In 2010, Graham-London once again acts as the official timing partner of the Tourist Trophy Isle of Man held from 29th May till 11th June. The brand has created a special edition timepiece for all 18 winners of the race. It will be available in a limited number of 211 pieces.
It is interesting to mention that Eric Loth, founder of the brand, is a passionate motor cycle rider.
The Graham Chronofighter Oversize Tourist Trophy watch features a 47 mm case that boasts 100-meter water-resistance. The case construction stands out due to its “Clous de Paris” bezel. The case, fast action start-stop lever and crown are sculptured in PVD-coated stainless steel. The non-slip stopwatch-reset reset button is created in the same material.
The dial is shielded by a domed sapphire crystal provided with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The sapphire crystal transparent case-back, secured by 8 screws, reveals the “Tourist Trophy” logo. The case back also features the engraved limited edition and individual number.
The black galvanic dial of the new Graham watch is highlighted by yellow and red colors reflecting the official “Tourist Trophy” logo colors. At 9 o’clock, you will see the 30-minute counter featuring red scale, white background featuring black “ironic” big “30”, suggested by a 30 mph road sign. The red seconds counter is located at 3 o’clock with original yellow sweep second hands inspired by the “3 legs” of the Isle of Man coat of arms. The tiny date window is featured at 7 o’clock.
The dial of the new Graham watch provides great legibility due to white Super-LumiNova-coated numerals, hour markers as well as hour and minute hands.
The heart of the Tourist Trophy watch is an automatic mechanical bi-compax chronograph movement -Calibre G1734. The 27-jewel movement, beating at the rate of 28, 800 vibrations per hour, is equipped with an Incabloc shock absorber. It offers 42 hours of power reserve.
The Graham Chronofighter Oversize Tourist Trophy watch is presented on an integrated black rubber strap decorated with a “Clous de Paris” pattern and fitted with a black ceramic pin buckle.