GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize Diver Watch – Turbo Tech & Deep Black

GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize Diver Watch – Turbo Tech & Deep Black

GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize Diver Watch   Turbo Tech & Deep Black   watch releases

Because the name of this watch sort of brought it up, I am going to go ahead and once again rally for people to cease over-use of the term "oversize." This term has a very limited use, and refers to things that are actually too big to work. If something is large, but still works, it is by definition not "oversized." Now that I think about it, I think I discussed this complaint starting here. Anyhow, can you hear me watch brands (and anyone else), stop using this term. Not for me, but for the simple respect you should for "words."

GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize Diver Watch   Turbo Tech & Deep Black   watch releases

Anyhow, this is one of Graham's latest refreshes of the Chronofighter Oversize ('grrrrr...') Diver watch. A popular piece in their line up for a while, this new version gets some new colors and a new new subsidiary seconds hand. There are two versions, an all black  "Deep Black" model, and the other one in polished and PVD black steel with orange called the "Turbo Tech." That's right, names fit for a porn (you may or may not want to watch) and a hip new auto mechanic franchise. But here as luxury dive watches! Oversized!

At 47mm wide the watches are large, but no so big as to slide comically off your wrist. The feature Graham's cool but questionably useful trigger style chronograph pushers, and a rotating dive bezel. The subsidiary seconds dial is fan shaped. These style of dials ALWAYS look cool in action. At 1000 feet (about 330 meters) of water resistance the watch is at least a serious diver. It also has an automatic helium release valve. The style of the watch is cool. Sorta gimmicky, but sort rich-boy fun. I can get down with it, but I think non-watch people would look at a watch like this oddly.

GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize Diver Watch   Turbo Tech & Deep Black   watch releases

Darkness viewing should be rather good. With hour markers and hands that size, being covered in SuperLumiNova should be impressive. I really do love a well lumed dial. Inside the watch is a Swiss automatic movement that Graham calls their Calibre G1734. Probably a base ETA. Prices are between 9,300 - 10,500 Swiss Francs. My favorite part of the press release on the watch is the following statement: "By the way, if you are not a professional diver and you use your watch in water no deeper than your bath tub, that’s also fine."

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Bigdaddyep
Bigdaddyep

I have a Swordfish, but I love this Chronofighter...

Roman @ Luxury Bazaar
Roman @ Luxury Bazaar

I've always had a soft spot for sport watches because they feel like you can take them on any adventure, no matter how harrowing; from a yacht trip to an Indiana Jones-like excursion to the wilderness, a good sports watch will emerge unscathed. The question with Graham is whether or not the watches are TOO sporty, in terms of aesthetics, for their luxury watch brand prices and functions. Personally, I think Graham pulls off the balance between the two quite nicely - at least in the case of the Chronofighter Diver.

Fulvio
Fulvio

1) You're wrong about the word oversized.

2) Anyone who could write something as garbled as "Anyhow, can you hear me watch brands (and anyone else), stop using this term. Not for me, but for the simple respect you should for 'words,'" may not be practicing exactly what he's preaching.

Ivan
Ivan

Not ETA but La Joux-Perret

Mr. Champ
Mr. Champ

Oversized means bigger than the usual size. This is a big ass watch so it's oversized.

BIG CHRONO
BIG CHRONO

Any so called desk divers who buy/use this watch for benign reasons are posers & tools. It's a gadget watch that is designed for rugged purposes, not cotillions & royal weddings.

Ulysses
Ulysses

It looks a lot bigger than 47mm. I like the Oris-style lugs and the interesting sub-dial designs, but it's just a bit too over the top for me. If I ever owned one it'd be a love/hate relationship - not something for daily wear.

IS3515
IS3515

Over priced but some will like it.

Kris C
Kris C

Take all the labelling off of these watches, and they would still be unmistakenly recognized as Graham from across a dim room, which I think is the best part of the brand. They know who they are and what they want, and don't give a toss if the masses aren't interested. I look at the watch and imagine it without the huge trigger andthink "that would be somethig to wear", but then its not a Graham, is it?

Lots of fun little details to enjoy here, like the date window at 7 that extends that hour marker, not hiding it, but putting it somewhere that fits well.

Of course, the omnipresent rubber strap that makes no branding excuses. I generally lean away from that type of action, but it's also hard to imagine these watches on leather, or even bracelet.

Do we know what the bezel fill is? Looks like an inner tube with metal brackets holding it on. Just PVD steel rendered poorly?

Greg
Greg

Great review, hate to nit pick, especially this, my favourite watch blog, but water resistance is 1000 feet only, about 330 meters. God knows if you can go that deep anyway without a submarine but I'd hate it if someone went to 350m and came back here complaining of a spoilt watch! :)

Kris C
Kris C

And if any brand ever agreed with you and limited thier sales away from those types, they'd be out of business faster than you could say "GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize Diver Watch — Turbo Tech & Deep Black" 10 times.

Also, if you mean to suggest that every watch you own is for a specific reason, and you would never wear, say, a diver for any reason other than diving, then I laugh upon thee most heartily.

admin
admin

Thanks for pointing out the little typo Greg, all corrected now.