Nose art – enhancing artistic creations applied to the fuselage of planes – was particularly famous during WWII when brilliant pictures, shark teeth or hot centerfolds showed up on the nose of military airplane. The Chronofighter, Graham’s most significant watch motivated by the universe of aviation, started to highlight centerfolds on the dial of its Chronofighter Nose Art watches in 2017. Let’s investigate the new young ladies who have recently joined Graham’s dream come true squad.
Presented at Baselworld 2018, four new young ladies have joined the Chronofighter family: Belle, Lucia, Linda and Chloe. These melodic dream boats with their intense red lipstick are hand-painted on the dial. Intended to inspire the music scene of the 1940s and 1950s the young ladies are portrayed singing or holding records and guitars. Racier than previously, the dream boats on the dial show a touch of leg and cleavage… yet no requirement for parental warning in light of the fact that there isn’t anything shocking here.
The Nose Art dream boats are introduced in a more limited interpretation of the vintage instance of the Chronofighter. This new facelift of the model supports its look with an overhauled start-stop trigger, a knurled onion crown and the mushroom-formed reset pusher. Concerning all Chronofighters, the mark switch on the left-hand side permits the wearer to start and stop the chronograph effortlessly utilizing the thumb and beholds back to the days when pilots wearing thick pilot gloves required larger than usual crowns and pushers on their watches. The sapphire precious stone is marginally domed and highlights A/R coating.
Measuring 44mm in breadth, the limited version watches are introduced in steel. The transparent sapphire case back permits a perspective on the programmed chronograph development enriched with Geneva stripes on the rotor. The type G1747 (or G1745 without any seconds counter for Linda) depends on the attempted and-tried ETA Valjoux 7750. This rendition of the cam-and-switch workhorse chronograph development utilized here comes with a day-date sign. Otherwise, it presents the conventional highlights of the 7750, including a 48-hour power hold and 4Hz frequency.
The Graham Chronofighter Nose Art watches are worn on a hand-sewn calfskin leather tie with a steel pin clasp. All watches are limited editions of 100 pieces, with their individual number demonstrated on the sun-brushed dial at 9 o’clock, simply under the date. Cost is set at CHF 5,450. For more data, visit www.graham1695.com .