Graham Chronofighter 1695
Distinctive… that word is entirely relevant for the Graham Chronofighter. Together with the Panerai Luminor Marina – with its unmistakable crown monitor – it is maybe quite possibly the most conspicuous watches of the last decennia. Graham just delivered another, more discrete, variant of the intense Chronofighter.
It’s mostly due to the unmistakable chronograph pusher, that it stands so much separated from other watches. The first occasion when I saw one ‘in the metal’ I just needed to attempt it ( check my old wrist shot here ) and I was emphatically astounded by it’s looks and even tact. At any rate, as long as the chronograph pusher is covered up under your sleeve. Here’s the new Graham Chronofighter 1695.
The dial shows 12 numerals, a date gap at the 3 o’clock position and a 30-minute chronograph counter at the 6 o’clock position. Not much and that’s why this is likely the most careful Chronofighter to date. The 42 mm case is accessible in treated steel and comes on either a black or earthy colored leather tie, while the 18K pink gold adaptation comes on an earthy colored crocodile strap.
The tempered steel form comes with either a black dial and white numerals/lists or a silver/white dial with black numerals and lists. The pink gold adaptation has a champagne shading dial with gold applied numerals at 12, 3 and 9 o’clock and applied gold stick markers at the other hours.
The domed sapphire precious stone with has against intelligent covering on both within and the outside of the gem. Including it gives magnificent perceivability and no glare, anyway against intelligent covering outwardly of the gem may get scratched and can get revolting over the years.
The Chronofighter 1695’s caseback is closed, with simply a little sapphire aperture over the equilibrium haggle. The tempered steel case back portrays an etching of the Greenwich Royal Observatory and the case back of the pink gold rendition shows a similar Observatory anyway that one is hand-engraved!
The etching of the Greenwich Royal Observatory is a recognition for the early existence of George Graham, the official watchmaker of this significant British Institution and the gap is a reverence to “Legitimate George”, the father of the chronograph and maker of improved on escapements which are the predecessor of the Swiss present day escapement. Possibly a long and specialized read, yet additionally a decent reference, is the Wikipedia page about the historical backdrop of escapements and the job George Graham (Honest George) played.
Altogether an ordinary Graham Chronofighter with unadulterated Graham DNA. The Graham Chronofighter 1695 is accessible for CHF 5,500 Swiss Francs (hardened steel) or CHF 19,950 for the pink gold version.
Check out the Graham site for more data about the watch and availability.
This article is composed by Frank Geelen, chief supervisor for Monochrome Watches .