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VINTAGE UK

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.

450 3From 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.