Graff : In praise of opposites

Graff SlimStar 

Movement : mechanical self-winding Case : pink gold Diameter : 43mm Functions : hours, minutes Strap : black alligator leather Limited edition : 300



Movement : mechanical hand-wound Case : pink gold Diameter : 48mm Functions : hours, minutes, double-axis tourbillon, moon phases, 60-hour power reserve WATER RESISTANCE : 30m Strap : black alligator leather strap Limited edition : 10 in pink gold, 10 in white gold

Infinitely simple or eminently complex ? Graff tries its hand at all styles, with impressive success. The Graff SlimStsar features a pared-down aesthetic focusing on essentials, with a 43 mm faceted case in white or pink gold, framing a black or white dial set with an emerald at 12 o’clock and indicating only the hours and minutes. No frills or horological challenges for this chic and refined model issued in a 300-piece limited edition. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Graff opts for extreme complexity with the GyroGraff model elegantly combining a three-dimensional moon-phase indicator with a double-axis tourbillon. The delightful resulting visual effect enhances a model produced in a 10-piece limited edition and featuring the now famous signature design codes found on all Graff watches.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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