Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Graham Chronofighter

This watch was developed as a tribute to the bomber pilots and navigators of the British Royal Air Force. The large lever allows the chronograph to be started and stopped without the crewman removing his gloves. The watch function controls were moved to the left side of the case to allow the wearer to use his thumb to control the watch. The thumb is much quicker to act than the other fingers thus providing greater accuracy.
Movement: mechanical with automatic winding; Graham Caliber G-1722; power reserve approx. 42 hours.
Functions: hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds; chronograph.
Case: steel, satin-finished; 42.5 x 12 mm (excl. lugs & crown); steel crown, lever and push-button; back secured by 8 screws.
Dial: black, with silver sub-dials; applied Arabic numerals, baton and square markers with luminous coating; sword hands with luminous coating.
Indications: subsidiary seconds at 3; minute counter at 9; sweep chronograph second hand.
Strap: dark brown leather with steel buckle.