Graham – A Brand New Venture with Club Porsche Romand Replica At Lowest Price
Affording a presence all over Europe, the Anglo-Swiss brand with petrol in its veins and heritage is joining forces with the Club Porsche Romand in a comprehensive branding partnership. This will cover everything from visibility at eight European circuits, including the Autodromo do Estoril in Portugal and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, to social media collaborations.
The only splash of color on the watch looks on the sapphire caseback, together with the snowy Foundation logo set from the red, white and blue of Old Glory. The black rubber band (with pin buckle made of black ceramic) has been fortified with carbon fiber and features a relief Clous de Paris pattern more frequently seen on dials and movement elements of other high end watches. Beneath the colorful caseback is Graham’s automatic G1747 chronograph movement, with 25 stones, a frequency of 28,800 vph, Incabloc shock absorber and 48-hour electricity reserve.The Graham Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation will retail for $8,050; Graham will donate a percentage from the sale of every watch to the Navy SEAL Foundation. “The Navy SEAL motto, ‘the only simple day was yesterday,’ is a motto we in Graham live by,” states Eric Loth, Graham’s founder, “as we’re always striving to discover a way to make a better view and a much better world. We were attracted to the Navy SEAL Foundation because of their excellent work encouraging individuals who give so far to support others.” Scroll down to see some pictures of this watch accepted by WatchTime contributor Rob Velasquez in the launch event aboard the Intrepid.
From the details, the consequent watch is like a personal reflection of Loth himself – each aspect precisely measured and only decided upon after a great deal of consideration. To give you an instance, for only the carbon components, critical to this layout’s weight specifications, Graham had to source from five completely different suppliers in wildly different industries to acquire the specific custom pieces created. Including watch buckle makers, clearly, but also programmers of medical grade carbon, airplane brake manufacturers, automobile makers, and even hockey stick makers — in case you were wondering, the signature Chronofighter trigger for this particular piece has to be manufactured in a multi-layer manner, exactly the same manner that a hockey stick is made, to be super light and springy.Secondly — trendy factor — did you know that the US military recently changed the pattern of the camouflage to adapt to the electronic age? Neither did I, but based on Mr. Loth’s explanation, the US army has developed a new camouflage pattern that accounts for its pixelated pictures in enemy satellite tracking of our troops, helping our people conceal much better. Additionally, unique, nearly mathematical, camouflage patterns are designated to certain missions so that strategic teams may quickly recognize if an enemy has got a uniform and is hoping to infiltrate a present on-the-ground mission. Graham’s brand new Navy SEAL Chronofighter is the first commercial product on the market to use this new digital camo pattern.
For 2017, the Orrery is back with some aesthetic tweaks in addition to a nomenclature refinement, now being called the “Graham Geo.Graham Orrery Tourbillon.” |} The important “news” is that the planetarium-style display which has the Sun, Earth, Moon, and Mars on the dial now has distinct substances for the planets and the moon. The Earth is represented with a 3.2mm-wide polished world of Kingman Turquoise, although the moon (0.9mm broad) and mars (1.7mm wide) are every respectively made out of meteorites that have fallen to Earth and are believed to have originated in the planetary bodies that they represent.The biggest solar system attribute on the dial is the sun, which can be represented in true baroque style using a hand-engraved 18k pink gold bridge across the tourbillon that if you look closely has double phoenix heads inside. All of this is reported to be inspired by a system made by the manufacturer’s namesake, George Graham, quite a long time ago.
The mini Copernican system will exhibit 100 consecutive years of planetary movement, with two extra graduations of 100 years making 300 complete years of true demonstration. On top of the blue-lacquered dial, Gregorian and Zodiac calendars encircle the tourbillon bridge and can be read by the placement of the turquoise earth figurine.With such a heavenly viewpoint, this is the kind of timepiece that arouses a romantic interpretation of the passing minutes and hours rather than one of pure functionality. By developing a living monument into the solar system onto the wrist, the Graham watches opinion watchmakers are providing a God’s eye perspective into the center of something all of humankind is affected by, but may never see from the outside.Check out the other watches that debuted at WatchTime New York this season: The TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition, The Longines Navigation BigEye, The Bremont 1918 Limited Edition, and four new A. Lange &; S?hne timepieces with blue dials.Love it or despise it, the tendency of the vintage-inspired watch seems to show no signs of slowing down. For sure, such chains may lack creativity by definition; however at exactly the exact same time, it has also given rise to some truly great new watches like Tag Heuer’s Autavia and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Geographic. Whatever the situation, there are loads more of these watches being published, but one of the most interesting new bits is the limited edition Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd.. Let’s take a look at why this assortment of vintage-inspired watches is worthy of focus.
Motor racing has played a crucial role in Graham’s history in terms of direct involvement and product inspiration. Sponsorship of the Brawn GP F1 team from 2009 to 2011 was rapidly followed by cooperations with the Swiss Porsche Cup, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the Baja 1000, the GT Asia Series and the Sprengler Cup. Association with the famous Silverstone circuit in the UK and the role of official timekeeper of the Swiss Gurnigel Hill Race have complemented an already impressive portfolio.
Graham is a curious brand. And I believe most people associate them with large and flashy sport watches, not to mention too their signature – and frankly humongous – crown protection system, as found in their Chronofighter and Prodive models.However, unknown to many, Graham greene watches also includes a line of more classically styled watches, under their Geo.Graham collection. “Geo” really has two meanings here. Primarily, Geo is brief for George, or rather George Graham, the English watchmaker that the brand gets its title from. Second, Geo also describes geology and that the watches in this collection are somewhat inspired by this topic — or rather astronomy, to be more precise.Last year, I was pleasantly surprised by Graham’s Tourbillon Orrery watch. It featured a Christophe Claret-developed movement that has a tourbillon, but more importantly, shows the movement of the Moon, Earth and Mars around the Sun, which I thought was really cool and nearly romantic.The Tourbillon Orrery is actually Graham’s second eye in this collection, the first being the Graham Geo.Graham The Moon. Not be confused with Omega’s Speedmaster Professional, the Graham Geo.Graham The Moon watch (surfaced here) features a large retrograde moon phase display that is accurate to 122 decades, since it closely follows the legitimate moon cycle of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds — as opposed to the more ordinary 29.5 days, discovered on simpler moon phase watches. Along with the unique display, the Graham Geo.Graham The Moon watch also offers a flying tourbillon that earns a complete rotation every 60 seconds and rotates on a ball bearing to substitute rolling for sliding friction.
And I think most individuals associate them with large and flashy sport watches, not to mention too their signature – and honestly humongous – crown defense system, as found in their Chronofighter and Prodive models.However, unknown to many, Graham also has a line of more classically styled watches, beneath their Geo.Graham collection. “Geo” really has two meanings here. Primarily, Geo is short for George, or rather George Graham, the English watchmaker that the newest gets its name from. Secondly, Geo also describes geology and that the watches in this group are somewhat inspired by this topic — or rather novelty, to be more precise.Last year, I was amazed by Graham’s Tourbillon Orrery watch. It featured a Christophe Claret-developed motion that has a tourbillon, but furthermore, shows the motion of the Moon, Earth and Mars around the Sun, which I thought was really cool and almost romantic.The Tourbillon Orrery is actually Graham’s second eye in this group, the first being the Graham Geo.Graham The Moon. Not be confused with Omega’s Speedmaster Professional, the Graham Geo.Graham The Moon watch (surfaced here) features a sizable retrograde moon phase screen that is accurate to 122 decades, as it closely follows the legitimate moon cycle of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds — compared to the more common 29.5 days, found on simpler moon phase watches. Along with the unique screen, the Graham Geo.Graham The Moon watch also offers a flying tourbillon that earns a complete rotation every 60 minutes and moves on a ball bearing to substitute adjusting for sliding friction. This view was confined to just 10 bits and featured an 18k pink gold case and blue dial.
As a brand that’s gone by what some consider a radical shift over the previous 20 years since Loth took the helm, many are wondering what to expect next. These days, however, Loth confirms to us that Graham Watches has finally hit it’s stride, and also the essential projects they have helped build during that time of expansion, not just for the brand but for the international community, has established a solid future which we will see develop through our younger generations. In fact, he believes that we’ll look back and recognize that history was made today. As they say, watch what occurs next.Price for your Graham Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation featured within this article is $8,050, and it is limited to 500 pieces, using some of each sale going to the Navy SEAL Foundation.Graham has just announced a new version of its Moon Watch, which has an outsized moon phase indicator and flying tourbillon. It now comes in a 18k white gold case, with a black sapphire bezel and a black dial decorated with diamonds — all brought together in a bid to make the gorgeous and gigantic Moon stand out on the dial even more.For this season, Graham is releasing a new variant of its Graham Geo.Graham The Moon Watch that’s similar in most aspects, but comes with an 18k white gold case and black dial rather. It’s difficult to choose between them both, but I believe this new black dial variant captures the soul of the moon more completely and I especially like how it contrasts against the diamonds that are set from the dial. If you are wondering, those diamonds aren’t set about in arbitrary positions, but actually represent five big constellations – Camelopardalis, Perseus, Cassioepia, Ursa Major, and Ursa Minor, with the center of the dial representing the North Star. To wrap it all up, this fresh Graham Geo.Graham The Moon Watch also has a black Milky Way sapphire painted bezel.The fresh Graham Geo.Graham The Moon in white gold will probably include a matching black crocodile strap and will be limited to only 8 pieces, and is priced at $295,000.