14 February 2018

Watches Wednesday: GRAHAM’s Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art “Kelly” Watch for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just 2 days away! Since the concept of “doubles” is favourable in Chinese culture, here’s a double dose (after Dior’s Limited Edition timepiece you saw yesterday) of Watches Wednesday! Okay, I kid. I really am not a superstitious person at all, just that there are 2 beautiful timepieces created for this occasion worth featuring.

Graham CNY Kelly Chronofighter Vintage Limited Edition Nose Art

Swiss brand GRAHAM has released a Limited Edition of  the Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art “Kelly” for the Lunar New Year. The Chronofighter Vintage collection is inspired by 1940s aviation timepieces with a grained dial. Armed (ha! se what I did there?) with an automatic chronograph G1747 movement, you’d find a hand-painted pin-up Chinese beauty named “Kelly”, in a red floral cheongsam, with a canine friend as her companion, on the 42mm watch’s dial. What a rather interesting way of incorporating the traditional Chinese dress, along with the zodiac, don’t you think?  Oh, and ya’ll know my weakness and obsession with fashion illustrations, and the fact that Kelly is made to look like one, is even better! Oh and guess what? Only 100 pieces of the Kelly were created.

Chunky watch, check! Limited Edition, check! Fashion girl illustration, check! Obsessed! What’s not to love?

The “Kelly” retails at MYR 22,000 and is available at select GRAHAM retailers nationwide.

Images courtesy of GRAHAM