Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Merry Limited Edition Watch Review

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Graham brings a huge dose of festive spirit to the Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art collection launched earlier this year. Limited to only 25 pieces - of course - the new addition is an exclusive timepiece that embraces the Christmas festivities in the playful, fun 1940s pin up girl style.

 

Joining Sally, Anna, Lily and Nina, the ‘Santa Babe' is perched on the blue sunbrushed dial at 3 o'clock wearing the signature Christmas costume. Her red hat, mini dress and heeled boots feature a white trim to perfectly bring the avaiation inspired 1940s festive character to life in a modern way. True to the collection her name sits above the day and date display in pink italic writing that matches her bobbed hair.

 

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The glamorous ‘Santa Babe’ is hand painted with the utmost care. A steady hand and an eye for detail from Graham’s skilled craftsmen ensure the 1940s nostalgia and playfulness is precisely captured on the festive dial. Choose from either a hand-sewn blue calf-leather strap or a red canvas alternative.

 

Pin-up girls were painted on the nose of military aircrafts to increase morale during the Second World War – artwork that evoked memories of home and peace. Behind the fun and glamour of the girls was actually a poignant message that the boys surrounded by the destruction of war miss home. Graham Watches pays a nostalgic reference to the flirty, cheeky illustrations with the introduction of Merry; an apt pairing with the Chronofighter having a close relationship with vintage aviation. The design boasts a bold aesthetic that will demand attention on the wrist yet has an underlying respectful tone to the pilots who either lost their lives or continued to courageously fight each day.

 

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The new design experiments with a signature model of Graham that we know so well. The 44mm polished stainless steel case includes the inverted crown and trigger device at 9 o’clock; a distinctive feature that instinctively stands out as a Graham.