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When the third yearly WatchTime New York series wrapped up on Saturday, many attendees walked away with either a brand new watch on their wrist, or an idea for their next purchase–or just tuned into the horological high that so many enthusiasts thirst for. For a lot of visitors, it also provided an opportunity to see timepieces that was announced but had not yet been shown to the public. One such instance is the eight-piece, limited-edition Geo. Graham Orrery Tourbillon, an unexpected high complication from a brand most noteworthy because of its dedication to high-octane sports watches. Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon – frontThe Graham stall was packed through the two-day honest as people crowded around to find the timepiece inspired by manufacturer eponym George Graham’s invention of the contemporary orrery in 1713. An orrery is traditionally a mechanical design that exemplifies the heliocentric position of the solar system. From the 2017 Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon, a tourbillon crafted by Christophe Claret creates the beating heart of this galaxy while Moon and Mars characters–crafted with real fragments of their celestial bodies obtained out of meteorites that fell to Earth, and also a Kingman-turquoise Earth–circle the tourbillon enclosed inside an 18K pink gold bridge. In the middle of the engraved star exle, a cabochon diamond marks the dead center to its solar rotations.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

There are brands out there with instantly recognizable designs. Some of these take the form of designs that are simply iconic (say, the Cartier Tank or the Rolex Submariner), and so entrenched with the brand identity that you know who it is. With others, there is a specific design DNA (past just slapping a logo onto things) that carries through each and every model. In that latter category, you have Graham. If you see a giant lever for starting the chronograph, you know who you’re dealing with. Today, we’re talking about one I spent some time with, the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft watch.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

As long as we’re talking about what ties the watches together, let’s hit on some of the specs that you likely are going to be familiar with. First up, you’ve got a 44mm steel case wrapped around the automatic G1747 movement. That movement is driving the handset which, again, looks very similar to what we’ve seen across the line. Even the dial layout will be familiar, with the running seconds showing up at the 3 o’clock position and the chronograph minutes taking up the larger sub-dial at 6 o’clock.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

The dial of the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft is also where things separate this watch from its stablemates. This one really embraces the aircraft inspiration (and in a less cheesecake manner than some of the recent “Pin-up” releases). A close look at the dial reveals a rivet pattern. These are not actual rivets, of course, but it definitely calls to mind what you would see in photos of one of those shiny fighter planes of days gone by. What I found curious (once I caught it) is that the pattern is definitely not centered onto the dial at all. It’s done in a way that keeps other elements from needing to be chopped off, and in the end, I like the off-balance choice.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Over the top of that sheet metal pattern, the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft watch features a gradient dial. While there are four options, we spent time with the blue dial variant (this one seems to be pretty popular, as it took some time for the AD to shake one loose for us to spend time with). This is a particularly dark shade of blue, and I think it works quite nicely with the gradient. I know that blue is certainly the trendy color of the day, but as it’s my favorite color, I did particularly want to spend time with it.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

One thing they’ve done with the new Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft line is come up with textile (canvas or denim) straps that are color matched to the watch. That is where things broke down for me a little bit with the watch. I mean, yes, it’s blue, but there’s also the fact that I’m wearing a blue jean strap on a $5,450 watch. It just doesn’t fit with the rest of the watch. If they had gone with the full suede (which shows up on the tail around the buckle holes), that would be a much nicer look. Or, you know, I think the beige canvas strap (from one of the other watches) might look quite sharp here, picking up the lume color from the dial.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

It’s also worth noting that the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft watch features a buckle made of titanium. A bit odd, given that the case is made from steel, but it’s a minor detail, particularly since the buckle is out of sight most of the time. And, hey, cutting a few grams off the weight? That’s a-ok by me.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Because, as you’d guess, the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft is by no means a small watch. The case, for being 44mm, does wear smaller than you might otherwise expect. And when it’s only half-showing from under your cuff, that’s the impression you get. Once you can actually see the trigger assembly, though, you’re of course dealing with a bigger watch (and it’s smaller than some other Graham options, so there’s that). Or, to put it another way, the case itself is decently compact (considering it’s an automatic chronograph), but you are dealing with some visual bulk. However, if you’re all about that look, I think you’d count that in the plus category.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

For my time with the watch, I wore it primarily to the office, as that’s where the denim strap best lent itself. That said, I did wear it with a suit and tie (and sport coat) one day, and it worked, though it was a bit more casual than I’d prefer in that particular ensemble. One thing I have never had a problem with on a Graham chronofighter yellow Replica watch, and do not have an issue with on the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft, is reading the time. Aside from the interplay of the colors between the hands/indices and the dial, it provides a tight contrast that makes picking things out a breeze. Additionally, even though the day/date windows seem small in comparison to the watch, they’re actually quite legible as well. In short, everything I normally look at to get out of the watch (date and time information) most frequently is all there, ready and waiting.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

For me, Graham is a weird proposition. I’m generally not much for chronographs, and I tend to lean towards more compact (both in terms of diameter and thickness) watches, but I still feel captivated by the images when a new release hits my inbox. At the end of the day, I am glad I got to spend some time with the watch, and found it a ready and willing companion for everyday wear (I would just recommend checking out some strap options from the brand when you’re in the store). This particular combination of a dark blue dial and beige paint is a classic combo.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

As previously mentioned the movement is a G1747, which is a modified ETA 7750 that Graham has been using for some time. A pretty standard, reliable movement, the G1747 operates at 28,800bph and has a 48 hour power reserve. You can admire the movement through the caseback, and while it’s not the most elaborate or detailed, it fits the watch and brand aesthetic.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

As I mentioned a little bit earlier, the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft watch is available now for $5,450. There are four different color variations (the blue we’ve seen here, as well as three grey variants that mix up lume and accent colors) that bring other strap colors to the mix. There are 250 of each being made available, and the serial number actually pops up under the date display (so, future owner of No. 68, thanks for letting us borrow your watch!). graham1695.com

Necessary Data
 >Brand: Graham
>Model: Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft
>Price: $5,450
>Would reviewer personally wear it: While I like the overall look, chronographs don’t have a good use case for me, rendering the Graham watch fun to spend time with, but not something I’d purchase for myself.
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: You’re looking for a Graham watches replica usa Replica that really embraces the vintage aircraft iconography without going for the pin-ups.
>Best characteristic of watch: I really, really like this dial – the texture, the layout, and the contrast with the beige of the indices and hands.
>Worst characteristic of watch: For this particular version, it’s going to be the denim strap.

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