Time again for Monochrome’s Weekly Watch Photo and this week we’ll feature Marcus Behnke’s photos of the Graham Chronofighter Prodive Professional. Again Marcus made a set of brilliant photos that add much to the desirability of a watch. It’s great how he captured the stylish tool-watch looks of the diver’s version of the iconic Graham chronograph.
Ever since I tried the Graham Chronofighter on my wrist for the first time (that was back in 2006, and it was probably one of my first posts here on Monochrome), I’ve fancied them. OK, they might not be the perfect fit with a suit and tie at the office or even black tie occasion, but Graham makes excellent watches for leisure time. And that’s exactly what Marcus captured here!
This Graham Prodive Professional is a limited edition of 200 pieces, it’s Graham’s first dive watch and it features the iconic chronograph activator. It is equipped with a patented start/stop/reset mechanism which allows the chronograph to be used under water.
In order to create a fully waterproof solution, Graham chose to rotate the movement by a few degrees in the case and move the crown position from 9 o’clock to the 10 o’clock position. This also means that the small seconds indicator, which is designed as a propellor, and the 30-minute chronograph register have moved to different positions on the dial.
The 45 mm large stainless steel case is equipped with a yellow rubber coated screw-down crown and the aforementioned left hand fast-action start / stop / reset trigger that is black PVD coated. The unidirectional bezel is executed in steel with black PVD has a luminous indicator at 12 o’clock. The domed sapphire crystal has anti-reflective coating on both inside and outside.
The Prodive is waterproof (and tested) to depths of 2000 feet or 600 meters. That is deeper than the average diver will ever go! White Super-LumiNova is applied on hands and indexes, also on the yellow chrono and minutes counter’s hands. The propellor shaped second indicator and first 15 minutes of the 30-minute chronograph register feature green luminescent material.
The chronograph 30-minute register is positioned approximately between 6 and 7 0’clock and the small seconds propellor indicator is placed between 3 and 5 o’clock. The date aperture is positioned at 9 o’clock.
The movement is called calibre G1750, and is an automatic mono-pusher chronograph, beating at 28’800 A/h (4Hz). In fact, the movement is a modified Valjoux 7750, delivering a power reserve of 48 hours.
It comes on a bright yellow integrated rubber strap with steel pin buckle and diver’s extension.
All photos are courtesy Marcus Behnke from the Watchlounge forum, where he posted much more photos of this Graham and other watches. Click here to visit the Watchlounge.