Graham’s Chronofighter Vintage Collection debuted in 2016. Although the case size has been scaled down to a 44mm, it is still very recognizable even from a distant. With the emblematic ‘grenade-like’ trigger, a knurled crown and a vintage twist to it, Graham has now added another model to the collection, the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Pulsometer.
Streamlined Like a Fighter
Most pilot watches such as those from the IWC Schaffhausen often has a bit of a rugged look to it, however, the Graham Chronofighter beg to differ. The pulsometer’s dial layout is absolutely elegant, the day-date indicator is set at the 9’clock position to counteract the small seconds on opposite polar.
Graham has a strong vocation to make the pulsometer as sleek as it gets, time indication was limited to the central second hand but it is more than enough considering the design of the watch is to take the middle ground between being bold and being elegant.
With a slight ‘steampunk aesthetic’, even though the watch is rocking an enormous 44mm, the well-polished steel with a sun-brushed finish wears unexpectedly well on wrists thanks to its decorous case and its slightly domed sapphire case back. The leather strap is as comparatively softer than most, with the intricate broguing on it, further imparted the elegancy of the watch
Graham Chronofigher Specifications
The Chronofighter Vintage Pulsometer is powered by the automatic calibre G1718. Scrutinizing into the glass case in the back, you can spot that the lever mechanism is a modification of the famous Valjoux 7750 workhorse. Probably one of the world’s greatest chronograph movement so far in history, it is complication upon complication. The movement operates at a stunning 28,800 vibrations per hour with a two-day power reserve.
Case: 44mm – steel case – a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating – sapphire case back with a water-resistant to 100m
Movement: Calibre G1718 (modified Valjoux 7750) – 2 days power reserve – 28800 vibrations/hour – day-date
Reference2CVCS.S01A (silver dial) ; 2CVCS.B20A (black dial)
*limited to 250 pieces for each colour
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