Graham Chronofighter Trigger "Back in Black" Watch
All-black is all but out. Mostly black is pretty much in. After people realized that what Hublot started with the black on black fad, only seemed to work well for Hublot (in my humble opinion), they started to add some color again to the dark hued trend watches. Maybe so that they could actually be read with any comfort. So now we see lots of watches that are black with "a touch of..." something. Here Graham has introduced the Chronofighter Trigger "Back in Black" (was it black before and has now returned?). Here however the hands of the watch are in black, so the little red color you see only applies when using the split second chronograph feature.
The watch is 46mm wide in black PVD steel with Graham's iconic chronograph trigger under the large crown. Above it is a reset button and on the opposite side of the case is a pusher to activate the split second chronograph hand. Both that pusher and the hand are in coordinating red colors. The split second (rattrapante) function is somewhat useful combined with the 30 minute chronograph. Inside the watch is an automatic Graham caliber G1743 movement that also has a useful power reserve indicator located at 12 o'clock. Price for the watch is $12,400, which is pretty steep in my book. While the watch is cool looking, you need to be either really into dark watches, and/or really into Graham to jump aboard one of these.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.