Those who choose a Graham watches zurich Chronofigher chronograph are already assured of having a distinctive timepiece. The left-handed configuration of the watch is already unusual, but its trigger mechanism is both unmissable and unmistakable. Watch aficionados can now secure a truly unique piece thanks to a personalised red 16 on the black ceramic bezel of this GMT model.
It’s well known that early pilots wore gloves to protect themselves against the freezing temperatures that prevailed outside cockpits that were protected from the elements either poorly or not at all. That’s why the crowns on the first pilot’s watches were oversized (sometimes called “onion” crowns) – a tradition that continues to this day. Graham, however, found a novel solution to the problem with the invention of a trigger mechanism that makes it possible to activate the chronograph function (hugely important for a pilot when flying by waypoints) with ease. Oversized chronograph counters and a large double-disc date also help to make the Chronofighter a supremely legible piece.
Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT, unique piece © Graham
In the Vintage GMT version, a central GMT hand with a prominent red arrow-head tip (filled with SuperLuminova) adds a second time zone to the display. A black ceramic unidirectional bezel with 24 positions even allows for a third time zone to be programmed: the standard hour and minute hands show local time, the 24-hour GMT hand shows a second time zone (simply multiply the hour the hand is pointing to for the 24-hour clock) and turning the bezel can set an additional off-set from GMT for the third time zone. A dark green sunbrushed dial with radial gradient and a matching green calfskin strap round off the vintage look.
Precision Swiss timekeeping is provided by the G1733 self-winding chronograph movement, which operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and offers a power reserve of 48 hours. The movement can be admired beneath a sapphire crystal case back. Furthermore, 100 metre water resistance ensures that the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is well equipped for even the most demanding environments.
When the next annual WatchTime New York show wrapped up on Saturday, many attendees walked away with either a new watch on their wrist, or an idea for their next buy–or just tuned into the horological large that all these fans hunger for. For a lot of people, in addition, it provided a chance to see timepieces that had been announced but hadn’t yet been shown to the general public. One such instance is the eight-piece, limited-edition Geo. Graham watches chronofighter oversize Orrery Tourbillon, an unexpected high complication by a brand most notable for its devotion to high-octane sports watches. Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon – frontThe Graham stall was packed through the two-day fair as people crowded around to see the timepiece inspired by brand eponym George Graham’s creation of the contemporary orrery in 1713. From the 2017 Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon, a tourbillon crafted by Christophe Claret forms the beating heart of this galaxy while Moon and Mars characters–crafted with real fragments of their celestial bodies taken from meteorites that fell to Earth, and also a Kingman-turquoise Earth–circle the tourbillon enclosed inside an 18K pink stone bridge. In the middle of the engraved star exle, a cabochon diamond marks the dead center for the solar rotations.
This unique piece is available exclusively from WorldTempus for 7,450 Swiss francs.
Anyone interested in purchasing this unique watch should send an email to WorldTempus’s director, Brice Lechevalier (firstname.lastname@example.org), co-creator of this one-of-a-kind model and your personal contact for all requests.
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