“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
~ Harvey MacKay

George Graham (7 July 1673 – 20 November 1751) was an English clockmaker, inventor, and geophysicist, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

This Graham Chronofighter marked the re-launch of the Graham brand in 2001, in homage to George Graham, the inventor of the chronograph. It was designed by Pierre-Andre Finazzi, and produced in Limited Edition. This model is numbered #0099.

This is the first generation model & a signature model for the brand.

The watch was equipped with a trigger-type mechanism of quick-action coaxial control, located on the left side, which allowed for practical, fast and ergonomic manipulation. This unique system was inspired by WWII British Royal Air Force pilots flying the “Lancaster” bombers. They were wearing thick fur coats and needed watches with large crowns and pushers. This is the first generation model & a signature model for the brand.

Specifications:

  • Automatic, Calibre G-1722, 25 jewels, 28,800vph
  • Certified COSC chronometer
  • Dial, case and movement signed.
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • Diam. 43 mm. Thickness 16 mm.
  • Rhodium-plated
  • Fausses cotes decoration
  • Straight-line lever escapement
  • Monometallic balance
  • Shock absorber
  • Self-compensating flat balance spring
  • Micrometer regulator
  • Stainless steel case
  • Cambered sapphire crystal
  • Circular brushed finish, concave bezel & Côtes de Genève
  • Bicolor matte black and silver with applied steel luminous painted Arabic numerals and baton indexes
  • Subsidiary silver guilloche dials for the seconds and 30-minute register
  • Steel hands filled with luminous. White sweep centre seconds hand with an “Arrow” head filled with luminous. Red tip. Blued steel register hands.
  • Start/stop function integrated in the winding crown, activated by a trigger, return-to-zero by round button, under locking handle at 9
  • Separate push-button for the return to zero at 10 o’clock.
  • Black leather strap, red stitching.
  • Brown leather strap, tan stitching included.
  • Big steel buckle engraved with “Graham”.
  • Double grip locking system
  • Screw-down back, engraved with “British Masters” symbol.
  • Water-resistant to 50m