Following the four Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art models featuring the pin-ups Lilly, Sally, Nina and Anna, Graham has just unveiled a festive version of the timepiece sporting a Merry pin-up. Meticulously hand-painted on the blue sunbrushed dial, Merry ignites festive spirit with 1940s nostalgia and top-of-the-tree horological craftsmanship.
From the details, the resulting watch is like a personal manifestation of Loth himself – every aspect precisely measured and only decided upon following a lot of consideration. To give you an instance, for just the carbon components, crucial to the design’s weight specifications, Graham had to source from five completely different suppliers in wildly different industries to acquire the exact custom made pieces created. This includes watch buckle manufacturers, 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 trigger for this piece has to be developed in a multi-layer manner, the exact same manner that a hockey stick is created, to be super light and springy.Secondly — trendy variable — did you know that the US army recently altered the pattern of the camouflage to adjust to the electronic age? Neither did I, but based on Mr. Loth’s excuse, the US military has developed a brand new camouflage pattern that accounts for its pixelated pictures in enemy satellite monitoring of our troops, helping our people conceal much better. Furthermore, unique, nearly mathematical, camouflage patterns are designated to certain missions so that tactical teams can immediately recognize if an enemy has got a uniform and is trying to infiltrate a current on-the-ground mission. Graham’s new Navy SEAL Chronofighter is the first commercial product in the marketplace to apply this new digital camo pattern.
The 44mm steel case of this limited edition Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art festive special houses an automatic chronograph G1747 movement, offering a 48-hour power reserve, and visible through a see-through case back. A day-date window at nine o’clock is ready to handle any sort of calendar countdown. And why exclude watches from dressing up to the nines? Each piece comes with a hand-sewn blue calf-leather strap, along with a red canvas alternative that will harmonise perfectly with any Santa outfit.
Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art © Graham
Assuming they’ve been good and not naughty, only 25 lucky individuals around the world can celebrate in style with a Graham Chronofighter sporting a Merry pin-up.