Graham adds four new models to the Silverstone RS Collection
Recently, Graham has launched the 2014 models of the turbocharged Silverstone RS Collection, consisting of three milestone collections: the Silverstone RS Endurance, Supersprint and the Skeleton. These new pieces follow in the path of previous models of this fast and furious collection, named after the legendary circuit, where RS stands for Rennsport (racing in German).
Silverstone RS Endurance 24HR
For the first time, this piece of technology proposes a dissociated time measurement of 24 hour race and lap times. GRAHAM has developed a mono-pusher movement with a double chronograph function which meets endurance racing requirements.
The main measurement of lap time is operated by a start/stop/reset chronograph button which activates the minutes and seconds counting, identifiable with the red rubber catch. The number of lap times that can be measured is limitless as it functions in an independent manner.
A second measurement is operated thanks to a secondary chronograph with 24HR counter and flyback, activated with the 24HR red pusher. This double function is the perfect fast-action system, ideal for Endurance racing and dual timekeeping test drives.
The black-smoked dial is enhanced with touches of red to identify the 24 hour counter and striped date disc which recalls race track’s painted white and red kerbing edges and finally the tachymeter scale of the bezel. The 46 mm black DLC coated steel watch bears racing features, a ceramic bezel and integrated tire tread rubber strap with red inset. The seconds counter is automobile brake disc-shaped to ensure dynamic reading of the sweep seconds.
Silverstone RS Endurance 12HR
The black-smoked openwork dial features a 12HR, minutes and automobile brake disc-shaped second counter. The shiny ceramic bezel with its orange tachymeter scale gives the watch its vivid personality.
Main features: 46 mm steel with black PVD case, calibre G1735 automatic tri-compax chronograph, date at 9 o’clock with white and orange striped disc date referring to race track’s painted kerbing edges, 25 jewels, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 46 hour power reserve, black ceramic bezel with orange tachymeter scale, orange aluminium ring under the bezel with “Clous de Paris”, black-smoked openwork dial, automobile brake disc-shaped seconds counter with orange indicator, sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces, smoked sapphire crystal case back, integrated black tire tread rubber with orange inset.
Silverstone RS Supersprint
Precision is the key in racing. The Silverstone RS Supersprint features high-level performance to become a hybrid of first class watch making and world-beating motorsport. With a 1/8th second mirror graduation scale, you will be able to read the time without parallax error by aligning the central second hand on its own reflection on the circular mirror.
With its 42 mm steel case, the Supersprint is the most energetic and self-confident model of the Silverstone RS collection. With a new ergonomic case which consists of a 42 mm middle, the watch appears with a wider personality thanks to a 44 mm bezel. This double configuration enables a perfect match on every wrist.
The main revolution with the Silverstone RS Supersprint is the presence of a mirror graduation around the dial. The use of the mirror is the professional solution to ensure exact reading. When the red chrono hand stops, you can read time on the 1/8th seconds scale thanks to the mirror. The second hand placed on top of its reflection will give an accurate measurement.
Features: 42 mm steel case, calibre G1702 automatic chronograph, date at 6 o’clock, 59 jewels, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 40 hour power reserve, black ceramic bezel with grey tachymeter scale, red aluminium ring under the bezel with “Clous de Paris”, black-smoked openwork dial, minute scale with 1/8th second mirror graduation which allows accurate chrono reading in the reflection, sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces, see-through sapphire crystal case back, integrated black tire tread rubber with red inset.
Silverstone RS Skeleton
The Silverstone RS Skeleton series have been inspired by the origins of racing. The Silverstone “RennSport” Skeleton collection features an evocative technique and design worthy of the most powerful German motorsport technology. At full speed, the watch rivals the accuracy and efficiency of automobile mechanics, in high-end watch making. The line is crowned with the black and gold version. Auf die Stelle, fertig, los!
Features: 46 mm steel with black DLC case, calibre G1790, automatic skeleton chronograph, shaded grey, rhodium and gold (18K) movement with hand-drawn strokes decoration, 29 jewels, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 46 hour power reserve, black ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale, lateral porthole on the case at 10 o’clock to admire the escapement and balance wheel, gold (18K) crown secured by a bayonet system and red safety ring, gold (18K) knurled aluminium ring under the bezel, black dial, sapphire crystal with GRAHAM inscription, anti-reflective coating on both faces, see-through sapphire crystal case back.
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