Saturday, April 30, 2016

RGM 151-COE Corps of Engineers Watch

Following on the success of their 801-COE Corps of Engineers Watch, US based watch maker RGM has introduced a smaller automatic version of the Corps of Engineers design. A perfect complement to its big brother, the 151-COE incorporates many of the same design features that make the 801-COE so desirable, like the real glass Grand Feu enamel dial and classic style blued steel hands. The 151-COE also boasts a beautiful RGM-made solid gold rotor, specifically designed for this model. Like all RGM 151 models, the case is made in the USA of either surgical quality 316L stainless steel or aircraft quality titanium.
Similar to the original from which RGM drew its inspiration, the dial on the Corps of Engineers 151 is a work of art. The General Railroad Timepiece Standards of 1893 required that the watches have bold Arabic numerals on a white dial with dark hands. RGM’s model features an easily readable deep white glass enamel dial with large luminous numbers. The hands are also classically made of luminous blued steel in a period style that perfectly match the dial and design of the complete watch. The luminous material on the dial and hands is non-radioactive SuperLumiNova.
Under this extraordinary dial and hands is a Swiss automatic movement modified by RGM, including the RGM-made solid 14 karat gold winding rotor.

Technical details
Model: 151-COE

RGM/Swiss automatic
23 jewels
28,800 vph
Rhodium Plated
Côtes de Genève
RGM-made solid 14k gold winding rotor
Power reserve: 38-42 hours

American-made 316L stainless steel, or CP2 titanium brushed
Diameter: 38.5mm
Height: 10.5mm
Width between lugs: 20mm
Curved sapphire crystal front
Flat sapphire crystal back
Water-resistant to 5ATM
Crown: Stainless steel

Grand Feu (“Great Fire”) white enamel
Super-LumiNova Arabic numerals
Blued-steel hands with Super-LumiNova

Brown Tuscan calf skin
RGM Buckle

Stainless steel - US$6,950
Titanium - US$7,950

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