News: Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

The Vintage inspired Chronofighter Collection welcomes new pieces

CHRONOFIGHTER GRAND VINTAGE
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Graham Watches are widely known for its Chronofighter watches. The most notable sub-collection can be considered the Nose Art Collection, including last Xmas Editions. Today, we present you the new additions in the Chronofighter Collection, the Grand Vintage, with a series of lovely images, courtesy of Graham. Below the full text of the news release. 

Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

The Grand Vintage Collection has four pieces: Ref. 2CVDS.U09A – blue dial and blue strap, Ref. 2CVDS.C02A brown dial and brown strap, Ref. 2CVDS.S02A with green dial and green strap and the Ref. 2CVDS.B25A with black dial and black strap.

The Chronofighter Grand Vintage by Graham is exactly as big as it appears in the mirror

Thinking big is most effective when it’s matched with making it big in an elegant manner. A 47 mm case, with increased aperture, and an iconic stop-start trigger show that the Chronofighter Grand Vintage means business. Military aviation history from the 1940s has reached new heights in this striking quartet of confidently contemporary timepieces. They are time capsules that connect yesterday to today, with refinement and simplicity born of expertise. Watch out for them on the wrists of stylish connoisseurs with a glass of Grand Vintage malt whisky in their hand, or co-piloting sporty free spirits.

 

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Designed to thrill

The trigger on the left-hand side of the case acts as a symbolic bridge between nostalgia and modernity. Originally placed there for easy thumb-activated operation in the cockpit, it now facilitates smooth operation of the chronograph on the ground, stationary and at speed. A pristine shirt-sleeve may have taken the place of the cuff of a beloved leather flying jacket in the meantime, but the fast-action kick remains. The Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage models have their eye to detail. A domed sapphire glass integrates a magnifier for the date at nine o’clock. After all, time flies in today’s world too. The case’s large aperture serves to enhance the legibility of the chronograph dial, as well as adding an additional active signature. For good visibility, regardless of weather conditions, the case back comprises a see-through sapphire crystal. Just to be sure that solar power can be put to aesthetic use, a steel satin-brushed bezel and sun-brushed dial with a radial gradient are ready to catch the rays.

 

Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage wrist

 

Yesterday is definitely here to stay

Four new members of the established Graham Chronofighter family are joining the ranks under the Grand Vintage label. Nostalgic inspiration gets an up-to-the-minute interpretation with dials in blue, brown, silver or black. Sporty rubber straps, in black or green, with a distinctive Milanese-style mesh pattern, are feisty newcomers to the family. A calf leather variant in blue is geared to those wishing to confidently cling on to a classic. Making things happen is a Swiss G1747 automatic chronograph movement with an Incabloc shock absorber and a power reserve of 48 hours. And while the air remains the creative force, water resistance to 10 bar (100 metres) is always on board. Downsizing just lost its appeal; standing out from the crowd never will.

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Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage Specification

USP:

  • The Original: historical timepieces inspired by watches used in Military Air Forces
  • Sun-brushed dial with a radial gradient
  • Automatic chronograph
  • Date at 9 o’clock with magnifier
  • Domed sapphire glass with large aperture
  • Steel satin-brushed bezel
  • Fast-action start / stop steel trigger
  • See-through sapphire crystal case back
  • Integrated rubber mesh pattern strap / available on calf leather strap

Functions:

  • Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter)
  • Date at 9 o’clock with magnifier
  • Hours, minutes, seconds

Calibre:

  • G1747 automatic chronograph
  • 28’800 A/h (4Hz)
  • Incablocshock absorber
  • 25 jewels
  • Power reserve: 48 hours

Case:

  • 47 mm steel case
  • Steel fast-action start/stop trigger and reset pusher
  • Domed sapphire crystal with magnifier, anti-reflective coating on both faces
  • See-through sapphire crystal case back

Bezel:

  • Steel satin-brushed

Water resistance:

  • 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar

Dial:

  • Blue, brown silver or black sun-brushed dial with a radial gradient
  • Golden hands and numerals coated with white Super-LumiNova
  • Snailedminutes and seconds counter with golden hands

Strap:

  • Blue, black or green rubber mesh pattern strap
  • Also available on calf leather strap
  • Steel pin buckle

 

About Graham

GRAHAM traces its origins to London clockmaker George Graham (1673-1751) who is considered as the father of modern watchmaking. He is known as the father of the chronograph as he invented the start and stop device of the chronograph, the dead-beat and cylinder escapements, to name a few. He also built the master clock for Greenwich Royal Observatory which timed the majority of the achievements by the 18th-century astronomers and sailors and lots of measuring instruments for scientists. GRAHAM SA was created in 1995 and develops outstanding and atypical watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

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