GRAHAM – Chronofighter Vintage D-Day & Chronofighter Vintage Overlord (Limited Edition Chronofighter Vintage Timepieces Celebrating 75th Anniversary of D-Day)

For the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2019, Swiss luxury watch brand Graham renews its pledge to remember the fallen heroes, with two specially created timepieces. These limited edition Chronofighter Vintage watches incorporate the spirit of freedom that fuelled the bravery of troops landing on the Normandy beaches in 1944.

The Chronofighter Vintage D-Day unites robust steel with elegantly respectful black. Hope is the intrinsic message of the Chronofighter Vintage Overlord with its striking combination of tranquil green, beige and cream with a bronze case.

The 2019 pieces follow in the footsteps of the 2005 Chronofighter VE-Day series, launched to pay tribute to the day that ended six years of a war. With the new Chronofighter Vintage watches Graham rekindles our duty to remember.

Chronofighter Vintage D-Day

Clear symbolism and informative text are key elements of the visual vocabulary of the Chronofighter Vintage D-Day series. One of the most important dates in European and North American twentieth century history is boldly printed in white at six o’clock on a black, grained dial. This gains extra poignancy in the light of the fact that the amphibious invasions on the Normandy beaches began at 6.30 am on 6 June 1944.

At three o’clock on this ominous day, massive artificial Mulberry harbours headed across the channel to help resupply the invasion force. This significant hour is marked on the watch by a circled star, the Allies’ standard military marking. A black rubber strap with a mesh pattern signs off the edgy, robust look.

Chronofighter Vintage Overlord

The Chronofighter Vintage Overlord takes the codename for the battle of Normandy, comprising landings on five beaches, as its signature. A bronze, satin-brushed case is reminiscent of the metal used in naval construction. Its green, sandblasted dial integrates nostalgic numerals in the typeface used on US Air Force aircraft fuselage. Proudly positioned at six o’clock is an artistic rendition of the Indianhead, one of the most recognised unit emblems in the U.S. army, carried by the Second Infantry Division.

A striped fabric strap is bordered in emerald green, alluding to the vision of future peace that participants in the Overlord battle shared. As an additional endeavour to respectfully preserve the memory of the conflict, Graham will donate a percentage of the watch’s proceeds to museums in Normandy that pay tribute to the fallen soldiers.

Perfectly reflecting the milestones remembered, each watch will be produced in a limited edition of 75 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Chronofighter Vintage D-Day

Functions
Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter)
Day-date at 9 o’clock
Hours, minutes, seconds

Movement
Calibre: G1747, automatic chronograph
28’800 A/h (4Hz)
Incabloc shock absorber
25 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours
Movement certification Chronofiable® (improved shock absorption)

Case
44 mm steel
Steel fast-action start / stop trigger and reset pusher
Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating
See-through sapphire crystal case back
Bezel: Steel
Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar

Dial
Black grained dial with D-Day luminescent inscription and limited edition serial number
Rhodium hour hands coated with white Super-LumiNova
White chrono hand with red tip
Minutes’ counter with June 6, 1944 inscription and rhodium hand
Snailed silver seconds counter with plain black five pointed star surrounded by a 5 gap circle. Red seconds counter’s hand

Strap
Black rubber mesh pattern
Also available on other coloured rubber mesh pattern strap and coloured hand-sewn calf leather strap
Steel pin buckle

Limited edition
75 pieces

Model: Chronofighter Vintage Overlord

Functions
Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter)
Day-date at 9 o’clock
Hours, minutes, seconds

Movement
Calibre: G1747, automatic chronograph
28’800 A/h (4Hz)
Incabloc shock absorber
25 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours
Movement certification Chronofiable® (improved shock absorption)

Case
44 mm bronze (alloy CuSn8 – used by the naval industry) with sandblasted and satin-brushed finishing
Bronze fast-action start / stop trigger and reset pusher
Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating
See-through sapphire crystal titanium case back with limited edition engraved
Bezel: Bronze satin-brushed
Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar

Dial
Green sandblasted dial – hour circle with white Super-LumiNova numerals using US Air Force font
Golden hours hands coated with white Super-Luminova
White chrono hand
Snailed minutes counter with Indian head and red hand
Snailed seconds counter with red hand

Strap
Green rubber mesh pattern
Delivered with an additional calf leather strap
Bronze pin buckle

Limited edition
75 pieces

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