Gruppo Gamma was founded in 2013, as a small independent brand to deliver timepieces with soul. We seek to modernise and redefine the concept of tool watches, drawing inspiration from historic timepieces from the 20th century.
We have, in a short span of time, grown into a brand that's appreciated by collectors and enthusiasts. Within months of our brand's creation our customers created an online owners' club. Today, this community comprises customers, supporters and dealers from all over the world.
Some mainstream brands repeat the same designs over and over and set prices that don't make sense, all in the name of heritage. Some fashion brands resort to fabricated stories, glossy advertising and swanky shop fronts to attract customers.
Good design can and should evolve over time, and it's possible to build fine timepieces and dispense with unnecessary overheads and fanciful stories.
Our manufacturing partners are in the business of building high-end pieces for luxury brands. We're equipped with a showroom, a service center and a network of reputable authorised dealers.
We keep production volume manageable, so that we can always stay engaged with our customers. Be assured of a unique ownership experience.
Mechanical movements, with their high level of craftsmanship and precision engineering, cost far more than quartz movements and are preferred for use in higher-end timepieces.
Unlike the standard, no-frills quartz watches that run on batteries, mechanical timepieces are powered by energy stored and harnessed through an intricate clockwork of tiny gears and springs, a technology that preceded quartz watches by almost a thousand years.
Our timepieces predominantly use mechanical movements. Using the know-how we've acquired over many years of hands-on experience, we've curated a selection of self-winding (automatic) and hand-wound mechanical movements. These have been chosen for their class-leading reliability, robustness and smooth second hand sweep that's seen in fine timepieces. They're easy to maintain and should run trouble-free for many years.
As a watch enthusiast, you expect your timepiece to be tough and yet refined.
You'd recognise and appreciate the use of the best materials for your timepiece.
There's no other way by which high quality can be achieved.
316L stainless steel is a type of surgical steel with hypoallergenic properties. It's also marine grade as it has good strength and corrosion resistance. These properties make it one of the most commonly used materials for timepieces.
Stainless steel lends itself very well to Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) techniques. Widely used in military and industrial applications, PVD is a method by which the coating material is bonded to the surface of the metal in a vacuum at high temperatures, resulting in a coating that's one of the most durable available today.
The oldest alloy known to mankind, bronze is widely associated with the marine environment. Not to be mistaken for brass, bronze has better mechanical properties and is more corrosion-resistant. Phosphor bronze in particular is considered marine grade, with higher strength and corrosion resistance than most other bronze alloys. In recent years bronze has become a popular material for higher-end timepieces.
Each bronze case is milled from a solid block of phosphor bronze and will develop a unique patina based on the environment it's exposed to, making it truly yours. The patina can also be removed as and when desired.
Titanium is the engineer's preferred metal, widely used in military, aeronautical and aerospace applications because of its strength, lightness and durability, and its non-magnetic and hypoallergenic properties make it very suitable for watch cases.
Use of titanium has in recent years become popular in higher-end timepieces and the fact remains that it's more costly and difficult to produce and harder to work with, compared to stainless steel.
Corundum, also known as sapphire, has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale of 1 to 10, and is surpassed in hardness only by diamond. Our current range of timepieces are predominantly fitted with crystals made of sapphire.
Compared to mineral glass and acrylic crystals, material and tooling costs are much higher for sapphire. All our sapphire crystals are double-domed and have anti-reflective coating on the underside and while this further increases costs, it also improves readability and shatter-resistance.
Leather has been in use since prehistory for clothing and shelter. It played a key role in the evolution of pocket watches to wrist watches, when timepieces were first worn on the wrist of military personnel by means of leather straps.
Our straps are made of top grain cowhide from reputable tanneries, notably Horween Leather company which is one of the oldest continuously running tanneries in the USA. Also in our collection are straps from DS Firenze, handmade in Italy under the watchful eye of Simona Di Stefano, whose great-great grandfather Bruno Allegrini owned what was one of the largest tanneries in Italy.