Sil­ver­stone RS Rac­ing On A Track To Be A Hit

World of Watches (Singapore) - - Graham Special -

For many, noth­ing gets the adren­a­line pump­ing like a high-speed car race. If you’re a true petrol­head, the name Sil­ver­stone would mean ev­ery­thing to you – this leg­endary Bri­tish mo­tor-rac­ing track is, af­ter all, the birth­place of the fastest and most tech­ni­cally avant­garde rac­ing event in the world – For­mula One. Be­ing Swiss in na­ture yet Bri­tish in spirit, Gra­ham has a unique in­ter­est in the auto-rac­ing arena, so when it ded­i­cates a watch col­lec­tion to this thrilling sport, it made sure to com­bine Gra­ham-style rac­ing spirit with fine pre­ci­sion and at­ten­tion to de­tails.

The lat­est ad­di­tion to Gra­ham’s Sil­ver­stone col­lec­tion is the Sil­ver­stone RS Rac­ing, in­tro­duced in a trio of ex­u­ber­ant colour tones rang­ing from green spiked with or­ange to white, grey, and blue with red ac­cents. But the colours are not merely de­sign el­e­ments; colours have many roles to play in auto rac­ing, dis­tin­guish­ing be­tween teams be­ing just one of the many. The di­als re­call car dash­boards and the straps are in­spired by tyre treads, but more cre­ativ­ity can be seen in the run­ning sec­onds sub­dial, which is shaped like a brake disc, and the dis­creet checker­board pat­tern of the dial. A tachy­met­ric scale runs around the bezel, re­in­forc­ing the watch’s sporty per­sona, and for the first time, Gra­ham threw in a day-date aper­ture at three o’clock. Fi­nally, a com­pos­ite ring with sub­tle touches of colour un­der the bezel gives the dial a three­d­i­men­sional ef­fect. MOVE­MENT Au­to­matic chronograph Cal­i­bre G1749 with In­ca­bloc shock ab­sorber and 46-hour power re­serve

CASE 46mm in steel FUNC­TIONS Chronograph, tachymeter, day-date STRAP In­te­grated tyre tread rub­ber with coloured in­sert

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