To Brexit or not to Brexit – that is the debate raging in political circles, news channels and boardrooms across the UK and Europe as the Brexit date of 29th March 2019 looms large! While most experts are contemplating the pros and cons and the repercussions of this move of Britain away from the European Union & whether it will happen now or in the imminent future, one ingenious luxury watchmaker Graham has immortalized Brexit with a Graham Chronofighter Vintage UK Limited Edition that takes unity into its own hands.
From pomp to punk, the UK has always steered away from black and white perspectives. The Graham Chronofighter Vintage UK shows this spirit in its true colors, in this case those of the union jack flag. The timely Swiss watch with a British heritage addresses Brexit with heart-felt honesty – by adding a question mark. As in any love affair, this tiny piece of punctuation speaks volumes. Should I go or should I stay? Can we still be friends? Will we ever get back together again? It sets the tone for a timepiece with stunning looks, a love of tradition and the courage to look to the future.
A red, white and blue painted dial flags up a mood of familiarity with a twist on this automatic chronograph with a day-date display. At first sight, the red and white stripes are boldly patriotic, yet a concertina effect lets through more blue than usual. Modernist design language or a subtle hint that a variation on European blue is still welcome?
The iconic Graham Chronofighter trigger mechanism on the left-hand side enables a fast-action start/stop – a Brexit negotiator’s dream. The eye-catching timepiece comes with a blue calf leather strap with red and white stitching. A brown alternative is available for a stronger nostalgic statement. The Graham Chronofighter Vintage UK is a non-negotiable limited edition of 100 pieces. Take it or leave it.
The dial of the watch is painted with the three colored Union Jack flag (national flag of the United Kingdom) and it features an automatic chronograph Caliber – G1747, movement with the day-date and fast-action start-stop trigger among its key features. The timepiece is limited to 100 pieces and has a power reserve of 48 hours. The case diameter measures 44mm and is made of steel with a domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating and a see-through sapphire crystal case back. The watch is water resistant to 330 feet. There is a blue calf leather strap with red and white stitches available as also a brown calf leather or blue leather with white stitches and steel pin buckle.
Assuming they’ve been good and not naughty, 25 lucky individuals around the world can celebrate in style with a Graham Chronofighter sporting a Merry pin up. This limited edition Swiss made timepiece magic’s a glamorous “Santa Babe” from the wish list to the wrist, from morning till night.
Meticulously hand-painted on the dial, Merry ignites festive spirit with 1940s nostalgia and top-of-the-tree horological craftsmanship. This Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art festive special is powered by an automatic chronograph G1747 movement, visible through a see-through case back. A day-date window at nine o’clock is ready to handle any sort of calendar countdown.
Each piece comes with a hand-sewn blue calf-leather strap, along with a red canvas alternative that will harmonize perfectly with any Santa outfit. What more could a guy wish for?
The watch features a sun-brushed vintage dial with an automatic chronograph with day-date, fast-action start/stop trigger and comes fitted with a hand -sewn calf leather strap. Ticking inside the watch case is a calibre G1747, automatic chronograph with an Incabloc shock absorber and 48-hour power reserve.
The case diameter measures 44 mm and is made of steel as is the bezel. The front of the watch is covered with a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, while the case-back has a see-through sapphire crystal. The watch is water-resistant to 300 feet.
As an independent watch company, Graham manufactures its watches in their own production facilities in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the watchmaking capital of Switzerland. Their movements are first rate Swiss movements. They are all engineered or adapted exclusively for the brand.Graham is an unrepentantly English name for an exquisitely English watch. If you are interested in the minutiae of watchmaking, Graham was the surname of George Graham, born in 1673, a master watchmaker who lived in Fleet Street, London.
The latest timepiece in the iconic Graham Chronofighter collection is the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT which integrates a second time zone in a design that takes inspirations from different eras elegantly in its stride. Parented by the series launched at the dawn of the new millennium, this model combines sophisticated contemporary horology with visible vintage flashbacks.
It whisks the imagination on time travel trips taking in nostalgic plane adventures, fueled by whispers of the worlds of independent baby boomers and the liberated Beat Generation. The family’s trademark stop-start trigger is reliably ready for action, wherever, whenever.
A G1733 automatic chronograph movement makes the two worlds of this Swiss made timepiece go round – simultaneously. The uni-directional rotation bezel, decorated with a lateral helical toothing features 24 positions.
A large double-disk date at 12 o’clock also dressed up the dial. All are travel essentials in modern timekeeping terms. A box-lock mechanism adds an appealing, slow, tick-tock sound to the ceramic bezel’s motion. Underlining the statement of technical complexity is the construction of the trigger, combining a co-axial crown and push button. An eye for detail also finds harmonious visible expression.
Dark sun brushed dials with a radial gradient capture a wide range of shades to show off the Superluminova markings, snailed counters with a rhodiated ring. The instrument character of the overall look is signed off by a see-through case back to reveal the movement’s most intimate secrets. This watch is designed for real and aspiring globetrotters everywhere, whether they get their kicks on Route 66 or from an aviation fix.