Last Monday, Pennsylvania-based watch manufacturer RGM released the Model 500-GM-RS, a new sports watch released in partnership with bicycle frame builder Richard Sachs. This new model is the second watch to result from the collaboration between Sachs and RGM founder Roland Murphy — like the first one, a limited-edition, bespoke timepiece that speaks to both brands’ shared love for traditional styles, handcrafted workmanship, and functional art.
The new 500-GMT-RS uses a 41-mm steel case that rises 11.3-mm off the wrist. The case uses polished finishing throughout, with the sides using a ribbed design reminiscent of the tubbing used in bicycle frames, while the crown is a complement to the style in its sturdy appearance. Surrounding the face is the watch’s bidirectional GMT bezel, marking the first time RGM has used this function on one of its watches; the bezel features engraved Arabic numerals for each of the even-numbered hour positions, and simple dots for the odd-numbered hours, both of which are filled with ceramic.