29th June 2017, Hong Kong
Graham Pin-up Girls went out onto the streets of Hong Kong to meet watch lovers and curious spectators.
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The Hong Kong public were strangely drawn to Sally, Nina, Lilly and Anna as they generated a very festive atmosphere. The pin-ups walked around the streets with Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd. watches on the wrists. Spectators and guests were surprised to see the girls from the watch dials coming to life.
A Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art exhibition was staged at Oriental Watch Co., where the 4 models presented the collection and posed with their cartoon counterparts.
Will Sally or Anna take your time into their hands?
What about a date with Lilly?
Or will Nina be the one to keep you on track?
Each of the four 100-piece limited editions, in the Chronofighter Vintage series, has one of those lovely ladies as the mascot of precision timekeeping on the dial.
Glamorous illustrations, in the style of those first applied to military planes in the 1940s to bolster military morale, turn these timepieces into appealing statements of hope and freedom.
The pinups on the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd Edition series, tease and please as they write a further chapter in the Anglo-Swiss brand’s passionate tale of aviation heroes and highlights. Graham presents the Flying Forties in watch form.
Graham founder, Eric Loth, helped with the group photos of the four daring damsels and their lone male buddy who sported a Chronofighter Vintage GMT wristwatch.
- Model: Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd
- Case: Stainless steel; diameter 43mm; water resistant to 10 bar (100 metres); sapphire crystal to front and case back.
- Functions: Hours; minutes; small seconds; day; date; chronograph.
- Movement: Calibre G1747; self-winding movement; frequency 28,800vph (4Hz); 25 jewels; power reserve 48 hours
- Strap: Hand-sewn leather strap with white stitching presented with a stainless steel pin buckle.
- Limited Edition: Four Pin-up Girls of 100 pieces each
- Price: £3,840 or $4,720 or CHF4,550 depending on exchange rates [plus taxes]
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He is also a moderator on PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.
Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).