Graham watches have encapsulated the spirit of racing with this new and colourful interpretation of the sport, forged with energy and confidence. The new Graham Silverstone RS Racing watch echoes a beautiful marriage between the British motor racing tracks and quintessential watch making, whilst tying the piece in perfectly with their prestigious Silverstone collection.
Taking on the automotive world, the Silverstone collection has birthed a number of eye catching models, some of which are designed with emphasis on a contemporary sports theme, others which take on more of a vintage influence Either way, whether it be racing cars or mechanical watches which are of interest, the watch makers at Graham have worked cleverly and collaboratively to produce a timepiece that will relate to the wearer in one way or another. The Silverstone family boasts a number of impressive high tech chrono features which exude a sense of fun and excitement whilst also encouraging personal expression for the wearer. The Graham Silverstone RS Racing model (supplier model number 2STEA.B11A.K98F) expresses a colourful performance of the dial which effortlessly imitates the features of a dashboard. The RS initials in the title stand for RennSport, the sports car racing series of which Graham watch company have participated in a number of events with throughout their history together, so it is easy to identify those attributes which effectively nod to the design and presentation of the automobile industry. Dedicated to speed and intensity, the new time reader with Incabloc shock absorber, reinforces the strength and power associated with high-grade mechanical engineering of both the car and watch world. A 46mm steel case protects the automatic in-house G1749 calibre which powers the blood supply to the timepiece. Integrating a passion for the tough racing environment, the movement powers at 28,8000vph and bears 29 jewels, offering an impressive 46 hours of power reserve. Built with stamina and resilience, a featured tachymeter scale measures lap time whilst a day date aperture enhanced by a vibrant pumpkin orange border, features for the very first time on a Graham watch. Authentic references to racing continues within the design layout where the seconds counter at 9 o’clock imitates a break disc, contrasted beautifully against the black chequered dial. Black snailed hour and minute dials are embellished with the same sporty orange contours which overlap the striking white Arabic hour numerals decorating the periphery of the dial. The white tachymeter graduation is scaled onto the mounted bezel, dressed in a shamrock green composite to provide dynamic contrast against the blackness of the dial and the steel control pushers situated on the right hand side of the case. The bold stainless steel crown which sits proudly to the right of the 3 o’clock location has the RS lettering engraved into the metal which has been polish finished. A set of chunky hour and minute indices have been coated with luminous paint, together with the hour numerals to provide high legibility during low-light conditions or throughout the night. However, above all of the distinguishable Silverstone characteristics present within the new Graham RS Racing model, it is the attention to detail invested in the strap finish which really breathes new life into the design. Executed on a black tyre tread rubber strap with pumpkin orange inset and a stainless steel foldable buckle, the accessory fits flush with the wrist and bears shockproof and lightweight qualities, allowing the wearer to enjoy a completely sporty dimension to the timepiece. A sapphire crystal glass window which has been treated with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant properties continues to the rear of the case, allowing a rare insight into the harmonious processes of the Silverstone’s beautiful timekeeping synergy. Developed by the hands of expert watchmakers from the headquarters at Graham, the new Silverstone RS Racing model, priced at a pleasant £3670.00 operates as a collective unit, forming a contemporary paragon of technological genius and fortifying a symbol of proficiency.
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