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Graham enters the Diver Watch realm with a BANG – their new Chronofighter Prodive is an impressive looking beast of a watch. Its the first Graham watch where the eccentricities actually seem to fall into the right place. The famous Graham lever actually seems to fit with the style much better than previous models and blends in. This will be a Graham that finally appeals to non-Graham lovers. Its even got decent 600m water resistance.

-Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter) to measure decompression time. Date at 9 o’clock. Black PVD automatic Helium escape valve
-Hours, minutes, seconds
-Calibre G1750, automatic mono-pusher chronograph, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber
-25 jewels
-Power reserve : 48 hours
-45 mm steel case
-Integrated steel with black PVD left hand fast-action start / stop / reset trigger. Functional at 2000 feet / 600 m.
-Screwed yellow rubber coated crown (automatic locking system (bayonet) and red safety ring)
-Steel with black PVD bezel, unidirectional rotating rim (120 positions) to measure dive time, luminous indicator at 12 o’clock
-Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
-Steel case back with shark imprinted and limited edition serial number
-2000 feet / 600 m / 60 bar
-Black dial and counters, propeller-shaped seconds counter (running indicator)
-White Super-LumiNova hands and grey indexes, yellow chrono and minutes counter’s hands
-Double luminescent indications: blue and green

More info: http://www.graham-london.com/en-gb/collection/prodive/prodive/2cdavb02a.aspx

Graham released a new Chronofighter GMT Steel style, this one with a Pepsi style bezel a la Rolex GMT of the 90’s. I do like the somewhat more subtle sensibilities of this new Chronofighter and the oeverall direction the company has taken with its design.

Functions: Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter). GMT / second time zone. Big date with double discs at 12 o’clock Hours, minutes, seconds
Calibre: Calibre G1733, automatic bi-compax chronograph, 28’800 A/h (4 Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 28 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case: 47 mm steel case with fine-brushed horns Steel with black PVD left hand fast-action start/stop trigger and reset pusher Aluminium bezel – Blue and red with GMT scale. Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces. Smoked sapphire case back
Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m
Dial: Black dial with silver counters. White Super-LumiNova central, seconds counter hands and numerals, white skeleton GMT hand with white Super-LumiNova head and red contour, red chrono and minutes counter hands
Strap: Integrated black croco
Price: 10,400 CHF

CJ Wilson, MLB Pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has joined Graham as an Ambassador. He is also the owner of CJ Wilson Racing. This is perhaps a move by Graham to better infiltrate the US Market.

GRAHAM welcomes CJ Wilson

A native of Southern California, CJ Wilson, proud Graham Ambassador and Major League Baseball pitcher, brings a new edge to the Graham family. CJ is the first professional baseball player to be signed as a brand Ambassador for Graham, strengthening the brand’s presence in worldwide sports culture. CJ is also the owner of CJ Wilson Racing, which continues the long motorsports heritage of the Graham brand. The motorsports and racing legacy is a defining feature that drew CJ to the brand initially. “I really like that Graham has connections to motorsports. For me, that sends the message that they’re serious about precision and performance, not just style,” says Wilson, now in his 7th year as a Major Leaguer.

CJ has enjoyed great success in his young career, both on the baseball diamond and on the racetrack through CJ Wilson Racing, the latter of which won the 2011 Road Atlanta race in the SCCA Pro Racing MX-5 Cup on September 30th, 2011. But off the field, Wilson has become a pillar in the community for not only his dominance on the field, but it his charitable endeavors through CJ Wilson Childrens Charities, a Dallas-based organization that supports children with chronic and terminal illnesses nationwide. The Charity teams up with childrens hospitals to inspire comfort and hope by helping to believe some of the stresses associated with long-term hospital stays.

Wilson wears owns several GRAHAM watches and particularly loves the Chronofigher Oversize Diver and Silverstone Stowe Classic models. GRAHAM watches are almost emblematic of CJ’s drive for the perfect balance between performance and style on the field and into his daily life. “The Graham brand is bold- and for me standing out is important. I feel boldness- when combined with style- really sets more personality into each design element.”

On my computer, I have a photo temporary folder where I store my photos initially after downloading them from my camera. Its like an “unsorted” temporary folder before I have decided what to do with my pics. Because I am busy (or lazy, can’t always tell which), photos often sit there for months. Looking through my temp folder now, I see lots of wrist shots, and figured I would throw them up on here for kicks. Seeing lots of wrist shots in a row is kind of a cool thing, so Here it is!

Up First: Rolex GMT-II Ceramic

Next Up: IWC 3717 Spitfire Pilots Chronograph

Eterna 1935 Automatic

Panerai PAM90 Power Reserve

Sinn 857 GMT Tegimented

Panerai PAM320 GMT

Wyler Geneve Code-R Chronograph

JOA 249 Homage

Graham Chronofighter Classic

This is a little crazy looking for me, but hey, I’m sure there are many folks out there willing to shell out $16,500USD (15,000CHF) for an iridescent watch. Nothing like taking what is already a pretty funky looking watch, and making it funkier!

From Graham:
The multitude of colours is hypnotic. The iridescence of the Swordfish Booster Iris, similar to the most beautiful natural wonders, is eye-catching. Do you know what Iris means in Latin?

Rainbow.

This rainbow effect is not due to pigment but interferences of light. It means that light waves interfere with one another on a surface refracting parts of the spectrum which create the iridescent colors. You have probably already seen it in a soap bubble or in an oil stain on a wet pavement but it results from a high-technological process.

The change of colours is also due to the extremely complex composition of the layers’ oxide. The steel case and components have been placed in big vacuums producing plasma reaction.

This unique coating contains multi-layered structures that provide thin-film interference. The thickness across the surface causes changes of colours in reflected light. Iridescence adds a new dimension to “surface”.

Graham Swordfish Booster Iris

Functions
Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours counter) Hours, minutes, seconds

Calibre
Calibre G1710, automatic bi-compax chronograph, 28’800 A/h (4 Hz), Incabloc shock absorber
34 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours

Case
48 mm steel case with black PVD coating and interferential substrate (iridescent effect) with two portholes at 3 and 9 o’clock
Steel right hand control pushers with “Clous de Paris” high grip pattern
Steel bezel with black PVD coating and interferential substrate (iridescent effect)
Flat sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating
See-through sapphire crystal case back, screwed-down case back

Water Resistance
330 feet / 100 m

Dial
Black mother-of-pearl dial. Hours and minutes black snailed counters. Counters are magnified by 15%.
Skeleton central hands with black tip, black numerals and indexes, black seconds hand, grey hours, minutes counters’ and chrono hands

Strap
Integrated green croco
Black ceramic pin buckle

Price
15’000 CHF

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