It’s still Graham, just a little less aggressive.
As early as the 1990s, Graham replica (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 offers 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 series, equipped with so-called triggers, whether it is retro-style clothing or modern racing suits. Today, with this new Fortress, the brand has demonstrated its intention to break with tradition, removing one of the most iconic elements in its design, the trigger.
With its name, a nickname that may be reminiscent of a flying fortress in the 1930s, the brand clearly demonstrates that this new fashion watch is bold and sturdy. This new watch is indeed housed in an unmistakable 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-resistant to 100 meters (not bad for a pilot’s chronograph). Undoubtedly, the most unique element of the design is the onion crown on the left side of the case, and its single-button chronograph is on the top of the crown. Therefore, even if the appearance is far from traditional, it makes Graham Fortress Monopusher slightly less radical than the Chronofighter model. If you want to know,
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 are carefully designed in size to achieve the best contrast, and filled with beige Super-LumiNova, which has a retro feel during the day and is clear and easy to read at night. Due to the left-hand structure, the display is original, with a small second 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 a frequency of 4 Hz and has a 48-hour power reserve. Classic decoration, with pearl patterns, Geneva stripes and custom rotors.
Graham Fortress Monopusher limited edition black calfskin strap with beige stitching.
Technical Specifications-GRAHAM FORTRESS MONOPUSHER Limited Edition
Case: 47 mm diameter-stainless steel case, satin-finished and polished-domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating-sapphire back-crown with chronograph button-100 meters water resistance
Dial: Black grained or gradient blue dial with beige Super-LumiNova luminous coating numbers-round brushed chronograph dial-rhodium-plated hands with beige Super-LumiNova luminous
Movement: Calibre G1750 (Valjoux 7750 base)-Automatic single button cam-driven chronograph-25 jewels-28,800 beats/hour-48 hours power reserve-hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with central seconds and 30-minute counter Chronograph, Date-Certified Chronograph
Strap: Hand-stitched black calfskin strap, beige stitching, steel pin buckle
Reference: 2FOAS.B01A black