Swiss watch brand GRAHAM unveils their latest timepiece “Chronofighter Oversize Score Baja 1000” in a limited edition of 100 pieces to celebrate its association with the legendary Tecate Score Baja 1000 motorsport racing.
Down the entire length of the magnificent Baja California Peninsula, the Chronofighter Oversize Score Baja 1000 will defy the desert and the hazards awaiting the racers.
The sturdy and wandering chronograph does not fear extreme conditions and has been developed to equip the modern-day Baja 1000 conquerors and extreme racers.
To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the race, GRAHAM has developed a collectable watch: Chronofighter Oversize Score Baja 1000.
Like the modified 4-wheel vehicles used by the race competitors, the Chronofighter Oversize Baja 1000 has been re-engineered to fit the extreme race conditions. The start and stop lever on the left of the case, originally used by aircrew in the forties, is the renowned GRAHAM signature.
It is made of plain carbon and is produced in a very specific machining process. The lever is a single piece of carbon which provides the watch with more stiffness and enhanced usability. The black ceramic bezel gives the watch its strength and shining personality.
To brave the elements, each watch is also fitted with a calculated telemeter scale. It enables to measure distances thanks to the speed of sound; by starting the chronograph when a visible event occurs (e.g. lightning) and stop it when the sound reaches the observer (e.g. thunder).
As the temperature influences the speed of sound, our engineers have based their calculations on 77°F, the average temperature on Earth. The distance in kilometres can be measured on the dial thanks to the scale rim (346 m/s).
Model: GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize Score Baja 1000 Limited Edition
Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter). Date at 8 o’clock
Hours, minutes, seconds
Calibre G1747, automatic chronograph, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber
Power reserve: 48 hours
47 mm steel with black PVD case
Black carbon left hand fast-action start/stop trigger and black rubber reset pusher
Black ceramic bezel
Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
Sapphire crystal case back with Score Baja 1000 and limited edition serial number
Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar
Black dial, snailed hours and minutes counters
Baja 1000 inscription at 9 o’clock
Beige Super-LumiNova hands, numerals and indexes, red chrono, minutes and seconds counter hands
Telemeter scale based on 77°F and mph
Beige techno-fabric strap with red stitches
Black ceramic pin buckle
Limited edition of 100 pieces