An eye-opening view of time in technicolor
Resolutely designed for the bold and the beautiful, the Swordfish from Graham Chronographs appears clothed in two brand-new outfits that further intensify its arresting visual appeal. In line with the revived and perpetuated Graham spirit of invention, it continues to represent a powerfully innovative expression of technical sophistication.
Lessons in horological anatomy
The Swordfish boasts the kind of unique technical features that are the very essence of the uncompromising brand philosophy. The cleverly recessed and ridged tip of the crown ensures a perfect grip, as do the push-buttons with their “clous de Paris” motif. The entirely polished case is topped by a fine-brushed bezel, while the dipping design of the lugs framing the robust 46 mm stainless steel case (water-resistant to 330 feet) guarantees a perfect fit. The Swordfish is secured firmly to the wrist by an allergy free silicon rubber strap, complete with an extra large stainless steel Graham buckle. For those who prefer an all-metal look and feel, the new models also feature an alternative stainless steel polished bracelet.
Time magnified and transcended
The magnifying sapphire crystals protecting the 12-hour/sweep seconds and 30-minute chronograph counters reinforce the intriguing optical effect of depth created by the shape of the case. By widening the gap between the protuberant eyes of the Swordfish, Graham has simultaneously freed up space for an additional circle in the middle to facilitate reading off information. The brand's inimitable “Drive Left' concept is signalled by an L just above 6 o'clock on the dial of one version, while an R for right stands for the more conventional arrangement. Hour-markers, numerals, hour and minute hands are all luminescent for optimal night-time visibility.
The colours of time
Swordfish Soft Yellow
The Soft Yellow version offers a striking play on contrasts that enhances legibility, created by the black counter “eyes” underscored by their yellow “pupils” in the centre, the yellow dial base with black graduated outer scale and green Superluminova® substance filling the black base of the Arabic 12 and 6 numerals and the hour-markers.
Swordfish Black Knight
For the Black Knight model, the white transferred minute circle stands out against the matt black base, further highlighted by bright orange 12 and 6 numerals, hour-markers and orange-tipped or filled hands, and red and white counter details. The version in black PVD will be issued in a limited edition of 200.
In addition to its own inimitable signature features, these vivid new accents and fascinating contrasts that are not only eye-catching but also improve readability enable Swordfish to capture the gaze in a hypnotic grip, drawing the fascinated observer into the infinite depths of time.
Case: 46 mm-diameter, 316L stainless steel with black PVD treatment for Black Knight version
Controls: left-hand version: crown at 9 o'clock, push-buttons at 8 and 10 o'clock right-hand version: crown at 3 o'clock, push-buttons at 2 and 4 o'clock
Movement: Calibre G1710, 42-hour power reserve, bicompax chronograph
Dial: Soft Yellow: pale yellow base, black minute circle, black-outlined numerals and hour-markers filled with green Superluminova® substance, white and yellow counter details
Black Knight: matt black base, white minute circle, bright orange numerals and hour-markers, red and white counter details
Strap/bracelet: anti-allergenic back rubber strap or polished steel bracelet
Water resistance: 100 m (330 feet)