The Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph fuses sports technology and traditional watchmaking

Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph
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What’s in a name? In the case of the Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph, an exquisitely crafted G1780 automatic column-wheel chronograph-tourbillon and fast-lane carbon technology. This translates into a 100-piece limited edition to mark the 10th anniversary of Graham’s very first Tourbillograph. These Swiss-made timepieces move to the rhythm of dynamic contemporary lifestyles. Why keep a magnificent complication hidden away in a box when Chronofiable® certification to confirm its shock-proofing and superlight carbon make it good to go around the clock?

Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph

This black beauty has a 47 mm superlight carbon composite case. A carbon trigger, bezel, dial and buckle, as well as a tourbillon cage weighing just 0.485 g, contribute to the Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph being less than 100 g. In performance terms, movement details such as Incabloc® shock absorbers, black low-friction coating on the column wheel, an oscillating mass with ceramic coating and anti-magnetism are signatures of staying power. The progressive integration of tourbillon tradition, steeped in history, into a reliably sporty watch is mirrored by the watch’s entire design language. Two patented inventions were made in the process. First, the offset construction and the open cage of the Tourbillon allow other wheels of the movement to intersect with the Tourbillon’s orbital plane. This, in turn, allows a wider opening in the dial to see the device at work and integrates it completely into the movement. The inventors have named this design cintré.Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph

The second is the Tourbillon which rotates between two characteristic bridges, designed for rigidity in a bent shape which is in the best tradition of English high precision timepieces of the 18th century. It makes the Tourbillon of the Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph more rugged and reliable than a Tourbillon volant or flying Tourbillon only mounted on one side.
Even the black rubber reset pusher has a patterned Clous de Paris and easy to grip surface. And golden elements on the dial remind the carbon to keep its feet on the ground. Light is beautiful – and resilient.Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph

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.

Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph Technical Specifications

  • Tourbillon –Chronograph –Automatic combined to the Superlight technology
  • Extra-light Tourbillon cage: 0.485g
  • Choc resistant and anti-magnetism
  • Gold (18K) tourbillon upper barrette
  • Column-wheel: black low-friction coating
  • Oscillating mass with ceramic rolling
  • Gold (18K) segment
  • Superlight black carbon composite case
  • Black carbon trigger, bezel, dial and buckle (3K carbon frame)
  • Fast-action start / stop carbon trigger
  • Domed see-through sapphire crystal case back
  • Integrated black rubber strap with “Clousde Paris”
  • Limited edition: 100 pieces

Functions:

  • Tourbillon mechanism
  • Column wheel chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter and 12 hours counter)
  • Hours, minutes, seconds

Calibre:

  • G1780, automatic column-wheel chronograph-tourbillon
  • 28’800 A/h (4Hz)
  • Incablocshock absorber
  • Movement finished with perlages, Geneva stripes, manually chamfered & polished edges.
  • Column wheel with polished segments on-base cogwheel with black low-friction coating
  • Tourbillon cage 0.485 grams: 48 components 18K solid gold components
  • Off-centre construction at 4 o’clock, complete see-through tourbillonTourbillon construction protected by two  patents
  • Double  bridge construction with red gold (18K) upper bridge
  • Black gold skeletonised rotor with 18K solid gold oscillating weight
  • 34 jewels
  • Power reserve: 48 hours
  • Movementcertification Chronofiable® (improved shock absorption)

Case:

  • 47 mm superlight black carbon composite case
  • Black carbon fast-action start / stop trigger Black rubber reset pusher with “Clousde Paris” high grip pattern
  • Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
  • Domed see-through sapphire crystal case back with red “superlight carbon” inscription and limited edition serial number engraved
  • Bezel: Black carbon bezel
  • Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar

Dial:

  • Black carbon dial with white Super-LumiNovacoated numeralsGolden hands (5N) with white Super-LumiNova
  • White varnish chronohandMinutes counter with golden ring (5N) and white varnish hand
  • Seconds counter with golden ring (5N) and golden hand (5N)
  • Tourbillographinscription around the seconds counter

Strap:

  • Integrated black rubber strap with “Clousde Paris”
  • Black carbon pin buckle

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