Exotic materials, bold styling, and innovative machining processes are all in a day’s work for Graham. The new limited edition Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon, freshly announced for Baselworld 2016, unsurprisingly continues this trend with a charismatic offering that’s arguably one of the British brand’s most ambitious yet. At under 100 grams, this third and final entry in the Superlight Carbon collection doesn’t use the “oversized” monicker of some peers but boasts a large 47mm case without a lot of the weight.
As a brand with roots traced back to the earliest manufacture of chronographs, Graham’s connections to the pursuit of speed come somewhat naturally, and thusly, so does a chronograph hewn from carbon fiber – a heavily favored composite in aerospace and performance automotive industries, due to its exceptional strength-to-weight ratios. Graham took cues from industry leaders in composites to develop the case used in the Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon, carefully machined from a special carbon fiber composite which has a higher capacity for shock absorption to meet the long-term durability needs of wrist wear.
There’s no shortage of the typically exotic Graham watches copy Replica flourishes on the Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon, like the large start/stop trigger – a very fun Graham signature specially designed for more “precise and immediate” chronograph actuation. The dial, bezel, and strap buckle are all also made entirely from machined carbon fiber. Beneath all that carbon, beats Graham’s calibre G1747 – a 25-jewel automatic chronograph movement with a reversed 30-minute counter that bears along at 28,800 vph, visible through the caseback’s smoked sapphire crystal. The G1747 is a relatively standard movement for Graham – it uses the Valjoux 7750 as a base, and is deployed in other two-register chronographs like the Chronofighter Oversize Target and the Chronofighter Oversize Navy Seals.
For a brand that’s gone by what some consider a radical change during the last 20 years since Loth took the helm, many are wondering what to expect next. Today, however, Loth confirms to us that Graham Watches has finally hit it’s stride, and the important projects they have helped build during this time of growth, not just for the new but for the international community, has generated a strong future which we will see develop through our younger generations. In reality, he believes that we will return and recognize that history was made today. As they say, see what happens next.Price for the Graham Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation featured within this report is $8,050, and it is limited to 500 pieces, using a portion of every sale going to the Navy SEAL Foundation.Graham has just announced a new version of its Moon Watch, that includes an oversized moon phase indicator and flying tourbillon. It currently comes in a 18k white gold case, using a dark sapphire bezel and a black dial adorned with diamonds — all brought together in a bid to make the beautiful and gigantic Moon stand out from the dial even more.For this year, Graham is publishing a new version of its Graham Geo.Graham The Moon Watch that’s similar in most aspects, but comes with an 18k white gold case and black dial rather. It’s difficult to choose between the two, but I believe this new black dial variant captures the soul of the moon more completely and I particularly like the way that it contrasts against the diamonds that are set in the dial. If you are wondering, these diamonds are not put about in arbitrary positions, but really represent five big constellations – Camelopardalis, Perseus, Cassioepia, Ursa Major, and Ursa Minor, with the middle of the dial representing the North Star. To wrap it all up, this fresh Graham Geo.Graham The Moon Watch also has a black Milky Way sapphire painted bezel.The fresh Graham Geo.Graham The Moon in white gold will include a fitting black crocodile strap and will be limited to just 8 pieces, and will be priced at $295,000.
However, despite their similarities in design and dial layout, what’s particularly impressive about the Graham watches images Replica Chronofighter Superlight Carbon is how its 47mm case weighs in at a hair under a feathery 100 grams – no small feat, given its generous proportions, but also no huge surprise, considering carbon fiber’s significant weight savings over steel and even titanium.
Given its complexity to manufacture, and Graham’s penchant for exclusivity, only 50 pieces of the Chronofighter Superlight Carbon will be produced, each carrying a price tag of $11,550. graham1695.com