Ong Chin Huat takes a closer look at the limited edition Graham Chronograph Vintage Nose Art timepieces which made its debut at Baselworld 2018.
Fancy some art while telling the time? Well now with Graham’s limited edition Chronograph Vintage Nose Art timepieces you can have a choice of four hand-painted glamour girls gracing the dial of your watch. Inspired by Nose Art, the decorative paintings found on the nose or fuselage of military aircraft in the 1940’s, these pin-up girls have a retro vibe which harks back to an optimistic period of time.
The four gorgeous ladies featured in this special edition Graham watch are: Belle, a blonde bombshell who is keen to the vinyl records of yesteryear. Linda, jitterbugging away on the dance floor like there was no tomorrow, Lucia, a beauty who recalls those good ole days at the Flamingo Club and finally Chloe who looks like she just stepped off the stage at the famed Moulin Rouge in Paris.
Limited to only 100 pieces each worldwide, all Graham Nose Art Ltd timepieces are Swiss made and powered by an automatic chronograph G1747 movement with a 46-hour power reserve. Housed in a 44mm steel case with an option of charcoal grey, blue or black sun-brushed dial with the hand painting of the glamour girls with white Super-LumiNova hands, numerals and indexes with a domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating and a see-through sapphire crystal case-back.
History of Graham
Tracing its origins to London watchmaker George Graham back in the late 17th and early 18th century, Graham sets itself apart by challenging convention and reinventing and improving itself. A pioneer watchmaker in his time, George Graham invented the start and stop device of the chronograph in 1725, the dead-beat and cylinder escapement, the mercury pendulum among other novelties.
Known as the father of the chronograph, Graham also built the Master Clock at the Greenwich Royal Observatory which timed most of the Naval achievements of the 18th century. The trend-setter Chronofighter features the renowned GRAHAM signature – the trigger on the left side of the case which guarantees the most instinctive and fastest use of the chronograph functions. Progressive and open-minded, Graham timepieces are bold, unique and original utilising advanced Swiss watchmaking techniques.
Graham Chronograph Vintage Nose Art – Where and how?
For further information on Graham Chronograph Vintage Nose Art timepiece, please visit www.graham1695.com