I spend an inordinate amount of time cruising the #watches tag on Instagram, and if there’s one type of dial that I don’t see too often it’s the railroad dial. Perhaps this latest release from Accutron can help change that.
Says Accutron of its new Legacy R.R.-0:
Accutron produced several railroad-approved timepieces throughout the 60s-70s, but the Canadian Railroad watch was one of the most popular designs nicknamed as ”zero railroad” or just “zero” because of a the 0 numeral at the 12-hour mark to meet Canadian Railroad specs. The new “R.R.-0” takes inspiration from this particular timepiece featuring a 34mm uniquely faceted stainless steel railroad case with crown placement at 4 o’clock. Boasting a bright white dial with bold Arabic numerals, the watch stays true to many of the original design details including railroad hands and a red second hand for accurate monitoring.
The R.R. 0 (retail price: $1,290) is part of Accutron’s Legacy collection, which draws on the company’s heritage while updating them for today: sapphire crystals, modern, 26-jewel movements, and transparent casebacks to show off said movements. They’re limited to 600 pieces each.
We’re hoping to get a review unit on loan shortly and will share our extended thoughts after we’ve had a few days with it. For now, however, the specs from Citizen-owned Accutron:
Accutron’s Swiss-made 26-jewel automatic movement.
Bright white 24-hour dial with bold Arabic numeral featuring a 0 at the 12-hour mark to meet Canadian Railroad specs and a red second hand.
Silver-tone stainless steel case.
Water resistant to 30M