Known as the father of the chronograph, George Graham was also the brains behind inventions such as the dead beat cylinder escapement, the first wall chronograph and the mercury pendulum. Perpetuating this spirit of remarkable innovations and technical expertise, Graham watches is now a contemporary watch brand dedicated to enthusiasts of the mechanical arts. Graham watches evoke a powerful fascination among connoisseurs with technically and aesthetically playful objects that combine originality, exclusivity and avant-garde.
History of Graham watches
The Graham watch company is named after George Graham, a master watchmaker born in 1673. Living in London, George Graham was more interested in creating new ideas than making money, so he never patented any of his incredible inventions. In fact, he would happily share his ideas with other horologists, earning him the nickname ‘Honest George’.
George’s innovations included the first stopwatch, a mercury pendulum system for making clocks more accurate in hot and cold weather, a dead-beat escapement that improved clock accuracy, and building the master clock for Greenwich Royal Observatory.
Graham watches are inspired by the spirit of George Graham’s inventions. The brand’s engineers, designers and watchmakers all aim to create timepieces that don’t look or feel like “just another Swiss watch”; they strive to create quirky, unique watches that exude confidence. The brand has become famous for its oversized designs and distinctive start/stop trigger mechanism. The brand’s sporty style is influenced by its active involvement in the world of motorsports, partnering with various high-speed races that represent the exciting and fearless philosophy of the watch brand.Graham watches are manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, with top quality materials and exceptional attention to detail. Its Swiss made movements ensure the watches can be equipped with the most special features and functions. In the spirit of George Graham’s inventions, the Graham brand strives to produce watches that have never been seen before, such as the successful creation of a shock resistant Tourbillon in an automatic column wheel chronograph.