Graham’s warhorse second to none, the Chronofighter is a larger than average chronograph with a hustling soul eminent for its noticeable switch on the left half of the case securing the chronograph trigger. This key personality quality shows up on numerous occasions in each cycle of this brand column, be it a vintage-style pilot’s watch or an exquisite GMT model . When the Chronofighter Superlight assortment was disclosed in 2017, the XXL 47mm awful kid chronograph was helped up with a carbon case (tipping the scales at under 100g) and lit up some with suggestive blue, red and yellow subtleties on the dial and coordinating rubber straps.
Burning rubber on your wrist
Carbon and rubber are broadly utilized in Formula One development and the case and body of the Graham Superlight are produced using creative superlight and tough dark carbon nanotube composite, offset with a dynamic rubber lash. Presently accessible in orange, green and purple combinations, the tones, as the brand guarantees us, are not intended for “softies”.
As a brand that has supported many engine hustling occasions – including the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the Baja 1000, the GT Asia Series and the Silverstone circuit – the motivation for the super charged tones was taken straightforwardly from the head-turning tire tones zooming around the race track.
The carbon fiber dial includes an intriguing dark and dim chequerboard design against which the new shadings stand apart clearly on the tachymetre and moment scales. The chronograph capacities are featured in a differentiating tone (in red on the green model, and in yellow on the purple and orange variations) while the slipped by time counters are snailed for extra difference. Simply over 8 o’clock is a little, round date window completing the bountiful data offered on the dial which becomes a ton simpler to interpret with the shading coded markers. The enormous Arabic numerals and the XXL 12 o’clock numeral, similar to the hour and moment hands, are treated with white SuperLumiNova for upgraded decipherability in helpless light conditions.
Lefties will be pleased with the situation of the chronograph start/stop trigger on the left half of the case, and right-gave wearers will find that the trigger is comfortable and instinctive to work. Instead of the exemplary setup of chrono pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock, the left situation of the trigger methods you can utilize your thumb while holding the case solidly with your four fingers.
The motor under the bonnet
Equipped with a G1747 programmed chronograph development, in view of the solid Valjoux 7750, the type is noticeable through the situation back and offers a force save of 48 hours. Water-impervious to 100 meters, the domed sapphire precious stone on the two sides of the case have an enemy of intelligent covering and the gem on the development side has a smoky finish.
Embossed with a Clous de Paris design, the new rubber lashes are incorporated into the 47mm case and secure to the wrist with a dark carbon pin clasp or a dark DLC collapsing clasp. The watch is given an extra dark rubber tie and retails for CHF 9,900. More subtleties on graham1965.com .