Presented by Graham 1695 – The new Chronofighter Vintage Aviator Limited Edition provides a sensory experience par excellence. Pull the trigger, feel at one with the watch and awaken the chronograph in the blink of an eye. And then, when life’s pressures threaten to raise your stress levels, touch the crimped edge of the vintage-themed bezel and experience its capacity to soothe the soul. Can you resist touching this latest creation from Graham?
To appreciate a timepiece fully, every sense must be employed. Look at the numerous dial details, listen to the sound when winding the crown, inhale the smell of the luxurious leather strap and feel the overall quality through the tips of your fingers. Indeed, touch can reveal much about a watch.
The Graham Vintage Aviator Limited Edition features an aviation-themed bezel, inspired by English pilots’ watches produced in the early part of the 20th century. The fixed bezel on this new Graham model invites the wearer to touch its crimped edge, rewarding the senses with a cathartic encounter.
However, this new limited-edition model offers much more than smile-inducing tactility. Its luminous modern-style hour and minute hands efficiently impart information, free of ambiguity. They converse with a crisp track, making read-off eminently simple. The blue central chronograph seconds hand is enlivened with a yellow tip, reaching towards the flange and collaborating with a dedicated track, displaying elapsed seconds in a highly lucid form.
The dial is not burdened with unnecessary information. A small seconds display is located at 3 o’clock, while a 30-minute chronograph register resides at 6 o’clock. A date aperture is discreetly positioned within the latter subdial, legible but understated. Nothing detracts from the presentation of hours and minutes.
Once again, Graham indulges the wearer’s sense of touch with another ergonomically optimized interface, the brand’s legendary trigger. This hugs the left flank of the case, delivering an intuitive means of commanding the chronograph. Its optimal design mitigates the time gap between observing an event and actuating the stopwatch function. The shorter the gap between observing an event and pressing the trigger, the more validity the recorded elapsed time really has. It is for this reason that the trigger is operated with the thumb, the fastest-acting digit.
Another benefit of positioning the combined crown and trigger on the left is that it confers superior wearer comfort. Often when a watch is worn and the wearer flexes their wrist, the protrusions on the right flank of the case gouge the wrist, chafe the skin or inhibit free movement. The left-handed trigger sidesteps such problems.
The Graham Vintage Aviator Limited Edition is housed in a 44mm stainless steel case that is united with a glass box sapphire crystal, imbuing the watch with a wonderfully retro aesthetic. At the heart of the watch is a Swiss automatic movement, conferring both precision and reliability.
The model is limited to just 100 pieces and is available worldwide from all authorized Graham retailers or www.graham1695.com.