Unique piece Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT
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.
This watch that is unique in the world was created to mark the 16th anniversary of the WorldTempus site belonging to the founder of the Fine Watch Club, who now wishes to enable a club member to enjoy owning it. This private collector’s item has never been worn.
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.
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 Chronofighter Vintage GMT is well equipped for even the most demanding environments.
- Diameter: 44mm
- Green sunbrushed dial and white Super-LumiNova hands, numerals and indexes
- Power reserve: 48 hours
- Calibre G1733, automatic chronograph , 28'800 A/h (4Hz),
- Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counters) , big date with double disc at 12 o'clock Hours, minutes, seconds
- Stainless steel
- Green calf leather strap Steel pin buckle
- Water-resistance: 100m