Named after illustrious English clockmaker Georges Graham, the brand with the eponymous name was created in 1995 by Eric Loth. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the brand releases a limited edition of their Chronofighter. Inspired by WWII bomb-timer instruments, this non-conformist chronograph stands out with its distinctive fast action lever, which enables to start/stop the chronograph even with gloved hands. For this occasion, Graham picked the Vintage Chronofighter, a version featuring redesigned start/stop trigger, onion crown and mushroom reset pusher to reconnect the model with its roots and more traditional pilot attributes.
Born in the early 2000s and inspired by military chronographs, the Graham Chronofighter was a radical departure from the typical luxury watch. Even today, this bold, aggressive design remains a striking statement on the wrist and makes for a compelling conversation starter. The Chronofighter Vintage 25th Anniversary is a faithful reproduction of the original 2001 model. It features a similar matte black dial, with a bi-compax layout and snailed registers – with the small seconds at 3 o’clock and a 30-minute register at 9 o’clock. Together with the lime-green Super-LumiNova coated hours-markers, numerals and hands, it offers excellent readability. The main difference is the size of the watch. The steel case is 44mm versus 43mm for the original 2001 Chronofighter, which was a truly impressive size back then. It now also features an exhibition caseback.
The back of this Graham Chronofighter Vintage 25th Anniversary is engraved with the limited edition number and the 25th-anniversary logo. The sapphire crystal reveals the automatic G1722 chronograph, a reliable workhorse based on the Valjoux 7750. It runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour and it boasts 48 hours of power reserve when fully wound. Its precision is certified by the COSC (the Swiss chronometer testing institute). It features traditional finishes with Geneva stripes and blued screws.
A limited-edition of 25 pieces, the Graham Chronofighter Vintage 25th Anniversary is presented on a brown hand-sewn calf leather strap with a steel pin buckle. The watch is priced at EUR 6,450. For more information, please visit www.graham1695.com.
Technical specifications – Graham Chronofighter Vintage 25th Anniversary
44mm diameter – stainless steel, satin-finished – domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating – see-through sapphire crystal case back – start/stop trigger – water-resistant to 100m
Matte, grained black dial
Snailed silver-coloured sub-dials
Calibre G1722, based on Valjoux 7750 – COSC-certified chronometer – automatic chronograph – 28,800 vibrations/hour (4Hz) – 48h power reserve – 30 jewels – hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with 30-minute counter
distressed brown calfskin strap with pin buckle
limited edition of 25 pieces