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Hit Rewind: Graham Chronofighter Vintage

 
Hit Rewind: Graham Chronofighter Vintage

How did one qualify as a true trendsetter 15 years ago? Those in the know would have procured the Chronofighter watch, when it was released for the very first time in 2001. Fifteen years later, the aesthetic of classic pilot’s watches is reinvented in this year’s edition of the Chronofighter Vintage Limited. It’s nostalgia meets modernity, and its beauty isn’t just skin-deep.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage

Bigger isn’t always better, as this watch proves in a 44mm case, a smaller update relative to its predecessors. Naturally, with less space, less important details are minimized: the running seconds sub-dial is now less visually obtrusive, while the markers for 3, 6, and 9 o’clock have been reduced to mere dots. On the other hand, the chronograph minute totaliser has been expanded for easier reading, while Super-LumiNova allows for optimized reading in low-light settings. Similarly, this iteration also carries the brand’s signature crown protector, and is paired with a nostalgic mushroom-shaped pusher.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage

The Chronofighter Vintage Limited runs on Graham’s automatic G1747 chronograph movement, with an Incabloc shock absorber and a power reserve of 48 hours. For that extra touch of rugged masculinity, the leather straps are hand-sewn in navy blue, brown or black. 

For more detailed specifications, visit Graham’s website here.