Sunday, April 5, 2015

Some More Chronofighter Goodness

From Graham -

So I was asked about "trends" at BaselWorld.  Well first and foremost was the "hipster beard".  No, I'm not talking "Ben Clymeresque" studiously curated stubble - no, I'm talking living in Canton, Ohio but trying to project that I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  These were beards of truly epic scale that essentially made me question whether these "bros" had significant others or possibly they just all hung out in "tragically ironic" dive bars drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon and taking selfies of their Bremonts and Shinolas.  Just sayin'....

But rather than further discuss the "Amish Outlaws", I'd rather focus on another trend and that was the "camo" look.  And Eberhard and Graham were the two brands to successfully harness the feeling.

So some basics:

A chronograph with seconds and a 30 minute counter.  The date is in a refreshingly unusual location at 8 o'clock.  Powered by Graham's Calibre G1747 and boasting a power reserve of 48 hours.

The case is of black PVD stainless steel and measure s 47 mm in diameter.  The "fast action" left-hand 'trigger' lever is constructed of black carbon.  The reset pusher is black rubber.

The bezel is black ceramic, and the sapphire crystal is domed sapphire.  The back display crystal is "smoked".

Water resistance is rated at 100 meters, 330 feet or for the more nautical of you out there - 10 bars.

The dial is painted in a green camouflage motif, with an identification number on the seconds counter.  This is based on regimental numbers.

This piece makes up art of the Black Arrow Trilogy - but more on that later.

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