New trigger system adaptation: Graham Chronofighter Target Denim celebrates the world of fashion
Graham hits the streets with the Chronofighter Target Denim
The Chronofighter is one of Graham’s core collections and arguably the brand’s most emblematic, thanks to the unique “trigger” system that controls the chronographs’ start/stop functions. It’s been well received and Graham has, in response, created several variations on the theme. These range from elegant women’s watches to technical diving watches to vintage-styled pilot watches, each with its own adaptation to the trigger system’s design.
The latest timepiece to join the line-up has veered off in an entirely different direction this time, and entered the world of fashion. Enter the Chronofighter Target Denim. This new watch will appeal to the sartorially inclined with its form, which melds serious tool watch design elements with street fashion chic. Purpose-driven design is readily apparent in the bold lines and surfaces of the case, alongside the choice of technical materials: scratch-resistant ceramic for the bezel, and black carbon for the trigger. Meanwhile, the playful aspects of the watch are seen in the blue-tinted dial, which complements its eponymous denim strap.
As usual, Graham has put a heavy premium on the wearer’s ease of access to the watch’s functions. Reading the time is a cinch despite the choice of a smoked dial, which exposes the movement underneath it, as the white dial markings and bold hands create a high contrast with the background. The brand has also eschewed the 12-hour totaliser for the chronograph; in exchange for a shorter limit for the measurement of elapsed time, the 30-minute totaliser has been magnified to dominate the bottom half of the dial for better legibility. Measurement of intervals up to 30 minutes long aside, the chronograph can also be used with the telemeter scale – printed on the outer edge of the chapter ring – to measure the distance to an (audible) event based on the speed of sound.
Apart from this reference in blue, two other colourways of the Chronofighter Target Denim are available. One has a green-tinted dial paired with a khaki canvas strap, while the other has a grey-tinted dial and an anthracite canvas strap.
Movement: Self-winding Graham G1747 chronograph movement with 48-hour power reserve
Case: 47mm in steel and carbon; water resistant to 100m
Strap: Blue denim strap with steel ardillon buckle