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Wrist machines by Graham of London

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Martha Taylor-Brown |
Graham watchesGeorge Graham created the Master Clock for the Greenwich Royal Observatory. Check his legacy, the chance is you'll find some interesting pieces.


George Graham became the first great 18th century clock-maker to be admitted to the Royal Society. It is known as the "father of the chronograph", but he was also the brains behind inventions such as the dead-beat cylinder escapement, the first wall chronograph and the mercury pendulum.

Graham watchesBased on inventive concepts determining design, functions and finish, the "British brand made by Swiss" creates imposing "wrist machines". Graham watches evoke a powerful fascination among connoisseurs and collectors with technically and aesthetically playful objects that combine originality, exclusivity and avant-garde with the excellence of traditional know-how.

Graham is now a contemporary watch brand dedicated to enthusiasts of the mechanical arts. Open-minded and passionately interested in exchanges with his peers, including in other countries, Graham would have doubtlessly approved of this modern Swiss initiative to revive the finest British horological traditions and build on his rich heritage.

Graham watchesThe Chronofighter R.A.C Trigger is the third generation of these extraordinary time-machines. The "Drive Left" fast action start and stop lever including the reset push-button have been totally re-designed in a distinctive, functional, integrated look. The Chronofighter R.A.C Trigger models, which are available in steel, steel and 18k red gold, and 18k red gold, are powered by column wheel bi-compax chronograph calibre G1742 with a date at 7 o'clock and 42 hour power reserve. Water-resistant to 160 feet (50 meters).

Graham watchesAnother interesting model is nicknamed "The Ultimate Chronograph". This ultra-masculine model features either the automatic bi-compax chronograph calibre G 1732, the automatic bi-compax chronograph calibre G1734 with date or the tri-compax automatic calibre G 1735 with a date at 9 o’clock. 42 hour power reserve. Enhanced reliability thanks to the ultra-functional left hand fast action start & stop lever. The models are made either in stainless steel, stainless steel PVD and red gold, titanium or red gold and titanium (Goldfinger). Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 metres).

Go out and check other Graham models, you'll love them or hate them, there's no middle in the case in Graham. And that is the greatest compliment an artist can get.

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