Following the four Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art models featuring the pin-ups Lilly, Sally, Nina and Anna, Graham has just unveiled a festive version of the timepiece sporting a Merry pin-up. Meticulously hand-painted on the blue sunbrushed dial, Merry ignites festive spirit with 1940s nostalgia and top-of-the-tree horological craftsmanship.
The 44mm steel case of this limited edition Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art festive special houses an automatic chronograph G1747 movement, offering a 48-hour power reserve, and visible through a see-through case back. A day-date window at nine o’clock is ready to handle any sort of calendar countdown. And why exclude watches from dressing up to the nines? Each piece comes with a hand-sewn blue calf-leather strap, along with a red canvas alternative that will harmonise perfectly with any Santa outfit.
Taking a look at the dial of this Graham Geo.Graham Orrery Tourbillon, it’s easy to become confused about what you are seeing, though in reality the concept is rather straightforward. First are the off-centered hands for your hours and the minutes which are why the item is well worth toting around in your wrist. Then, there is the tourbillon beneath the engraved cage which lends “haute horology” cred to the piece. From there, you’ve got the more intriguing astronomical acts which want to monitor the relative movements of the Earth, Moon, and Mars about one another, as well as the sun. Heaven forbid you allow the 72-hour power reserve wind down and need to reset this functionality yourself.One added purpose is a 100-year indicator on the back of the watch over the movement. About the periphery of the movement is annually scale to track the present year. Graham comprises two extra disks with the watch that can be installed by a watchmaker for two additional hundred year periods. Sometimes I truly wish I had a time machine if only to find out what’s going on with those watches 290 years to the future.
Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art © Graham
Assuming they’ve been good and not naughty, only 25 lucky individuals around the world can celebrate in style with a Graham Chronofighter sporting a Merry pin-up.