readability
Swiss Super-LumiNova C3


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


Multi-purpose strap changing tool
Travel pouch

DHL Express shipping or equivalent is included in the price. No promotions are applicable to this iteam as it already has a preorder discount.

You may choose to cancel your preorder at any time. For preorders cancelled by you, we charge a 10% re-stocking fee and this will be deducted from the refund to you. Alternatively, to avoid the re-stocking fee you can ask for a store credit equal to the amount you paid.

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