The Swiss watchmaking brand with British roots, Graham, issued a new timepiece as its first collaboration with the Navy SEAL Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that supports the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. The new Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation Watch is produced in the limited quantity of 500 specimens.
This newcomer has been specifically designed with the highly specialized Navy SEALs in mind and it has been proven and tested to operate in the exact same climatic extremes that SEALs endure.
Graham Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation is housed in black PVD-coated stainless steel case which measures 47mm in diameter. The large-sized case of this military themed timepiece features a black ceramic bezel, a carbon fibre fast-action start/stop trigger and a steel reset pusher with a black rubber “Clous de Paris” high grip pattern.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a gray-toned digital camouflage pattern dial , and the absence of dial lume means this timepiece would not create too much of a visual stir since it should be used by an active service professional. However, the watch has some low-level of black lume which provides some sort of visibility by its wearer under low light conditions.
The hours are marked by printed black luminous Arabic numerals. Oversized black coated steel hour and minute hands, with gray lume, indicate the time. A small seconds counter is located at the 3 o’clock position, a round date window is placed between 8 and 9 o’clock position, while a telemeter scale (calculated 77ºF and miles) is set on the outer perimeter. Chronograph seconds are showed via the centrally mounted light gray baton-shaped hand, while chronograph minutes are displayed in the counter located at the 6 o’clock position.
There are also a few interesting details on its dial; a small seconds sub-dial comprises the limited edition serial number of the watch, and the insignia of the Navy SEAL Foundation appears subtly at the 11 o’clock position.
The beating heart of the new Graham watch is the caliber G1747 automatic chronograph movement which is capable to deliver a fairly generous power reserve of approximately 48 hours. The 25 jewels mechanism is equipped with an Incabloc shock absorber and has a beating pace of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz).
The back view of the watch reveals crystal back printed with the American Flag and the Navy SEAL Foundation logo.
The last, but not the least, the Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation watch comes with an integrated carbon fiber-reinforced black rubber strap with “Clous de Paris” pattern and a black ceramic buckle.
The Graham Chronofighter Oversize Navy SEAL Foundation limited edition timepiece comes with the retail price of $8,050, and for each piece, the Swiss manufacturer will make a donation to the Navy SEAL Foundation.