She looked incredibly beautiful when she checked in at the herself. And she asked for the room with the be filled with sea water. No one had ever as gracefully as her either. And powerful. It was as if she came from another element altogether.
A perfectly cut dress, designer shoes, the must what was on her wrist that gave her away. Two eyes looking at you. Sparkling with pure white diamonds. A watch, like from another time, another world. Perfect on a slim wrist. And then she must be doing things. This was a not a toy but a sophisticated mechanical chronograph, all the elements.
The Graham Swordfish Diamonds, like the woman who owns it, belongs to a rare species indeed. It takes a long time, great craftsmanship and 209 diamonds of exactly the same carat, clarity, colour and cut to set the bezel with its two loupes. 60 more diamond its unique lustre. Time is told by another 50 diamonds on the dial. And time is kept by a self winding mechanical movement especially engineered for Graham to display the running seconds on the same sub-dial that counts 30 minutes counter and the central hand for the seconds, this is a perfect chronograph. Because this is not just any watch but a true Graham where the movement is as sophisticated as the case.
Movement – Calibre G1710, automatic bi-compax chronograph, 28’800 A/h (4 Hz), Incabloc shock absorber. 34 jewels. Power reserve – 48 hours.
Functions – Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours counter). Hours, minutes, seconds.
Case – 46 mm steel case features 60 diamonds Top Wesselton (1.121 cts). Steel bezel with two steel portholes at 3 and 9 o’clock with 209 diamonds Top Wesselton (1.983 cts). Steel right hand control pushers with “Clous de Paris” high grip pattern. Flat sapphire crystal with two loupes (×1.5), anti-reflective coating on both faces. See-through sapphire crystal case back.
Dial – Grey dial and counters set with diamonds (50 diamonds Top Wesselton, 0.19 cts), counters are magnified by 15 %. Skeleton brass hours and minutes hands, brass hand for seconds and minutes counters, diamond set roman numerals (big 12 and 6).
Water resistance – 330 feet / 100 m.
Strap – Integrated grey croco.
Source: GRAHAM London