Anglo-Swiss watch company GRAHAM-LONDON presents Chronofighter Oversize Tourist Trophy, a special edition watch for all 18 winners of Tourist Trophy Isle of Man in the different categories.
The TT race is biking in the raw and it has not changed much since the days when Charlie Collier won the first race in 1907. His 500cc (500 cm3 Matchless clocked an average speed of 38.21mph or 61.5km/h. A hundred years later and John McGuinness’s average speed was 131.578 mph or 211 km/h with a top speed of 200 mph (321 km/h). GRAHAM-LONDON is for the second year the official timing partner of the Tourist Trophy Isle of Man and designs the special winners’ watch for this occasion.
The Chronofighter Oversize Tourist Trophy Bi-compax chronograph, automatic mechanical movement, Calibre G1734, 27 jewels, 28’800 A/h, Incabloc shock absorber. 30 minutes stopwatch counter in the form of a 30 mph road sign and a sweep seconds hand in the form of the Manx coat of arms, the Triskelion.
Super-LumiNova coated hands and markers for night visibility. Date at 7 o’clock for easy reading angle. PVD coated stainless steel case, fast action start-stop lever and non-slip stopwatch-reset button. Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces. See-through case back with TT logo. Limited and numbered edition of 211 pieces.
Left-hand side: fast action start/stop lever and reset button
– Central chronograph second hand
– 60 second counter at 3 o’clock
– 30 minute counter at 9 o’clock
Hours and minutes from the centre
Date at 7 o’clock
Automatic bi-compax Chronograph
Frequency: 28’800 alternations per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours
“Clous de Paris” bezel. Case, lever and crown in PVD-coated stainless steel
Reset button in stainless steel
Limited edition and individual number engraved on the case back
Diameter: 47 mm
Thickness: 16 mm
Water resistance: 330 feet or 100 metres
Black galvanic dial. Yellow and red colors dedicated to the official “Tourist Trophy” logo colors. Red scale and white background for the 30 minute counter with black “ironic” big “30” at 9 o’clock. Full red second counter at 3 o’clock. White Super-LumiNova numerals hour markers
Super-LumiNova white hour and minute hands
Red chronograph second hand
Yellow 30 minute counter hand
Yellow sweep second hands dedicated to the “3 legs” of the Isle of Man coat of arms
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Sapphire crystal See-through case-back with “Tourist Trophy” logo, secured by 8 screws
“Clous de Paris” decoration. Integrated black rubber strap
Buckle: Black ceramic pin buckle
Limited edition: 211 pieces