Nose art – brightening canvases applied to the fuselage of planes – was particularly mainstream during WWII when beautiful pictures, shark teeth or hot centerfolds showed up on the nose of military airplane. The Chronofighter, Graham’s most significant watch roused by the universe of aviation, started to include centerfolds on the dial of its Chronofighter Nose Art watches in 2017. Let’s investigate the new young ladies who have recently joined Graham’s dream come true squad.
Presented at Baselworld 2018, four new young ladies have joined the Chronofighter family: Belle, Lucia, Linda and Chloe. These melodic centerfolds with their strong red lipstick are hand-painted on the dial. Intended to summon the music scene of the 1940s and 1950s the young ladies are portrayed singing or holding records and guitars. Racier than previously, the dream boats on the dial show a touch of leg and cleavage… yet no requirement for parental warning in light of the fact that there isn’t anything stunning here.
The Nose Art dream boats are introduced in a more limited interpretation of the vintage instance of the Chronofighter. This new facelift of the model supports its look with an updated start-stop trigger, a knurled onion crown and the mushroom-molded reset pusher. Concerning all Chronofighters, the mark switch on the left-hand side permits the wearer to start and stop the chronograph effortlessly utilizing the thumb and beholds back to the days when pilots wearing thick pilot gloves required larger than average crowns and pushers on their watches. The sapphire gem is somewhat domed and highlights A/R coating.
Measuring 44mm in distance across, the limited release watches are introduced in steel. The transparent sapphire case back permits a perspective on the programmed chronograph development embellished with Geneva stripes on the rotor. The type G1747 (or G1745 without any seconds counter for Linda) depends on the attempted and-tried ETA Valjoux 7750. This form of the cam-and-switch workhorse chronograph development utilized here comes with a day-date sign. Else, it presents the customary highlights of the 7750, including a 48-hour power hold and 4Hz frequency.
The Graham Chronofighter Nose Art watches are worn on a hand-sewn calfskin cowhide tie with a steel pin clasp. All watches are limited editions of 100 pieces, with their individual number demonstrated on the sun-brushed dial at 9 o’clock, simply under the date. Cost is set at CHF 5,450. For more data, visit www.graham1695.com .