Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aviator

Emerge from the shadows and pull the trigger

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aviator
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The new Chronofighter Vintage Aviator includes two limited edition variants, each dressed in a stealthy shade of black. They are dark, menacing and ready to fire. As they break cover, emerging from the shadows, their eye-catching altimeter-themed details come into view, bright and punchy. Go on, pull the trigger and discover the difference that Graham ownership confers.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aviator

This year, Graham celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Chronofighter with the release of a new version of its popular model, the Vintage Aviator. The dial design includes a small seconds display, positioned at 3 o’clock and enlivened with a striped pattern. This latter motif emulates the appearance of the low altitude warning stripes found on an altimeter within a plane’s cockpit.

Graham has repeatedly looked to the skies for inspiration. The date display, located at 9 o’clock, once again reproduces the appearance of an altimeter scale. The indication simultaneously shows the date for yesterday, the current day and tomorrow. It looks different from a regular date display but remains eminently intelligible. A day indication is positioned adjacent the date, clear and unambiguous.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aviator

 

Devotees of the Chronofighter can rest easy, the distinctive trigger remains, bold and proud. While its design differentiates this watch from other chronographs, it is also intuitive to use. When using a chronograph, the wearer observes the start of an event, actuates the stopwatch function and, thereafter, at the end of the event, halts the timer. The potential problem is the human factor, namely, the time gap between seeing an event and pressing the trigger. The shorter the gap between observation and pressing the trigger, the more validity the recorded elapsed time really has. The thumb is the fastest acting digit, hence with this design, a right-handed person will instinctively place their plumpest digit on the trigger and press it with lightning bolt alacrity.

Another benefit of positioning the combined crown and trigger on the left is that it confers superior wearer comfort. Often when a watch is worn and the wearer flexes their wrist, the protrusions on the right flank of the case gouge the wrist, chafe the skin or inhibit free movement. The Chronofighter’s trigger sidesteps such problems.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aviator

Housed in a 44mm stainless steel case, the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aviator shares much in common with its siblings, albeit there are two limited edition models which conspicuously veer off piste, exploring new territory. These limited edition watches are dressed in brooding matte black DLC, evincing a stealthy, understated appearance. However, each dial composition arrests the onlooker’s attention with eye-popping dial detail. For example, one model pairs the black sultry tones of the case with a matching black dial. These restrained tones act as a foil for the vividly hued, red hands, hour markers and minute track. The remaining dial elements are executed in white, emerging from the darkness, again arresting the onlooker’s attention.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aviator

Consistent with other Graham timepieces, the Chronofighter Vintage Aviator is fitted with a Swiss automatic movement, delivering precision and reliability.

With the Chronofighter Vintage Aviator, you’re clear for take-off. Pull the trigger and discover the difference Graham ownership confers.

All models are available worldwide from all authorised Graham retailers or  www.graham1695.com

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aviator Technical Specifications

References

  • 2CVAB.B41A – DLC Red – €5.450,00, tax included
  • 2CVAB.W03A – DLC White – €5.450,00, tax included

Features
▪ The Original: historical timepieces inspired by the cockpit used in Military Air Forces aircrafts
▪ DLC1 case (matte)
▪ Glow in the dark (2CVAB.W03A)
▪ Automatic chronograph
▪ Day-date (cockpit inspiration) at 9 o’clock
▪ Fast-action start / stop trigger and reset pusher
▪ Hand-sewn calf leather strap

Functions

  • Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter)
  • Day-date at 9 o’clock
  • Hours, minutes, seconds

Movement

  • Calibre G1747, automatic chronograph
  • 28’800 A/h (4Hz)
  • Incabloc shock absorber
  • 25 jewels
  • Power reserve: 48 hours
  • Movement certification Chronofiable® (improved shock absorption)

Case

  • 44 mm,
  • Black DLC coating (matte)
  • Black matte DLC fast-action start/stop trigger and reset pusher
  • Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • See trough red smoked sapphire crystal (2CVAB.B41A)
  • See trough sapphire crystal (2CVAB.W03A)
  • Bezel: Black DLC bezel (matte)
  • Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar

Dial

  • 2CVAB.B41A
    • Black grained dial
    • Rhodium-plated hands and red numerals featuring red luminescent treatment (Super-LumiNova Grade X1),
    • White and red counter hand
    • Chrono hand with red tip
  • 2CVAB.W03A
    • Off-white dial featuring luminescent treatment (Super-LumiNova Grade X1)
    • Black hands featuring white luminescent treatment (Super-LumiNovaGrade X1) and black printing for numerals
    • Red counter hand
    • Chrono hand with red tip

Strap

  • Hand-sewn black calf leather
  • Steel pin buckle (steel folding buckle available)

About Graham Watches

Located in the heart of Swiss Watchmaking in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Graham is one of the rare watch brands holding a long and rich historical background. Graham brand name was created by renown watchmaker late Georges Graham in 1695 in London. Graham brand shined over 100 year to disappear from the scene for a long time.

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