Borrowed Time: Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd. Limited Edition
Many watches can be described as having a “military” look — the Panerai Luminor,IWC Big Pilot’s Watch, and Breitling Avenger Hurricane are a few that leap immediately to mind — but the Graham Chronofighter takes the look to a new level. With its distinctive and ever-so-cool side-mounted chronograph trigger mechanism, it’s not just military but militaristic. This is a watch that’s spoiling for a war — or at least an airstrike. It’s got “Fighter” in its name, for crying out loud. And yet, now that I’ve finally had the opportunity to wear one — namely the new Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd., one of a limited series of four timepieces directly inspired by classic military planes — I’ve found that it delivers its own style of “stealth luxury” as well.