The Genesis collection was born of our desire to recreate the legendary tool watches issued to Italian frogmen in the 1950s. While case and dial design was based on the Rolex Reference 6152, case diameter was reduced to 44mm from the original 47mm, and case shape was revised for better fit.
The Mk I Genesis was produced in 2013 and 2014. It used Seagull movements and mineral crystals, and the earliest releases didn't have serial numbers engraved on the caseback. Manual winding models were offered with Arabic and California dials, and self-winding models with the historically correct dial configuration comprising Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 and small seconds. We were the first to offer this dial configuration with a 44mm case and self-winding movement.
Produced between 2014 and 2015, the Mk II had improved durability and reliability. External dimensions and profile were unchanged but we introduced sapphire crystal and Japanese self-winding movements. Except for the Owners Club Limited Edition that used Seagull movements and had small seconds, Mk II models are offered with hour and minute functions only. Double dome sapphire was introduced in the later models - it's more expensive than single domed sapphire but has less optical distortion, is more shatter-resistant and helps achieve a more cohesive design.
The Mk III, with a redesigned case, was rolled out in 2016. One model used Swiss movements, a first for Gruppo Gamma, whereas the other featured the 'Supernova' dial that we've successfully revived and modernised. They signified the closing of Gruppo Gamma's first chapter and the opening of the next.
Mk I Genesis
Mk II Genesis
Mk III Genesis