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GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize PRODIVE Professional

By TLex GRAHAM of London are set to release a new 200 piece Limited Edition Professional divers watch, the Chronfighter Oversize PRODIVE. This incredible new dive watch is not a huge departure from Graham's existing Chronofighter Oversize DIVER, which isn't an obvious choice for a divers model owing to its signature chrono lever and pusher that protrude from the side of its case, something that GRAHAM have somewhat addressed in the new PRODIVE (read on), but is a watch that takes itself far more seriously as a diver than its sibling does.

More the utilitarian diving tool the new Chronofighter Oversize PRODIVE has a more ergonomic and sleeker form. GRAHAM seem to have gone back to the drawing board with this new model, and I wouldn't be surprised if they hadn't consulted with some real divers this time. Features such as its 120-click unidirectional rotational divers bezel have been enhanced with a special pattern allowing for better grip when manipulating with a divers glove, and features such as GRAHAM's signature patented Chrono Lever have been streamlined to fit a bit closer to the case and as such is a little less likely to interfere with a divers gear.

The watch's Stainless steel case, which measures just 45mm (as opposed 47mm) is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal. It has anti-reflective coating on both sides. At 600 meters, the PRODIVE has twice the water-resistance of it predecessor and like it, is equipped with the ubiquitous Helium Expansion Valve. 

A really cool feature of the Chronofighter Oversize PRODIVE is that it for the first time is equipped with a new patented start/stop/reset mechanism which allows the watch's chronograph function to be used even whilst underwater. This new function is operable via a sporty yellow rubber crown with an automatic locking system (bayonet) and a red safety ring which triggers the crown unlocking.

As illustrated by the renderings GRAHAM have produced a very attractive looking divers model. It is far more becoming of a professional diving instrument and more evocative of the ocean. I love the new wider lugs and integrated rubber strap. The shark engraved case back is supremely cool and the splashes of yellow on the dial are fitting.

I only have two minor quibbles, why only 200 pieces and why not 47mm? Perhaps we’ll see a PRODIVE II one day with a larger case and even more diving features . . .

From GRAHAM Darkness, strange creatures, high pressure, abyss, sea caverns, words that describe the mysterious, deep underwater world and sound mythical and full of thrill. Graham wanted to make these words become reality and create a true luxury diver’s watch for professional adventurers and watch addicts. The Chronofighter Oversize Prodive is for the first time equipped with a patented start/stop/reset mechanism which allows the watch to be used to the limits the human being can dive to. However, each watch is tested to resist and go beyond 2000 feet. Advanced manufacturing processes have been used to develop the perfect and stylish diving instrument.

Clear, colourless, odourless, water covers 70% of Earth and is essential to all living creatures. Graham is devoted to the creation of timepieces which respect nature and unknown territories and also give boldness to our users to experience the exciting Graham world. Equipped with an isothermal diving neoprene rubber suit and gloves, the diving experience must be a sequence of easy and successful operations.

Graham has developed a brand new diving chronograph, Chronofighter Oversize Prodive, which will give life and light to this incredible world of deep water and make you perfectly amphibian. The yellow-¬-coloured Chronofighter Oversize Prodive professional shines forth from underwater and will be the diver’s watch to find your way to venture in total assurance.

The lever, famously Graham and patented system, is undoubtedly the best system to activate the chronograph without fail. Placed on the left side of the case, the trigger has completely been rethought to become the only control pusher of the chronograph start/stop and reset. Easy for all divers to activate the functions with thick neoprene gloves. The unidirectional rotating bezel is adorned with a special pattern to ensure a better grip in addition to a 120-¬-position notched wheel. And the rubber strap with the folding buckle featuring a diver’s extension will become a part of your suit.

Sea, lake, river, ocean, the Graham Chronofighter Oversize Prodive is able to adapt to all types of diving and light changes. The deeper you go down weaker is the light and darker is the underwater world. A dark blue and black zone that spreads around you like ink in a glass of water. It will prevent you diving into troubled water thanks to a new generation of luminescent coatings, totally free of radiation. Two colours of luminescent indications are displayed and will be perfectly visible in great depths. The watch is perfectly readable from 25 cm in murky conditions.

Equipped with an automatic helium valve and a yellow rubber crown with an automatic locking system (bayonet) and a red safety ring which triggers the crown unlocking, this dependable chronograph will assure you safe diving quests. Pressure, water, temperature change resistant, functional and fully readable in the dark, sophisticated design. The Graham watch is free of electronics and depends on absolutely reliable mechanical timekeeping. The Chronofighter Oversize Prodive will become the reference luxury diving watch.

Main features also include: 45 mm steel case, calibre G1750, automatic chronograph, 25 jewels, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 48 hours power reserve, water resistant and fully functional at 2000 feet7600m, unidirectional rotating bezel, propeller---shaped seconds counter, steel with black PVD left fast-¬- action start / stop / reset trigger, screwed yellow rubber crown with bayonet safety system and red ring, black PVD automatic Helium valve, domed sapphire crystal with anti-¬-reflective coating on both faces, screwed steel case back with shark imprinted and limited edition serial number, integrated yellow rubber strap, steel folding buckle with diver extension. Limited edition: 200 pieces.

FUNCTIONS Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter). Date at 9 o'clock. Black PVD automatic, hours, minutes, seconds

MOVEMENT Calibre G1734, automatic mono-pusher chronograph, 28'800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 25 jewels, 48hrs power reserve

CASE 45mm steel case, Integrated steel with black PVD left hand fast-action start / stop / reset trigger, Functional at 2000 feet / 600m, Screwed yellow rubber coated crown (automatic locking system (bayonet) and red safety ring), Steel with black PVD bezel, unidirectional rotating rim (120 positions) to measure decompression time

CRYSTAL Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces

BACK Steel case back with shark imprinted and limited edition serial number Helium escape valve

WATER-resistance 2000 feet / 600 m / 60 bar

DIAL Black dial and counters, propeller-shaped seconds counter
White SuperLumiNova hands and indexes, yellow chrono and minutes counter's hands, Double luminescent indications: blue and green

STRAP Integrated yellow rubber, Steel pin buckle with extension

MSRP 13'500 CHF

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