There is no question that Graham is one of those independent watch brands that thrives on its provocative creativity and “devil may care” attitude. Its CEO Eric Loth is a man who is not afraid of speaking his mind. His continuous challenge against tradition and history has made Graham the kind of brand which might not be approved by masses but definitely has a dedicated and committed following.
This year around, Graham takes its edgy expression of creativity to a new level by creating an unexpected canvas for laser engravings – the sapphire crystal on the dial! Isn't that amazing? The new Chronofighter Grand Vintage Ltd – I Shot The Sheriff features a sapphire crystal engraved with “I Shot The Sheriff” with a gold (4N) Sheriff star. This is tribute to the cult song by Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley. Popularised by English rock guitarist Eric Clapton in 1974, the song was first released in 1973 and marked the merging of English and Jamaican music.
“The song has multiple layers and we do not know even today its original intent. But its destiny is very interesting. It marked all young aficionados by exposing the merge of English and Jamaican music. People united under the same melody of liberation, creativity and the importance of sharing cultures. Thank you Bob and Eric, you made us a new world of music!” Eric Loth, CEO, Graham Watches.
Here are its technical specifications:
Tribute: sapphire glass laser engraved with “I Shot the Sheriff”. It pays tribute to the cult song by the Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley
Automatic chronograph, day-date
Domed sapphire glass with large aperture and laser engraving “I shot the Sheriff”
Sheriff star laser engraved and coated with gold 4N berlapoxy varnish
Date at 9 o’clock with magnifier
Horizontal fine brushed dial
Patented fast-action start / stop trigger
Steel satin-brushed bezel
See-through sapphire crystal case back
Rubber mesh pattern strap
Limited edition: 25 pieces
Functions: Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter), Day-date at 9 o’clock with magnifier Hours, minutes, seconds
Calibre: G1747, automatic chronograph 28’800 A/h (4Hz) Incabloc shock absorber 25 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours Movement certification Chronofiable®
Case: 47mm steel, Steel patented fast-action start/stop trigger and reset pusher, Domed sapphire crystal with a laser engraving, magnifier, anti-reflective coating on both faces, Sheriff star laser engraved and coated with gold 4N berlapoxy varnish, Limited edition serial number engraved on the sapphire glass, Delivered with a blank sapphire crystal, See-through sapphire crystal case back
Bezel: Steel satin-brushed
Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar
Dial: Black horizontal fine brushed dial with white Arabic numerals coated with white Super-LumiNova, Rhodium hours hands coated with white Super-LumiNova, Rhodium chrono hand with red tip, Snailed minutes counter with red hand, Snailed second counter with rhodium compass hand
Strap: Black rubber mesh pattern strap with steel pin buckle