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Baselworld 2016: Graham Push Carbon Fibre Watchmaking To The Limit

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Graham is the place where British design unites with precision Swiss watchmaking. With a facility located in the watchmaking capital of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, the company which began in 1695 has earned a reputation for offering up some of the world’s most exclusive movements that are unique only to Graham. At this year’s Baselworld, Graham brought to the show some of their finest tough guy watches which are both sophisticated and extremely masculine.

Let’s take you through a closer look at the Chronofighter Vintage Collection and technological masterpiece that is the Chronofighter Superlight Carbon.

Chronofighter Superlight Carbon

The marvels of modern technology run deep within the roots of Graham’s Chronofighter Superlight Carbon watch. Their latest debut at Baselworld completes Graham’s Superlight Carbon collection trilogy in fine form. The manufacturing process is where the magic happens as the watch utilises complex, high-performance machining processes to achieve a total mass of less than 100g (that’s less than a pack of biscuits for all of you playing at home). The watch itself has gone through four separate high-strength carbon treatments to ensure that this lightness lasts the test of time.

The core features of the watch includes a 47mm superlight black carbon composite case housing a calibre G1747 automatic chronograph. The movement allows for a date window at 8 o’clock, chronograph functions which measure speed via a tachymeter scale and a reversed minute counter. It also boasts a sturdy 48 hour power reserve. All of this is controlled by the watch’s centrepiece, a black carbon fibre fast-action start/stop trigger, dial and bezel.

On the caseback you’ll find a limited edition inscription with corresponding serial number. A grey rubber strap with “Clous de Paris” and black carbon fibre buckle also accompanies this advanced piece of timekeeping. The Chronofighter Superlight Carbon will be limited to just 50 pieces.

Chronofighter Vintage Collection

Graham has taken the old school route with the Baselworld 2016 debut of the Chronofighter Vintage Collection. Turning back the clocks by fifteen years will see the arrival of the first Graham Chronofighter watch. To celebrate this minor anniversary, Graham have released four new colour variants to the series. The signature trigger remains fixed firmly on the left side of the 44mm stainless steel case to exude pure masculinity.

On the inside, a sophisticated G1747 automatic chronograph movement resides, which is also visible through the case back. The movement affords a 48 hour power reserve and features chronograph functionality of two easily legible counters; one to track seconds and the other to count 30-minute intervals. On the main dial you’ll find the hours, minutes and second hands with a date window at 9 o’clock.

The leather straps of each colour variation boast contrast stitching whilst the colour variants range include a navy dial with navy strap, black dial with brown strap, black strap with black dial and beige hands and black strap with a black dial and white hands.

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