Review: Graham Chronofighter Vintage Limited
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 fast-action 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 colorways 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.
- Dimensions: 44mm
- Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, day, date, chronograph
- Power Reserve: 48 hours
- Movement: Self-winding ETA-based G1747 chronograph calibre
- Material: Stainless steel
- Water Resistance: 100 meters
- Strap: Hand-sewn leather with steel pin buckle
This article was first published in WOW.