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Gra­ham looked to the good old days of avi­a­tion for in­spi­ra­tion, and crafted the Chronofighter Vin­tage that harks back to that era

Gra­ham has taken the aes­thet­ics of clas­sic pi­lot watches and used it to cre­ate the Chronofighter Vin­tage Lim­ited. Un­like its larger sib­lings, its case mea­sures a more mod­est 44mm across, and fea­tures a stain­less steel con­struc­tion in lieu of the com­pos­ites fre­quently seen in the col­lec­tion. The brand’s sig­na­ture fas­tac­tion chronograph trig­ger and lever sys­tem has been paired with a knurled onion crown here, with a nos­tal­gic mush­room-shaped re­set pusher.

The Chronofighter Vin­tage Lim­ited has an ex­tremely leg­i­ble dial with Su­per-lu­mi­nova used in all the right spots to op­ti­mise read­abil­ity in most set­tings. To al­low the time to be read at a glance, less im­por­tant de­tails are min­imised. The run­ning sec­onds sub-dial at three o’clock, for ex­am­ple, has been shrunken to make it less vis­ually ob­tru­sive. In ad­di­tion, the mark­ers for three, six, and nine o’clock have been re­duced to just dots to sup­port the con­spic­u­ous ren­der­ing of “12”. Like the 12 o’clock in­dex, the chronograph minute to­taliser has also been ex­panded to make it eas­ier to read.

Pow­ered by Gra­ham’s au­to­matic G1747 au­to­matic chronograph cal­i­bre with In­ca­bloc shock pro­tec­tion, the watch has a power re­serve of 48 hours. A hand-sewn leather strap com­pletes the pack­age, im­bu­ing the time­piece with rugged vibes. Four dif­fer­ent colour­ways are in reg­u­lar pro­duc­tion. Two 15-piece lim­ited edi­tions fea­tur­ing chronograph minute coun­ters in­spired by mil­i­tary roundels of the Royal Air Force and US Air Force are also avail­able. MOVE­MENT Self-wind­ing Eta-based G1747 chronograph cal­i­bre with 48-hour power re­serve

CASE 44mm in stain­less steel, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 100m STRAP Hand-sewn leather with steel pin buckle PRICE $7,383

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