RM 35-02 vs 055 Legend: Fight!

Jul 21, 2018,13:25 PM

On the prowl for the next sports watch and have narrowed down to these three

- RM 35-01
- RM 35-02
- RM 55 White / Dark Legend / Yas Marina

Black carbon NTPT (durability is key)

I would love help in summarizing thoughts on mechanical differences (auto vs manual wind, case size, anything else of note?)

055 DL/WL are 88 pieces each.

having the sapphire case on 35-02 and 55 is appealing to me ..

 thoughts on why you might choose one over the other? what am i missing between these pieces?

thank you!

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First world problems :)

 By: edo.k : July 21st, 2018-13:45
For the start I will exclude Yas Marina and White Legend... full color minute markers distract from the sceletonized movement... if you like it then Asia edition NTPT 055 is the best choice with the gold minute scale... totally love the color scheme of 05... 

My choice..

 By: janef : July 21st, 2018-22:19
I pick 55 because the 35 are a tad too sporty for an everyday everywhere beater. 55 is a little big for my wrist but VERY comfortable. I want RM002 now after I just bought a RM005.. Like the RM005 more than my RM010. BTW hairy wrist will distract the “see...  

50m vs 30m

 By: Blesk : July 22nd, 2018-02:22
The RM35 has 50m water resistance with a double seal compared to the RM55 which has 30m with a single seal. Actually it is quite a big difference.

Very Similar but very different....

 By: HorologyMiami : July 22nd, 2018-07:27
Before owning a 35-01 I didn’t really like the dark/white legend because i thought they were too similar. But now I really love them both. Between the sapphire case back and the titanium pieces on the side of the case they’re great watches. If i was going... 

I consider the RM55 white as the most beautiful white watch ever...

 By: foversta : July 22nd, 2018-13:48
So you know my choice! I tend to prefer the 55 which is a bit more elegant for my taste. Anyway, I would love to be in your position and to choose between these great pieces... Fx

Bubba 55 white or White legend?

 By: redshift75 : July 22nd, 2018-14:02
both are great. But I really like the ntpt material for durability .. want to wear it!

The prices vs older RM004 are insane tho

 By: redshift75 : July 22nd, 2018-14:10
Still trying to come to terms with the price of these NTPT time only pieces is similar to my 004 .. is this reality and what might it mean for future of these pieces? ...  

Beautiful shots of the RM 04

 By: grahamhar : July 22nd, 2018-22:28
Thanks for sharing them, worthy of a dedicated post

That is an absolute beauty...!

 By: keks : September 1st, 2018-06:45
Very high on my wish list.... Happy to see someone here own one! I al sure it is every bit as good as i suspect...

Recently returned 004 from full service

 By: redshift75 : September 5th, 2018-16:53


 By: keks : September 5th, 2018-21:16
Just stunning! Is RM turnaround time for a service on a piece like this reasonable? Assume takes a while (and not free) as quite a bit of work to service this ref in particular....

it was 6 months and $12k service ..

 By: redshift75 : September 12th, 2018-07:21
ouch. they publish different levels of service prices on their site, the 004 is the top level charge, like the tourbs the service rebuilds the movement entirely so i would say its 'ok' price for the work done

Superbly Sandblasted

 By: colton_d : September 10th, 2018-09:00
I am in awe of your 004 - what a beautiful sandblast treatment. Truly one of RMs best references. If it were my pockets, I would be holding off on the 035/055 if you are eyeing an 002. If you are enamored with the NTPT look however, why not consider the 0... 

+1 [nt]

 By: doubleup : August 20th, 2020-17:50