The watches by Graham of London are renowned for bold, adventurous styling and have a solid reputation for being designed to endure the rigours of an extreme existence. They are functional, practical and useful companions which have found strong interest from several of the world’s elite special forces where an easy, metropolitan café-cool lifestyle is not a likely outlook.
However, Graham also have another reputation which far precedes this all-action image, and that is one of very fine traditional watchmaking for which the company’s founder, legendary English master watchmaker George Graham was famed.
The Graham Tourbillograph is a fascinating combination of the modern Graham timepiece and its proud horological ancestry. Its refined mechanical technology once used to provide increased reliability and accuracy for the pocket watch is housed in an imposing 48mm stainless steel case, making it both contemporary yet classical in its design.
Nestled up near the 11 o’clock position, the 60-second tourbillon is displayed through the cutaway section of the dial, where it rotates gracefully while driving a small seconds hand above. The dial is a deep and radiant blue with deeply recessed subdials for the 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph registers. Applied arabic numerals are complemented by luminous accents at the quarter-hour and correspond to the Graham signature broad lume-filled hands.
The round case features a tactile Chanfrien decorated bezel, which adds even more presence to this already not discreet timepiece, and this decorative motif continues onto the concave surface of the chrono pushers too. After setting or adjustment the screw-down collar locks the crown into position.
With the watch turned over, the meticulous detailing on the plates, bridges and rotor can be fully appreciated through the transparent exhibition caseback, and there the Côtes de Genève, perlage and the chronograph’s distinctive column wheel are all on display.
The Graham Tourbillograph is powered by the G1780 automatic, self winding movement, jointly developed with Manufacture La Joux-Perret, and whose single barrel provides an energy reserve of at least 48 hours.
The Tourbillograph Blue is presented on a matching blue crocodile leather strap with folding deployant clasp.
Only fifty of these remarkable pieces have been produced for sale, but at The Limited Edition we know you’d expect something even more exclusive, and so we are delighted to offer for sale, brand new and fully documented the watch number 00 out of 50!