Launched in 2002, the Graham Collectors 132 timepiece is a rare example of the unique achievements that typify the watchmakers and engineers who today pay a noble tribute to their prestigious master, George Graham.
George Graham was the inventor of the chronograph and the cylinder escapement. That made him one of the “greatest master horologists in history”.
The Graham Collectors 132 timepiece was introduced in a limited edition of 100 mechanical chronographs in red gold and 32 in white gold combined with palladium. This exceptional timepiece with its highly unusual movement is a tribute to the genius of Graham because it also incorporates an original technical simplification: the three functions – chronograph start, stop and reset – are all operated by a single push-piece.
This exceptional movement housed in a collector’s watch was created in a unique edition of 132 timepieces. Its manual winding G 132 chronograph mechanism has a 36 hour power reserve and beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour. It also incorporates several remarkable features, including a big column-wheel, clearly visible through the sapphire caseback.
The upper part of the mechanism is domed to enable the dial and the hands, which are also convex, to perfectly embrace the curve of the movement. The recessed and domed sapphire crystal covers the whole unit in a classically harmonious style. This Graham Collectors 132 timepiece is water resistant to 160 feet. Its case is fitted with wide water-resistance gaskets and the back held in place by six screws protects this chronograph perfectly against water infiltration. This model also features the unique configuration of a sweep seconds hand without a minute-counter as it is intended primarily to measure pulse rates.