Those who choose a Graham Chronofigher chronograph are already assured of having a distinctive timepiece. The left-handed configuration of the watch is already unusual, but its trigger mechanism is both unmissable and unmistakable. Watch aficionados can now secure a truly unique piece thanks to a personalised red 16 on the black ceramic bezel of this GMT model.
It’s well known that early pilots wore gloves to protect themselves against the freezing temperatures that prevailed outside cockpits that were protected from the elements either poorly or not at all. That’s why the crowns on the first pilot’s watches were oversized (sometimes called “onion” crowns) – a tradition that continues to this day. Graham, however, found a novel solution to the problem with the invention of a trigger mechanism that makes it possible to activate the chronograph function (hugely important for a pilot when flying by waypoints) with ease. Oversized chronograph counters and a large double-disc date also help to make the Chronofighter a supremely legible piece.
Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT, unique piece © Graham
In the Vintage GMT version, a central GMT hand with a prominent red arrow-head tip (filled with SuperLuminova) adds a second time zone to the display. A black ceramic unidirectional bezel with 24 positions even allows for a third time zone to be programmed: the standard hour and minute hands show local time, the 24-hour GMT hand shows a second time zone (simply multiply the hour the hand is pointing to for the 24-hour clock) and turning the bezel can set an additional off-set from GMT for the third time zone. A dark green sunbrushed dial with radial gradient and a matching green calfskin strap round off the vintage look.
Precision Swiss timekeeping is provided by the G1733 self-winding chronograph movement, which operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and offers a power reserve of 48 hours. The movement can be admired beneath a sapphire crystal case back. Furthermore, 100 metre water resistance ensures that the Graham watches quality Replica Chronofighter Vintage GMT is well equipped for even the most demanding environments.
From the facts, the resulting watch is like a personal reflection of Loth himself – each facet precisely measured and only decided upon after a great deal of consideration. To give you an example, for only the carbon components, critical to the design’s weight specifications, Graham had to source from five completely different suppliers in extremely different industries to get the exact custom pieces created. This includes watch buckle makers, clearly, but also developers of medical grade carbon, plane brake makers, auto makers, and even hockey stick manufacturers — in case you were wondering, the signature Chronofighter cause for this piece must be developed in a multi-layer way, the exact same way that a hockey stick is created, to be super mild and springy.Secondly — cool variable — were you aware that the US military recently altered the pattern of the camouflage to adjust to the digital era? Neither did I, but based on Mr. Loth’s explanation, the US military has developed a new camouflage pattern which accounts for the pixelated images in enemy satellite tracking of our troops, helping our folks conceal better. Additionally, unique, almost mathematical, camouflage patterns are designated to specific missions so that tactical teams may quickly recognize if an enemy has stolen a uniform and is trying to infiltrate a present on-the-ground mission. Graham’s new Navy SEAL Chronofighter is the first commercial product on the market to apply this new digital camo design.
This unique piece is available exclusively from WorldTempus for 7,450 Swiss francs.
Anyone interested in purchasing this unique watch should send an email to WorldTempus’s director, Brice Lechevalier ([email protected]), co-creator of this one-of-a-kind model and your personal contact for all requests.
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