We have already used to see some impressive sport models from Graham, distinctive by their bold looks and contemporary designs which can easily struck the attention of modern men. New Chronofighter Oversize Generation II Watch brings that attractiveness to the next level, by offering a great combination of high-tech materials, tough construction, as well as a superb functionality. This striking chronograph comes in several versions, each presenting a different color of a dial and a strap. Along with regular chrono functions, the Chronofighter features a very rare and interesting performance, called Telemeter.
New Graham Chronofighter Oversize Generation II Watch features a robust case with the diameter of 47 mm. It is made of stainless steel with (or without) black PVD coating (depending on the variation). Its satin-finished surface makes a beautiful contrast with a polished, black ceramic bezel. Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating covers the dial, while a smoked sapphire crystal glass covers the case-back, matching dark elements on the case.
Another cool component is a left hand fast-action start/stop trigger made of black carbon that results from a very specific machining process. There is also a steel reset pusher, covered by black rubber.
The striking dial features oversized Arabic numerals that indicate hours, prominent hands, two highly legible chronograph sub-dials, as well as a round date aperture between 8 and 9 o’clock positions. You can notice a nice contrast between the matt surface and circular patterns on sub-dials.
The central chronograph hand indicates a rarely used performance in the mechanical watchmaking, on the telemeter scale that runs over the outer rim of the dial. It serves for measuring distances in kilometers, based on the speed of sound. You just need to start the chronograph when a visible event occurs (e.g. lightning) and stop it immediately after noticing sound (e.g. thunder). Since the speed of sound is also determined by the temperature, Graham based the calculation on the average temperature on the planet of 25°C.
The version that I particularly like is the Ref. 2CCAU.B01A model with a black dial, black indices and striking orange 30-minute counter and central chrono hand. This model is available with a black techno-fabric strap and a black ceramic pin buckle. Another cool looking version comes under the Ref. number 2CCAC.U01A. It features a blue dial with black counters and white indices, as well as a fabric strap in the matching color. This version is not treated with black PVD. There are two versions with gray dials – the Ref. 2CCAU.S01A version with PVD treatment and the Ref. 2CCAC.S01A without it.
New Graham Chronofighter Oversize Generation II Watch is powered by a Calibre G1747 self-winding chronograph mechanism. It beats at the frequency of 28’800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and has the power-reserve of 48 hours.