Chinese mythology mingles with 1940s aviation glamour in the hands of the new Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd – Kelly. Classy Kelly is unsurprisingly never alone. The faithful friend of this hand-painted pin-up lady is of the canine kind. What else in the year of the dog? And it’s not just by chance that he’s hanging out between three and four o’clock, two of this new year’s lucky numbers. Kelly’s figure-hugging cheongsam dress is in striking red, the perfect accompaniment to any lanterns or couplets that may cross the wearer’s path during festive celebrations.
The bottoms on the dial representing the celestial bodies are positioned in a manner that the wearer could see their relative positions to one another such as a traditional planetarium does. Nonetheless, in this situation, only a little part of this solar system is in view, so maybe that’s why Graham watches facebook originally called it a “planetarian?” If you consider the diamond and engraved tourbillon case as the sun, then it’s possible to see the elegant design with the Earth and its own orbiting moon, in addition to the red-colored sphere that symbolizes Mars.The elliptical orbit of Mars relative to Earth and the Sun are displayed via the trail lines around the dial. The planet’s path doubles as either a Gregorian calendar as well as Zodiac calendar. For you into the mood for the timeless theme, the weeks on the dial have been written in their “first” Latin. Unlike the dark grey face of the first Orrery view, this Graham Geo.Graham Orrery Tourbillon 2017 variant includes a blue face.The motion interior of this Graham Geo.Graham Orrery Tourbillon is your standard G1800 Tourbillon Orrery which works in 3Hz (21,600bph) using a power reserve of 3 times. The watch case is large in 48mm broad (17.6mm thick) and is generated from 18k pink stone. Water-resistance is 50m… so take a mild swim while understanding how far Mars is out of our blue planet. This benchmark 2GGBP. U01A Graham Geo.Graham Orrery Tourbillon watch is going to be limited to eight bits, and I feel the cost is exactly the same $330,000 as the first model.
Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd – Kelly © Graham
This Swiss made Nose Art Chronofighter limited edition comes in a 44 mm steel case featuring the collection’s iconic trigger mechanism, and has an automatic chronograph G1747 movement with a 48-hour power reserve, visible through the case back. Complementing the midnight blue dial is a hand-sewn blue calf-leather strap with steel pin buckle. Just 100 pieces of this special watch will be produced, each signed off by Kelly at nine o’clock.
Le Calibre G1747 © Graham