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Graham Watches - Watchmakers Since 1695
Founded by London clockmaker George Graham in 1695, often touted as the Father of modern watch-making. Born to innovate, Graham gave the world its first stopwatch, the mercury pendulum system, and the unique chronograph. After more than a century’s hiatus, Graham watches was restarted by an independent watch company and now the brand manufactures its own watches. They have quirky designs and are big on details. Every watch has its own exclusive detail that you continue to discover over time. Straps, buckles, and dials are designed with a beautiful and original approach. The watches are designed in a manner that looks like a form of mechanical perfection and not just another Swiss watch.
The watches can be described as confident, bold, independent, and extroverted. The materials and mechanisms are used in a unique and innovative manner while crafting each timepiece. Their iconic collection consists of many watches in Chronofighter, Swordfish, Superlight and Fortress. Here’s another interesting detail: Every Graham watch comes with a warranty certificate in the form of a passport. This shows that the brand treats every watch as a unique individual with its own identity. Another characteristic displaying the individuality of the brand is the trigger around the crown. Specifically used by the bomber aircraft crews in the second world war, this trigger was used to time the raids and maintain the air formations of the squadrons. If you’re looking for a unique timepiece with its own individuality, then Graham watches is decidedly the right choice for you.
The Chronofighter collection is a retro-styled, pilot-themed adventure timepiece, one can adorn on their wrists with ease. Available in two different iterations, Vintage and Superlight, the Chronofighter collection is for the larger than life personalities. The feature that makes it stand apart is the trigger on the left side of the watch. A reminder of the watches worn by the Bomber crews in the second world war, this distinct collection is a pilot watch staring right into history.
Whereas, the Chronofighter Superlight is one collection carrying forward the traditional aspect of Graham watches whilst being lightweight. With a weighing scale hovering under 100g, this collection is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
The Chronofighter is powered by the automatic calibre G1747, a movement based on the Valjoux 7750. Valjoux 7750 was an important proponent of the mechanical renaissance back in the midst of the Quartz Crisis. A time when mechanically driven watches were set aside in the name of much reliable battery-powered watches. Known for their reliability, both G1747 and 7750 are a sign of robustness with accuracy.
Launched in 2004, the popularity of this collection was such that Graham had to stop producing this collection in 2011. The reason? An excessive amount of counterfeit in the market. Now, the counterfeit production is under control and Graham watches now produce these horological patricians in four different iterations.
Inspired by the predatory fish, this collection dons a 46mm case in Bronze and a 44mm case in Steel. Complimenting these large dials are two 20-per cent magnifying glasses over the sub-dials at three and nine o’clock. Powered by a G1710 calibre, it runs on a frequency of 28,800vph and offers a 48-hour power reserve.
A monopusher chronograph, the Graham Fortress watch is a tribute to the historic military timepieces. This collection is housed in a 47mm stainless steel case with start, stop, and reset button fitted inside the carefully crafted onion-shaped crown. A step aside from big triggers and pushers, the Fortress is a timepiece adorned with a touch of minimalism.
Equipped with the much reliable automatic G1750 movement, a modified version of the Valjoux 7750. It beats at 28,800 vph whilst offering a power reserve of 48 hours.