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Nothing says 'fine timepiece" like the word "Overlord" in the title. This should be the watch of choice for all megalomaniacal rising stars! Aside from the functional and lume filled, yet somewhat homely subsidiary seconds dial (bright red on pale green?), this Graham Chronofighter Oversize Overlord Mark Four watch is pretty cool. The best part is easily the "riveted" look of the dial, meant to remind you of mechanized war machines, (or just machines) from the past. Most obviously fighter/bomber aircraft. Actually this watch is named after a specific "Overlord" mission that was part of British Air Force history.
The look of the dial in the 47mm wide case is inspired from Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft interiors. The basic Graham Chronofighter watch theme is there in its full glory, complete with the large size and trigger-like chronograph pusher system. Inside the watch is an automatic movement and quality for Graham timepieces is quite good. I've always felt that their watches are very 'solid' feeling. The Chronofighter Oversize Overlord Mark Four watch will be available as part of a limited edition of 500. I still get irked by use of the term "oversize," as I don't think it makes any sense - for anything really. It feels like marketing fluff. The only things that are "oversized" are to big to actually work/fit - whereas this timepiece will work and fit just fine. Look for availability soon with pricing that I imagine will be between $8,000 - $20,000.
Ariel Adams publishes the popular watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.