or-rer-y: a mechanical model of the solar system, or of just the sun, earth, and moon, used to represent their relative positions and motions. This concludes our word-a-day calendar enlightenment. Now, on to why we’re talking about mechanical models – the Geo Graham Orrery Tourbillon.
Like so many things horological, Graham’s trigger-fired Chronofighter is no longer a functional necessity. Unless you’re a bomber pilot flying high above Europe, you don’t need the added grip that the trigger gives you for starting your chronograph with freezing fingers. But it’s still damn cool.
While we here at WWR are all about the affordable end of the spectrum, there are certain watches that we like to write about that are firmly in the luxury end of the spectrum, and today’s watch is definitely one of those. Why is that? Well, I have seemingly always had a thing for…
Over the past year or so, I have come to appreciate the Graham Chronofighter, and have been fortunate to review a couple different variations. While the large trigger over on the left side of the case initially seems like it would be rather unwieldy, it works rather well in practice, and gives things a much smaller appearance when the watch peeks out from under a cuff. Now, they have released a new version of the Graham Chronofighter that is a collaboration with the Navy SEAL Foundation.
We first brought you word of Graham's tribute to their founder, George Graham, back in September. At the time, it seemed like that writeup was about all we were able to give you, as the official word is that none of these silver creations were going to be coming stateside. Long story short, interest from folks like you was recognized, and the Chronofighter 1695 is now available in the US – and as a result, we're able to bring you today's hands-on review.
While silver more commonly reflects a second place finish, I’m of a mind to say that this latest watch from Graham, done up in silver, is worth a gold medal. Curious?
It’s been awhile, but today we’ll be taking a look at another model from Graham (our first review is here). Today, we’ll walk through what the Chronofighter Oversize Black Sahara has on offer.