The Graham Chronofighter Vintage 25th Anniversary watch comes on a brown leather strap that matches the watch quite well and wears pretty comfortably. This allowed me to focus on, and really appreciate, the unique silhouette the Graham Chronofighter case cuts. By placing the regulating organ within a rotating cage, which in turn revolves 360° every minute, gravitational errors are averaged out. Those readers of slight build may find the sheer scale of this watch off-putting, however, those would-be wearers wishing to make a statement may well succumb to its leviathan-like charms. Thankfully, the large golden bridge with its prominent kink midway along its section, doesn’t impair the view of the rotating cage, escape wheel or 3-spoke balance wheel. Interestingly, the case band is convex, according an agreeable contradistinction with the bezel above. -Black dial and counters, propeller-shaped seconds counter (running indicator) I must admit that having placed the watch upon my wrist, I did not find it unwieldy or unduly flamboyant. Discuss it in the comments below on this post or on the Facebook page. While each timepiece has its own distinctive mien, all versions share a similar featherlight mass. Or, to put it another way, the case itself is decently compact (considering it’s an automatic chronograph), but you are dealing with some visual bulk. Angus Davies reviews the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Ref. Glen Moray Sauternes Cask Matured expression. There are brands out there with instantly recognizable designs. On the left-hand side of the case its signature lever allows the wearer to start and stop the chronograph with ease using the thumb – the fastest of all fingers – even when they’re wearing thick aviator gloves. It also has a 600m water resistance, is pretty good but I had expected more . The typeface is white, neoteric in nature and highly legible. On this latest version of the Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph, the hour and minutes are indicated with golden Modern-style hands, lined with luminescent fill. These watches, effectively pocket watches strapped to the sleeve of a bomber jacket, were vital when carrying out flying sorties, especially at night. Hands-On: Graham Chronofighter Vintage 25th Anniversary Limited-Edition Watch. All Rights Reserved! Makes a seahorse feel wimpy by comparison. Its dimensions, white strap, carbon weave details and prominent trigger unabashedly fanfare this model’s arrival when it enters a room. A small seconds display is presented on a snailed subdial at 3 o’clock. Always fun to have a predator from the deep on your watch. At Baselworld 2016, Graham celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Chronofighter model with the release of four ‘vintage’ models. This year, the Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Tourbillograph celebrated its 10th anniversary. As well as wearing the now iconic leather Irvin flying jackets, lined with sheepskin, the flying officers also wore thick gloves, keen to stave off biting temperatures. I like the watch, in particular the new case design and new dials. 4 responses. Case: Stainless steel; diameter 43mm; water resistant to 10 bar (100 metres); sapphire crystal to front and case back. Blue is an incredibly versatile colour, matching a myriad of clothes and augmenting the appearance of many sartorial ensembles. -Calibre G1750, automatic mono-pusher chronograph, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber With this in mind and inspired by military aviation of yesteryear, he conceived the unusual trigger device which adorns the left hand flank of the Chronofighter’s case. Since Graham’s founding in 1995, the brand has been most identified by and associated with its Chronofighter and its immediately recognizable chronograph trigger. 2CVAS.U01A.L129S featuring a stunning blue dial. With a relatively conservative case size and classic dial design, I think this 25th-anniversary Chronofighter is exactly what I want to see more of from Graham. However, if you’re all about that look, I think you’d count that in the plus category. The brand has differentiated its products from competitors’ models by equipping most of its chronographs with an ingenious trigger system, which sits on the left flank of the case. The Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is testament to a bold and technical approach to design, directly inspired by historical military timepieces. However, while the movement and the watch wholeheartedly embrace modernity, the Maison perpetuates traditional watchmaking craftsmanship. It features the tastefully redesigned start-stop trigger seen on other ‘Vintage’ models in the collection, a knurled onion crown and a mushroom-shaped reset pusher, subtle design elements that all work together to really re-enforce the classic pilot watch design. It is closed with a steel pin buckle. Not only are the dials bold, but the case also brings its own signature style to these watches. For me, the Graham chronograph trigger is a lot like the Panerai Luminor crown guard in that it can’t save a poor design but it can certainly enhance the right watch, while also helping set it apart from the competition. The sapphire crystal is mildly domed and forms a flush union with the bezel. Watch Reviews, Watch Blogs & Watch News By Angus Davies. White, slender indexes, together with the Arabic numerals at noon, evince a contemporary character. The dial, inspired by the past, features eye-popping hues. A fine golden ring (5N) frames the register, providing a tasteful means of delineation. Graham Chronofighter Watch Collection Review The Graham Chronofighter collection is the brand�s first collection. While there are four options, we spent time with the blue dial variant (this one seems to be pretty popular, as it took some time for the AD to shake one loose for us to spend time with). This stealthy-toned ensemble exhibits a neoteric character and proffers an incredibly low mass. Even the dial layout will be familiar, with the running seconds showing up at the 3 o’clock position and the chronograph minutes taking up the larger sub-dial at 6 o’clock. When timing an interval, the lag between observing an event and starting/stopping the chronograph has a significant influence on the validity of the time measured. A white central chronograph seconds hand circumnavigates the dial, kissing a white hued track which is marked with a series of strokes, denoting 0.2 and 1 second integers. It combines a column-wheel chronograph with a highly desirable tourbillon. 2CDAV.U01A we are reviewing here, not only was a joy to work with, but it's a watch that in our book, is perfectly suited for the purpose that it was created for, a true diving watch with a chronograph that can be activated and utilized underwater to a depth of 2000 feet. Both subdials are done in silver with subtle and appreciated snailing to add a bit of visual refinement to the piece. The trigger design of the Graham Chronofighter Vintage mitigates this ‘human factor’, proving intuitive to use, courtesy of its ergonomic interface with the right thumb. A pretty standard, reliable movement, the G1747 operates at 28,800bph and has a 48 hour power reserve. A small seconds hand sits atop the tourbillon and converses with the adjacent golden, seconds track. Some of the dial elements of the Graham Chronofighter Vintage are quite contemporary. -Screwed yellow rubber coated crown (automatic locking system (bayonet) and red safety ring) The Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is testament to a bold and technical approach to design, directly inspired by historical military timepieces. It feels like the watch is able to breathe without any extraneous day-date indicators, date windows, or design embellishments splashed across the dial. It is snailed and features a combination of crisp strokes and white Arabic numerals. Graham, the high-end watch firm from La Chaux-de-Fonds, has gained an enviable reputation for selling distinctive, eye-catching chronographs. A technical tour de force, the inaugural version of this watch combined a tourbillon and chronograph. It’s also worth noting that the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft watch features a buckle made of titanium.