Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd

The latest additions to the iconic Chronofighter family, with its signature stop-start trigger, are rebels with a very clear cause. Four different watches, each produced in a limited edition of 250, derive their distinctive identity from 44mm aged metal with grey PVD cases. A sophisticated accelerated aging process gives the old metal aspect to the steel case initially coated with dark grey PVD.

The inspiration palette for the new watch spans from 1940s military aircraft to the gunmetal grey furniture at home in the hippest of Manhattan lofts. This opens up a gripping storybook that invites the imagination to explore historical aviation milestones, the reach of vintage in the design world and the love of turning yesterday into tomorrow.

This message of edgy nostalgia, DNA of the entire Chronofighter Vintage series, is underlined by riveted dials with radial gradient and vintage colours, indexes and hands. Ensuring the historic aviation inspiration remains on the radar screen, one reference has a picture of the British Royal Air Force’s Halifax aircraft stamped on the case back, while the other three references have a see-through sapphire case back.

As a former commander-in-chief of the Korean Army, Eric Loth isn’t a stranger to the military lifestyle historically connected to the company he now heads. What makes him distinctive is his dual background in design and engineering which has shaped him into an intellectual, forward-thinking innovator in his company’s product designs as well as its company philosophy as a personally accountable member of the global community.Eric Loth informs me that previously, the business partnered with several organizations which were pure licensing agreements (i.e., we place the title on it, and pay you a royalty). “One day, I only realized that I found it all very dry. I started to think very differently and wanted to incorporate in a human touch. I wanted this to mean something to humankind and actually do something that made change,” he tells us.t was this concept of a “human touch” after his ah-ha moment that motivated him, his actions, and consequently, all the ventures that Graham Watches has collaborated on since then. Looking towards the future, Loth tells me that he already has partnerships in the works with schools in Taiwan, aspiring watchmakers in Switzerland, and despite all the English military — all personally chosen by him and curated by his desire to mint his international citizenship. From our conversation, his moist day idea box is obviously overflowing – always more work to do and people to help.
Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd

The Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd models are powered by the automatic chronograph movement Calibre G1747, with incabloc shock absorber. Beating at 28’800 A/h (4Hz), it offers a 48-hour power reserve and a day-date at 9 o’clock.

The watches are fitted with aged green or beige cotton canvas strap, or  anthracite and blue denim strap, with titanium pin buckle.

 

Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd