The 2015 Graham Silverstone RS Racing collection is offered in three finishes that you can buy either individually or as a set with a pair of nice sunglasses (paying an impressive amount of around $18,000). Although the device doesn’t look groundbreaking in any way, it is still a nice gadget for a person who prefers fresh-looking sporty timekeepers to time-proven (and thus boring) collections from the major brands.
Besides the dazzling Geo.Graham that was released a year ago, the high-tech Silverstone collection is the most elegant in Graham’s current product line-up. While different iterations of the Chronofighter and a more sports-oriented Prodive collection are too exaggerated, too extravagant for my taste, the Silverstone series has always been an example in sporty elegance. With its open-worked dial and carefully designed case, the Graham Silverstone RS Skeleton (refs. 2STAC1.B01A in red, 2STAC2.B01A in green, and 2STAC3.B01A in blue) takes this elegance to a new level of sophistication.
The automatic Graham Chronofighter Oversize Score Baja 1000 (ref. 2CCAU.B04A.T17N) chronograph brings you an interesting combo of a military-styled, matte-black dial with beige-colored luminescent paint on hands and numerals, and a sporty, probably expensive, too, carbon-fiber chronograph start/stop trigger.
It is not the first time that the British brand introduces a watch with a tourbillon escapement (back in 2009 they started selling a monstrous Graham Chronofighter Trigger Tourbillograph Havana (ref. 2TTAR.C01A.C87B) model.) Still, the hand-wound Geo.Graham The Moon (ref. 2GGAP.U01A.C128B) is their opus magnum both in terms of exterior design and technical ingenuity.
Back in August 2012, Graham has introduced its sporty Graham Silverstone Stowe Racing Mexico (Ref. 2BLDC.B27A) limited edition chronograph. In October 2012, the British-based brand started selling yet another limited edition version. Designed exclusively for the U.S. market, the new Graham Silverstone Stowe USA Limited Edition (Ref. 2BLDC.W07C.K47S) features a radically different, cool and clean color scheme, as well as another movement.
It looks, just like it is with their new Graham Chronofighter Prodive Professional diver, the British-based brand has finally found a good use for its (in)famous trigger-style chronograph push-piece. Capable of starting, stopping and resetting the chronograph even deep underwater, the trigger looks like an ideal choice for a watch, which is supposed to be operated by gloved hands. I mean, just imagine how comfortable it could be to operate the time measuring complication in situations where you just don’t have time to feel a small, traditionally shaped pusher whether it is located somewhere on the piece’s back or even on the winding crown itself!
Watchmaking brands all over the civilized world (especially those that have a sporty model or two in their vast product ranges) LOVE to be associated with the high-revving world of motorsports in general and the guys that tend to win a lot of races in particular. The British watchmaker Graham is absolutely no exception here. That’s why they dedicated their new Graham Silverstone Stowe Racing Mexico Limited Edition 100 to Mr. Mario Dominguez, a Mexican racing driver that, according to Wikipedia, had competed in the CART and CCWS Champ Car series and even had his podium in the famous IndyCar Series back in 2008.
Graham’s watches are rarely straightforward, but this 2012 Graham Chronofighter 1695 Hotsy Totsy (Ref. 2CXAP.S03A) provokes the most acute attack of cognitive dissonance. I mean, could you expect a classic, vintage-style dress watch to be equipped with a huge, M1 Garand-style trigger made from 18-karat rose gold?
Equipped with their signature trigger-shaped chronograph push-piece, the new Graham Chronofighter Fortress offers you that diesel-punk aesthetics that you either love or hate with all your heart.
The Graham Chronofighter Trigger Tourbillograph Havana (ref. 2TTAR.C01A.C87B) doesn’t make an impression of a particularly elegant timekeeper, but it sure is as easily recognizable as a German luxury car. Regardless of the generation, you can always say which one is a Mercedes and which one is a Bimmer thanks to their signature corporate grilles that evolved through decades while maintaining their core DNA. The design element from Graham is, of course, not as old, but something tells me that this controversial (putting it mildly) trigger-shaped chronograph activator will haunt us for years to come.