Graham Chronofighter Prodive Replica

As a limited edition for 2012 Graham releases this new dive watch version of the Chronofighter called the Chronofighter Prodive Professional. Highlights include a bold design, monopusher chronograph and 600 meters of water resistance. One cool thing that Graham seems to suggest is that the chronograph can be used underwater. If this is true, then the watch does in fact set itself apart from most diving chronograph watches that would have their water resistance ratings compromised if their chronograph mechanisms were used while the watch was submerged. Graham Chronofighter Prodive Replica
Graham calls the new Chronofighter Prodive “the reference luxury diving watch.” While I like the piece I think that is a bit of a lofty statement. I am pretty sure that other people referencing something makes an object a reference. Not “self-referencing” that you are a reference. It was a cute effort though.
At 45mm wide in steel, the Chronofighter Prodive Professional actually feels larger than it is. A lot of that is because of the chronograph trigger system that you find in Chronofighter models. Placed on the left side of the case, the trigger system in this watch is a monopusher – so you cycle between start, stop, and reset in a single pusher. Above the trigger is the crown for the watch placed at about 10 o’clock. The crown is rubber coated and colored to match the piece’s hue theme.
As a dive watch, the Chronofighter Prodive does not disappoint. It has 600 meters of water resistance, an automatic helium release valve, uni-directional rotating timing bezel with lume at 60 minutes, and a lot of lume on the hands and hour markers on the dial. The dial itself features the time with subsidiary seconds dial (that looks propeller-ish), date and 30 minute chronograph. The overall design looks both modern and professional with a lot of marine influence. I think a lot of people will enjoy the looks of this watch to go with their casual air tank and weekend flippers.
On the rear of the Graham Chronofighter Prodive Professional timepiece is an engraved caseback with a shark on it. Always fun to have a predator from the deep on your watch. Makes a seahorse feel wimpy by comparison. Inside the watch is a Graham G1750 automatic Swiss movement with 48 hours of power reserve. According to Graham, the entire Chronofighter Prodive Professional watch collection will be limited to only 200 pieces for the yellow version with the others being non limited (which apparently don’t have the “Professional” part on the name). With a steel case and professional instrument looks, it would be strange of me to call this a “luxury watch.” I would consider it a durable high-end Swiss dive lifestyle watch with the ability to actually dive. Versions come in yellow, blue, and black trim
Advanced manufacturing processes have been used to develop a stylish diving instrument. The Chronofighter Prodive is a true luxury diver’s collection which features a patented mono-pusher chronograph system, two colours of radiation-free luminescent indications and an automatic helium valve. Each watch is tested to resist and go beyond 2000 feet. The Prodive will give make any watch lover perfectly amphibian.

Replica Graham Chronofighter GMT

The Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is a distinctive, stylish stopwatch. Naturally, its unconventional design may not be to everyone’s taste. I have always been a fan of the model and I believe the toned-down ‘Vintage’ versions are a smart evolution.
The G1747 automatic chronograph has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz), features 25 jewels and delivers a power-reserve of 48 hours. However, it is the finishing which I always obsess about and the Graham Chronofighter Oversize delivers a pleasing finish, especially considering the attractive pricing. Replica Graham Chronofighter GMT
Most people who may be remotely familiar with Graham’s wrist watches will probably mistake the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT for the previously offered, and soon to be discontinued, Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT otherwise known as the Graham Chronofighter GMT.
Chronofighter Vintage GMT La dernière venue de la collection Graham Chronofighter comporte un deuxième fuseau horaire au design inspiré de différentes époques, en toute élégance et simplicité. Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art
Inside of the watches is Graham’s G1733 automatic movement. This is probably a caliber from Dubois-Depraz. It has a big-date indicator, 30 minute chronograph, and a super-sized GMT hand. I actually like the big ol’ GMT hand the more I look at it.
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Let me share with you a few of the words that Graham uses to describe its newer Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel watch collection. The name itself is long enough as it is. Let’s see here, according to our friends at the British Masters this watch is “chic, gutsy, dogged, classy, undaunted, a milestone, magnetic
Furthermore, 100 metre water resistance ensures that the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is well equipped for even the most demanding environments. This unique piece is available exclusively from WorldTempus for 7,450 Swiss francs.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft

Love it or hate it, the trend of the vintage-inspired watch seems to show no signs of slowing down. For sure, such watches might lack originality by definition; but at the same time, it has also given rise to some truly great new watches like Tag Heuer’s Autavia and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Geographic. In any case, there are loads more of these watches being released, but one of the most interesting new pieces is the limited edition Replica Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd. Let’s take a look at why this collection of vintage-inspired watches is worthy of attention.
There are four new models in the collection and each one is limited to 250 pieces. Let’s go through the basics first and then talk about the differences between the four models. First up, these new Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd. watches have Graham’s distinctive case design with the start/stop trigger for the chronograph function. Case size is 44mm, but because of the large start/stop trigger and onion crown as well as the muscular design of the lugs, these watches will likely wear a lot larger.
One aspect of the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd. watches that makes them stand out from other vintage-inspired watches is their case. Apart from having Graham’s signature design, they are made from aged steel with a gray PVD. From the press photos, it seems that this unique combination has given them an old, used, and worn in look.
To complete the vintage looks, the four Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd. watches will also have riveted dials that are meant to mimic the look of old aircraft from the ’30s and ’40s. All models will come with matching canvas and denim straps. Water resistance is 100m.
The ref. 2CVAV.B17A has a black dial and a radial finish that gets darker around the edges. It also has beige Super-LumiNova hands and hour markers. Green is used for the chronograph hands, chronograph register, and the subsidiary seconds dial. But most notably, this reference has a solid caseback stamped with the British Royal Air Force’s Halifax aircraft.
The ref. 2CVAV.B19A is arguably the most modern-looking of the collection. It has a black radial finish dial, but in place of beige Super-LumiNova, it has white Super-LumiNova hands and markers. Along with the red hands for the chronograph’s 30-minute register, this gives this particular reference a more modern vibe.
The final two models are the ref. 2CVAV.B18A and ref. 2CVAV.U03A. The former features a black radial finish dial, while the latter has a funky deep blue radial finish dial. Both models have beige Super-LumiNova hour and minute hands, and hour markers. The chronograph 30-minute registers have red hands for better legibility. The ref. 2CVAV.U03A is particularly nice because it comes with a blue denim strap that I think nicely complements the dial.
All four watches are powered by the caliber G1747, which is based on the Valjoux 7750. It beats at 4Hz and offers a power reserve of around 48 hours (2 days). It features a day-date complication, which is displayed at 9 o’clock on the dial. The chronograph complication is operated using the specially designed trigger-style pusher that is also at 9 o’clock on the case. The pusher at 10 o’clock resets the chronograph.
Bold and brash are two adjectives often used to describe Graham’s Chronofighter watches and these four new models are no different. Most vintage-inspired watches stop short at having vintage dial elements like beige Super-LumiNova or designs based on watches from the archives, but these are refreshing in the sense that their cases do look remarkably worn in and used. Along with the riveted dials, this gives the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd. watches a very strong vintage and used look that I think is quite different from other vintage-inspired watches from other brands and they deserve a closer look.

Replica Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT watch review

Those not intimately familiar with the various timepiece models produced by Graham might not even notice at first glance that the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is a new watch. This isn’t the first Graham “Chronofighter,” it isn’t the first “Vintage,” and it isn’t the first “GMT.” Rather, it is a new model that blends a lot of what Graham has already done into a new and decently satisfying package. graham watches for sale
Most people even remotely familiar with Graham will probably mistake the Chronofighter Vintage GMT for the previously offered, and soon to be discontinued I believe, Chronofighter Oversize GMT aka the Chronofighter GMT. The two watches have similar profiles, the same functionality (for the most part), and even share the exact same movement. The big differences are in the size and the price. graham chronofighter vintage replica
Where the “original” Chronofighter GMT has a 47mm-wide case, the “new” Chronofighter Vintage GMT comes in a much more wearable (for most people) 44mm-wide case. The Chronofighter Vintage GMT also has a retail price of several thousand dollars less than the Chronofighter GMT. Is 3mm in size enough for such a price premium? Of course not. The larger model is not worth several thousand dollars more. The reality is that the Chronofighter GMT was released as an arguably over-priced (as opposed to over-sized) product, and with the Chronofighter Vintage GMT, Graham is simply getting more realistic about product valuation.
Swiss Graham is one of those controversial “bold dude watches” that I’ve always had a soft spot for. Antagonists of the brand decry that watches like this lack sensibility, or taste, or elegance. I’m not sure if I agree or care about sensibility. In fact, when it comes to a luxury watch I am pretty sure most people, whether they behave consciously or not, are not looking for “sensible.” Rather, they are looking for excess and something that makes a statement, which is a major reason why we like luxury timepieces if we want to be honest with ourselves.
The role that Graham plays is as a retro-styled pilot-themed adventure toy that you can wear on your wrist. A lot of high-end men’s watches are essentially toys, insofar that we can play with them and they let us live out an adventure that does not represent our actual lives. Toys can really be anything that you use to make you feel, if but for a moment, that you are living a different life. What makes watches great as toys is that they have a real history on the wrists of adventurers (such as pilots) with accompanying visual themes to potentially exploit.
So Graham is a men’s high-end toy watch brand that unashamedly promotes their sort of fun, just as many other watch brands do. It is just that some brands suggest a more genteel or gentle form of fun. With a name like “Chronofighter,” Graham wants you to be playing out a more adult yet still boyish army fantasy at all times while wearing this timepiece. If you can appreciate and respect a timepiece for being a toy, and know that you have a place in your life for such items, then that is the first step to appreciating watches just like this.
Graham exists among a relatively crowded space of high-end men’s sport watches trying to help countless guys out there live out their adventure fantasies. Why get a Graham versus a Breitling, IWC, Omega, Rolex, etc.? That is a good question. I think in a perfect world, most watch collectors would have at least a few watches from each of those brands in their arsenals.
Graham knows that it isn’t going lure away first time Rolex buyers from getting that GMT-Master II they have been eyeing for a while. Brands like Graham wait patiently for first-time luxury watch buyers to become second, third, fourth, etc. time watch buyers in the hopes that they are seeking something a bit more risky and polarizing than what they already have. Understanding this is important to appreciating some of the more subtle nuances to watch brands’ sales strategy (and in some instances I use the term “strategy” as lightly as possible).
Knowing this information perhaps helps put the various bright and bold colors you see on many Graham timepieces into perspective. These watches are not only meant to peacock for attention by watch buyers, but also strive to be items which buyers wear to peacock for attention by onlookers. The psychology of wanting other people to notice and/or appreciate the watch on your wrist is the topic for another article altogether.
Graham currently produces four different dial color variations for the Chronofighter Vintage GMT. I thought this reference 2CVBC.G01A that featured a quasi-British racing green (mixed with forest green) in a metallic finish was pretty nice. It is certainly the quirkiest of the models even if the green and military themes go together nicely and logically. Other dial colors options include the reference 2CVBC.C01A in brown, the 2CVBC.B15A in dark gray, and the 2CVBC.U02A in blue. For fashionability, each comes with a matching blue leather strap.
Even though the watches have visually large proportions, the 44mm wide case wears very comfortable – especially on the strap. The complex chronograph pusher array on the left-side of the case extends up your arm, rather than to your hand (assuming you wear the watch on your left hand), and the dial is decently legible. The more you look at the watch you can see influence from Graham’s Chronofighter Vintage collection, which is a modest visual throwback as compared to more modern-looking Graham timepieces. At 47mm wide, the previous model was too large to comfortably wear on my wrist. This 44mm wide case, along with the wrapping curved lugs made for an impressively comfortable fit I have to admit.
The all-polished chunky steel case of the Chronofigher GMT reminds me of many Breitling watch cases. The 24 hour indicator bezel now rotates (the previous versions didn’t) and the bezel insert is black ceramic. Easily the most interesting part of the case is the chronograph pusher mechanism which is built mixed in with the crown.
Serving little actual functional use, the chronograph pusher system is part of the toy element of this timepiece. Inspired by historic triggers of various types, what you have is a unique system which builds on the base Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement architecture. The trigger is used to start and stop the chronograph via a button that is actually in the crown (similar to many monopusher chronographs), and a separate pusher above it is used to reset the mechanism. This adds a lot of visual appeal (and parts) to the case, and of course makes the watch more fun. The fact that the crown is sort of packed between these parts makes it is a bit more difficult to use, but it is a logical and not particularly burdensome sacrifice to make in exchange for having the added style that one clearly comes to the Graham Chronofighter watch line in search of.
The Graham caliber G1733 (as they call their version of the modified movement) is an automatic operating at 4Hz with 48 hours of power reserve. Complications include the time, big date indicator, GMT hand, and 30-minute chronograph. I do like this assortment of complications, but feel that the big date indicator window could be nicer. There are these two obvious cut holes in the dial, which I think would be better served with a frame to make it a more attractive window. Actually, compared to some other models, the Chronofighter Vintage GMT has a really decently done date window, but at times it still jumps out at me as the one thing on the dial which doesn’t always look as it perfectly belongs.
Dial legibility is about as good as it can be. The lume-painted hands are nice looking and sized well. Although, they do compete for visual attention with other elements on the dial – as there are many colors and items. With that said, Graham arguably does a better job with keeping the dial clear as compared to say, many Breitling watches, and the overall look of the dial is actually pretty cool. The GMT hand used the bezel scale to indicate the second time zone, and the GMT hand itself is a familiar-looking red triangle with a white lume center.
Over the dial is a domed AR-coated sapphire crystal, and the case is water resistant to 100m with a display case back so that you can view the movement inside. The movement decoration isn’t too bad actually, with easy to appreciate Geneva stripes. Though I don’t like it when you look closely at blue topped screws only to notice that it is just the tops of them which are colored and that the entire screw isn’t blue. Does it really cost that much less to individually lacquer paint the tops of screws blue, versus just flame bluing them?
What keeps me coming back to brands like Graham is their playful nature. If you aren’t into planes, war, and other random lifestyle elements of activity and wrist watch history, then Graham isn’t going to appeal much to you. And that is OK. The great part of watches such as this is that you immediately know based on looking at them whether or not they fit into your lifestyle (and choice of toys). Graham – and other luxury watch brands – who specialize in such “toy-style” sport watches primarily have a weakness when it comes to pricing. Inherently high compared to what a mass audience can spend, their goal is to always seek out rich people who still like to play. They are out there, and ironically they are often even wealthier than the suit and tie watch wearing crowd. So Graham’s real effort (and it isn’t to be taken lightly) is to convince the right people to play with their goods.
The Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT replica is an improvement compared to its predecessor models in almost every way when it comes to design, comfort, and value. It is still a polarizing product, but that is OK. At the end of the day the watch continues to be cool, and for that mere fact alone it will find devotees.