|Quick specs Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd
Price: Approx. $ 5,700 | approx. € 5.000 | approx. £ 4,350
Size: 44 mm
The inspiration for the new Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd stems from military aircrafts from the 1940s. And gunmetal grey interiors of New York lofts. Okay, not much focus here design-wise, but the new Graham is brilliant if you want something that’s ‘out there’.
‘Edgy nostalgia’ they call it. But, as with many other ‘inspired’ watches, the only real reference to its inspiration is the RAF Halifax aircraft stamped on the back. And only for the reference 2CVAV.B17A. It is one of four limited editions (the first on the photo’s below). The other three models have a see-through case back.
The Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd also comes with denim straps
It’s very easy to get cynical, but we must admit, the gunmetal cases and stamped like dials – just like the riveted exteriors of old fighters – look quite good if you can accept the bold looks.
And the specs aren’t too bad either for this latest addition to the Chronofighter family. Graham’s own (Valjoux based) caliber G1747 is a trusty automatic and the chronograph with the start/stop trigger is a nice addition and something different than a regular chronograph set-up.
The only thing that we can’t quite get our head around is the version with the denim strap. But perhaps that’s the version you like.
technical data Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd
2CVAV.B17A/B19A/B18A/UO3A (limited to 250 pieces each)
Graham G1747 (base ETA 7750 / Valjoux 7750) | Automatic | Diameter: 30 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Hours, minutes, small seconds, day, date, chronograph | Power-reserve: 48 hours
|Case & dial:
44 mm | Aged steel with (dark) grey PVD | Aged steel with grey PVD bezel | Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating | See-through sapphire case back, steel case back with RAF Halifax aircraft for reference B17A | Black riveted with radial gradient and limited edition serial number | Beige/white super-luminova hands, numerals and indexes | Green/white rhodiated chrono hands | Green/red and rhodiated counter’s hand | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Aged green or beige cotton canvas or anthracite or blue denim | Titanium pin buckle
|Price Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd:
Approx. $ 5,700 | approx. € 5.000 | approx. £ 4,350