Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Graham is an independent brand specializing in chronographs. The brand manufactures contemporary watches using the most modern technologies and materials, with a vintage aeronautic touch. If we look at the limited Holidays Series, the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd, or an ultramodern design, like the ultralight (less than 100grams) Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon. For the beginning of this year, Graham comes with a coloured move, the Chronofighter Superlight Carbon with shaded variations – True Colours.
Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon
We are already accustomed to, the Chronofighter Superlight Carbon comes in a relatively large carbon case. But as we remarked in our review, short lugs and the carbon case, pusher and buckle make the Chronofighter wear smaller than expected.
The polished 3K black carbon fabric texture bezel looks amazing and contrasts nicely with the coloured elements of the dial. The new straps variations permit an effortless accessorization to the quotidian life.
The new Chronofighter Superlight Carbon draws its inspiration from the Formula One. Graham has a strong affinity not only to aviation but also motor racing. The independent brand sponsored the Brawn GP Formula One team from 2009 to 2011, preceding the partnerships with the Swiss Porsche Cup, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the Baja 1000, the GT Asia Series, the Spengler Cup, Silverstone circuit, the Swiss Gurnigel Hill Race and the Club Porsche Romand.
Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon True Colours has many ideas and implementation in common with Formula One. Carbon, an lightweight material is used to manufacture watch, allowing it to weigh a scant 100g. The “Clous de Paris” patterned coloured straps remind of the Formula One’s coloured tyres and the pace cars present on the circuits.
Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon True Colour Ref. 2CCBK.V01A
The purple version of the Chronofighter comes carbon dial with purple printing for the seconds chrono’s track, with yellow chrono and small seconds hands. The integrated strap comes in purple rubber strap with “Clous de Paris” decoration.
Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon True Colour Ref. 2CCBK.O01A
Ref. 2CCBK.O01A comes with orange dial printing and the same yellow themed hands for the chrono function and the small seconds. The rubber strap comes with a nice orange rubber strap.
Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon True Colour Ref. 2CCBK.G06A 2CCBK.O01A
The Green version of the Chronofighter is decorated with green printing for the chrono second’s rail-track and with red hands for small seconds and chronograph function.
Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon True Colours Specification
For more information, please visit the Graham Website.
Type: automatic chronograph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 4Hz / 28’800 vph
Functions: Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter); Date at 8 o’clock; Hours, minutes, seconds
Material: Superlight black carbon composite case
Dimensions of the case: Diameter Ø 47mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
Crown: Black carbon fast-action start/stop trigger (3K carbon frame); Black rubber reset pusher with “Clous de Paris” high grip pattern
Caseback: Smoked sapphire crystal case back
Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar
Bezel: Black carbon bezel (3K carbon frame)
Material: Integrated purple, green and orange rubber strap with “Clous de Paris”; Additional black rubber strap
Buckle: Black carbon pin buckle (3K carbon frame)