Wed 28 Aug 2013
Now here’s a little beauty that harkens back to the days of the pocket watch and so many other wonderful things that our new throw-away iGeneration no longer appreciates. A solid .925 Sterling Silver watch case, a true gentlemen’s timepiece from Graham with their trademark trigger crafted in a less modern style to give the watch plenty of character, and a worthy homage to George Graham of the company’s namesake.
“GRAHAM made its new Chronofighter 1695 a timeless watch making instrument. An automatic 42 mm chronograph powered by a sophisticated Swiss movement. The minutes counter is placed at 6 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock, a distinctive GRAHAM disposition. In keeping with Gentlemen’s taste for style, we have also chosen to crown the watch with a silver (925) case. The silver (925) case back is elaborately hand-engraved with the Greenwich Royal Observatory as a tribute to the early life of George Graham, the official watchmaker of this important British Institution. The case back also features a sapphire aperture on the balance wheel and the escapement. An homage to “Honest George”, the father of the chronograph and creator of simplified escapements which are the ancestor of the Swiss modern escapement. Elegant and distinctive.”
Case: 42 mm silver (.925)
Movement: calibre G1745, automatic chronograph, 25 jewels, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 48 hours power reserve,
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Caseback: Silver (.925) case back with Greenwich Observatory hand-engraved and sapphire aperture on the balance wheel