While there are only days until Baselworld 2017, another novelty announcement came from Graham. The brand’s new model, designed in the concept of astronomy, features fascinating complications.
The watch has a 48mm case diameter and is made of 18K pink gold. Due to the several functions of the new model, there are multiple adjustment crowns and pushers. The new timepiece is adjusted by using the crown located at 2 o’clock, which advances the planets, the moon, and the calendar on the caseback. There is a pusher for the moon at 4 o’clock and for Mars at 10 o’clock. The crown at 3 o’clock is for winding the movement and setting the time. Sapphire crystals are used on the front and back of the watch.
While the central part of the dial represents the Sun, the Earth, the Moon and Mars figures also simulate their original movement in the solar system. The figure of the world is produced from Kingman Turquoise stone, the Moon figure from the meteorite number NWA4881 and the Mars figure is produced from the pieces obtained from Tissint Meteorite.
At the same time the Gregorian calendar (365.25 days) and the Zodiac Scale (12 units) are shown on the dial. The 18K gold cage in the middle representing the Sun hosts the Tourbillon’s escapement. The Tourbillon cage, with its distinctive detailing, is particularly noticeable with the Phoenix motif.
The movement, which hosts such special complications, bears the signature of Christophe Claret engineers. Exclusively designed for Graham, the movement operates at a frequency of 3Hz and offers 72 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
There is a hand-sewn blue crocodile leather strap on the watch. The strap is secured by a folding clasp made of 18K pink gold.