• Lot 2101

    GRAHAM, CHRONOFIGHTER, TRIBUTE TO LORD DOUGLAS BADER

    PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC LEFT-HANDERS CHRONOMETER CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, LIMITED EDITION OF 25

    NO. 16/25, CIRCA 2006

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    GRAHAM, CHRONOFIGHTER, TRIBUTE TO LORD DOUGLAS BADER

    PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC LEFT-HANDERS CHRONOMETER CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, LIMITED EDITION OF 25
    NO. 16/25, CIRCA 2006

    Calibre G1722, 25 jewels, satined silvered dial, small seconds, minute counter, three-part case in 18k pink gold, brushed and polished, engraved case back fastened by eight screws, co-axial fast action control device, 18k pink gold Graham buckle, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 43 mm.


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    The release lever on the left side of the case was first used by British RAF pilots during the Second World War. During high-altitude flights, at more than 26,000 ft, the extremely low temperature forced pilots to wear big mittens and thus required an instrument with an especially large push-piece that enabled operation with the thumb. The activation of the start/stop functions with the thumb, which reacts faster than the other fingers, guarantees the most direct response. In the days when sports times were measured manually, it was the thumb that was used to operate the stopwatch.

    Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL (1910-1982) is Britain's best-known Royal Air Force fighter ace during the Second World War and widely considered to be an inspirational British hero of the era.

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