It’s still copy Graham, just a little less aggressive.
As early as the 1990s, Graham (named after the outstanding British watchmaker Georges Graham) was known for its oversized, bold and retro-style pilot chronographs, most of which were equipped with a left-side start/stop trigger, a brand Iconic element of design. Today, Graham launched a new series, which still relies on some design cues from the brand, but also provides some less radical things. Meet the new Graham Fortress Monopusher limited edition, still retro, still military style, still on the left side, but without the trigger.
When you think of Graham, you might think of this watch Chronofighter, which was born in the early 2000s and was inspired by military chronographs. Radical, bold, and individual, this watch has always been the basis of the entire chronograph collection, equipped with so-called triggers, whether it’s retro-style clothing or modern, racing-oriented packaging. Today, with this new fortress, the brand has shown its intention to break tradition by removing one of the most symbolic elements in its design, the trigger.
With its name (which may be reminiscent of the nickname of the Flying Fortress in the 1930s), the brand makes it clear that this new watch is bold and sturdy. This new watch is indeed housed in a stainless steel case with a diameter of no less than 47 mm and a height of approximately 15 mm. Partly brushed and partly polished, with sturdy lugs and sapphire crystals on both sides, water resistance to 100m (not bad for a pilot’s chronograph).
Without a doubt, the most unique element in the design is the onion crown located on the left side of the case, and its single push chronograph is located on the top of the crown. Therefore, even if the appearance is far from traditional, it makes the Graham Fortress Monopusher slightly less radical than the Chronofighter model. If you are wondering, the left field design can also be logical on the wrist, making it more comfortable (especially at such a large diameter) and more practical when using the thumb to drive the chronograph. discount watches
The dial of this new Graham Fortress Monopusher is a typical product of the brand, with oversized applied Arabic numerals, reminiscent of antique instrument panel instruments. Available in grained black or gradient blue, all elements have been carefully designed in size to achieve the best contrast, and filled with beige Super-LumiNova to provide a vintage touch during the day and clear and easy to read at night. Due to the left-hand structure, the display is original, with a small seconds at 3 o’clock, a 30-minute counter at 6 o’clock, and a date display at 9 o’clock.
Below the sapphire caseback is the G1750 movement, which is an improved Valjoux 7750 movement. Now with a single-button architecture, this time-tested cam-operated automatic chronograph beats at 4Hz and has a 48-hour power reserve. Classic decoration, with pearl patterns, Geneva stripes and custom rotors.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – GRAHAM FORTRESS MONOPUSHER LIMITED EDITION
Case: 47mm diameter – stainless steel case, satin-brushed and polished – domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating – sapphire caseback – Crown with monopusher for the chronograph – 100m water-resistant
Dial: Black grained or gradient blue dial with applied numerals in beige Super-LumiNova – circular brushed counters – rhodium-plated hands with beige Super-LumiNova
Movement: Calibre G1750 (Valjoux 7750 base) – automatic monopusher cam-actuated chronograph – 25 jewels – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 48h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with central seconds and 30-minute counter, date – certification Chronofiable
Strap: Hand-sewn black calf leather strap with beige stitches, steel pin buckle