Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

All things Swiss

Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

Postby koimaster » July 11th 2018, 9:24am

When it comes to technology, I am a laggard. I don’t crave the latest gadgets. A few years ago, my son extolled the merits of a wide-screen television, but I remained unconvinced. Eventually, my old television needed replacing and I was forced to succumb to a modern, wide-screen version.

Despite my initial reservations, I now see the wisdom in owning a large television. Now, my myopic vision can fully appreciate blur-free television programmes.

Graham, the prestigious watch company located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, recently unveiled a new timepiece, the Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage. As its name implies, this watch is a horological leviathan, measuring 47mm in diameter. Initially, I questioned the wisdom of its dimensions, however, similar to my wide-screen television, the Chronofighter Grand Vintage employs a large display in order to facilitate legibility.

The Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage is inspired by pilots’ watches from the 1940s. These timepieces were large, sometimes measuring 55mm in diameter. They were typically worn over the sleeve of a flying jacket and were an accompaniment to the plane’s cockpit instruments. Graham has clearly drawn on the appearance of these watches when designing the Chronofighter Grand Vintage, but it has also chosen to infuse this watch with touches of modernity.


https://www.escapementmagazine.com/arti ... tage.html/
Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
koimaster
Administrator/Founder
 
Posts: 34647
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon

Re: Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

Postby conjurer » July 11th 2018, 9:31am

Who the hell buys these things? Outside of a Russian oligarch, I mean.
Jim...you are a ray of sunshine here.

--pacerguy, tonguing Jawbone's distended ballsack, at WITless.


Image
User avatar
conjurer
ASSHAT & Master of Time
 
Posts: 26735
Joined: July 13th 2010, 10:00pm

Re: Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » July 11th 2018, 9:41am

conjurer wrote:Who the hell buys these things? Outside of a Russian oligarch, I mean.

A Chinese nouveau riche or a kid of the more poor (just Lamborghinis, no Bugattis) kind of Saudi sheikh.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
The Dude

Mr. Bloke & No Co. , Patented Walloping Services, est.2016
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
 
Posts: 1480
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm

Re: Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

Postby foghorn » July 11th 2018, 9:54am

You'd have to crackers to buy this Graham.
Image



Why, he's no fun, he fell right over.
User avatar
foghorn
Founding Member - WIS
 
Posts: 16966
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

Re: Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

Postby koimaster » July 11th 2018, 9:55am

conjurer wrote:Who the hell buys these things? Outside of a Russian oligarch, I mean.


Well horsetrack had a replica one at one time.


You'd have to crackers to buy this Graham.


:roll:
Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
koimaster
Administrator/Founder
 
Posts: 34647
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon

Re: Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

Postby iwasbanned » July 11th 2018, 10:25am

I like it. I'd buy one if their price point was lower.
User avatar
iwasbanned
Master of Time
 
Posts: 5583
Joined: July 13th 2010, 10:00pm
Location: Austin, Texas


Return to Swiss Watches

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests