Roland Murphey is the founder for RGM. He was born in the United States. Already from the start of the company RGM produces timeless classics watches based on the Swiss watch making tradition. The Swiss watchmakers sold their complicated watch movements and watch making expertise to Roland Murphy. After acquiring this knowledge Roland is marketing his exclusive collection of custom-designed, mechanical timepieces with high-quality complications in the same fashion. So id you are looking for a watch from US watchmakers, do look at the RGM collection.
History of the RGM watches Brand
Unlike many modern watch brands, the founder of the brand and creator for the designs is alive. Like the company is stating on their website he is also willing to personally educate and inform consumers about his creations.
As loved by the most watch collectors, the RGM watches are only produced in extremely small series of 18k yellow or rose gold, platinum, and stainless steel. The cases for the watches are even hand-finished cases and contain elements like engine-turned (guilloche) dials and blued-steel hands. Most of the components used in the RGM watches are still Swiss made. But there are RGM models that feature original American components. Since the models are very limited, each model contains its own unique number and is signed. This makes the watches even more popular on the watch collectors around the world.
Featured with complex movements
RGM watches are not just like all the other luxury watch brands. Some of the RGM watches feature very complicated movement such as a Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar, a Tourbillon, an Automatic Chronograph with Moonphase and a rose gold Skeleton Chronograph. And this small list is only a few highlights that RGM is listing for their RGM watches.
Big Date 151D
case: Stainless Steel / Sapphire Crystal and Sapphire Crystal Display Back (diameter 38.5mm, thickness 10.5mm )
Roland G. Murphy Signature Series 222
case: Stainless Steel / Sapphire Crystal and Sapphire Crystal Display Back (diameter 41.0mm, thickness 12.0mm )
Grande Pilot’s 150
case: Stainless Steel / Sapphire Crystal and Sapphire Crystal Display Back (diameter 42.0mm, thickness 10.5mm )
Automatic Moonphase Chronograph 160m
case: Stainless Steel / Sapphire Crystal and Sapphire Crystal Display Back (diameter 38.2mm/ thickness 13mm )
Minute Repeater Tourbillon
case: Platinum / or Rose Gold ~Sapphire Crystal and Sapphire Crystal Display Back (diameter 40.0 mm/ thickness 13.2 mm )
More on RGM watches
Below an overview for more resources on RGM Watches, the US made watches:
Watch out for imitation
Looking for a cheap RGM watch? Be aware for the fake watches Do not fall for a cheap RGM watches rip off. Maybe you can look online for some used RGM watches. But especially for buying online you should be very careful.
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(Page last modified on: march 27 , 2015)