Mansory presents GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize watch

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 7, 2011

MANSORY, the refining specialist for luxury vehicles, presents its GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize MANSORY, which has a 47 mm steel case diameter and iconic left-hand fast-action start/stop trigger of all GRAHAM watches.

In the past, the company could only fulfill the luxury vehicle dreams of its fine clientele but now, it proves that its expertise goes beyond that. The instinctive device activated by the thumb ensures excellent precision with the most direct response of the chronograph functions.

According to CEO Kourosh Mansory of the MANSORY Holding & Design GmbH, the cooperation with GRAHAM-LONDON comes from his long-term friendship with Eric Loth, who is the founder and a board member of GRAHAM-LONDON. He added that his passion for high-quality chronographs combined with Loth’s enthusiasm for dynamic automobiles is perfect, resulting to the impressive GRAHAM MANSORY Chronofighter Oversize.

Replicating MANSORY’s automobile core competences, the dial is made of carbon, which is typically used in sports vehicles. The "Clous de Paris" decorated steel bezel reflects the artistic performances of MANSORY concept vehicles.

The case back, which is a smoked transparent sapphire crystal with the MANSORY logo, provides an insight into the clockwork Calibre G1734 with 48 hours power reserve. The black rubber strap is "Clous de Paris" decorated and bearing the logos of MANSORY and GRAHAM.

MANSORY namesake and owner Kourosh Mansory has been known to be passionate when it comes to luxury British cars and their very special style. As a result of this passion, he spent a number of years in England and he even committed himself to learning the different values in the auto industry like well-engineered technology, craftsmanship, and tradition. Thus when he founded the company in 1989, he made sure to focus first on the Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, and the Rolls Royce. Originally based in Munich, the company moved to Fichtelgebirge by the mid-2001.

Since it is now in Brand, it is within the Bayreuth region which is celebrated for its Wagner Festival. This is also where the skilled team is able to make high-end tuning using all disciplines on individual auto manufacturing. By November 2007, MANSORY took over Porsche-Tuning’s business division from Swiss Rinspeed AG, resulting in it extending its product portfolio. As such, the new MANSORY (Switzerland) AG will be operating at Zumikon which is in Lake Zurich.

This company’s main objective would be to develop and then sell tuning programs and accessories targeted at Porsche vehicles on a worldwide basis. For MANSORY corporations, a high standard of quality is always present considering the use of exquisite materials and combined with masterly craftsmanship as well as production using the highest of technical levels. In terms of its technology program, it is founded on the improvements done on the powerful engine performance and coupled with the use of ultra-light aluminium rims with the aerodynamic program. Rounding all these up are the stylish fittings on the interior and the use of high quality accessories.

Clearly, the interiors done by MANSORY give any vehicle that added comfort on top of its extravagance. When it comes to advances in timekeeping, many attribute it to George Graham (1673-1751), one of the premier clockmakers from London. Some of the inventions credited to him include the mercury pendulum which can compensate if there’s a change in the temperature. There is also the dead-beat cylinder escapement and the chronograph.

Graham is also known for creating the master clock that the Greenwich Royal Observatory used in setting the standard time during the 18th century. It is with all these that GRAHAM-LONDON traces its heritage to. While it was originally closed sometime in the past, it was opened again in 1995. Currently it is owned by a private Anglo-Swiss watch company which designs and creates its own watches at its facility located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

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Boys' toys – fast race cars and exclusive watches are typical status symbols of the mostly male MANSORY clientele. But until now, the refining specialist for luxury cars could only fulfil automobile dreams. Yet, with the presentation of the GRAHAM Chronofighter Oversize MANSORY, MANSORY changes this big time. And the name says it all – with 47 mm steel case diameter and the left hand fast-action start /stop trigger which is so iconic for GRAHAM watches, the Chronofighter Oversize MANSORY chronograph impressively accentuates its features. This instinctive mechanism activated by the thumb, guarantees a great precision with the most direct response of the chronograph functions.

Kourosh Mansory, CEO of the MANSORY Holding & Design GmbH: "The co-operation with GRAHAM-LONDON derives from my long-term friendship with Eric Loth, founder and board member of GRAHAM-LONDON. His passion for dynamic automobiles and my enthusiasm for high-quality chronographs are perfectly combined. The GRAHAM MANSORY Chronofighter Oversize confirms this in a very impressive way."

Following the automobile core competences of the MANSORY Group, the dial is made of carbon, a material typically used for sports cars. The "Clous de Paris" decorated steel bezel echoes the artistic performances of MANSORY concept cars. On the case back, a smoked see-through sapphire crystal with MANSORY logo, allows an insight into the clockwork Calibre G1734 with 48 hours power reserve. The black rubber strap is "Clous de Paris" decorated and adorned with the GRAHAM and MANSORY logos.

Limited to 50 watches, the self-winding automatic chronograph developed by GRAHAM, is exclusively available from MANSORY or one of its world-wide sales partners.

Chronofighter Oversize MANSORY

Functions: Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter), Date at 7 o'clock
Hours, Minutes, seconds

Calibre: Calibre G1734, automatic bi-compax chronograph, 28'800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber
27 jewels
Power reserve : 48 hours

Case: 47 mm steel case
Steel with black PVD left hand fast-action start / stop trigger and steel reset pusher with "Clous de Paris" high grip pattern
Steel bezel with "Clous de Paris" decoration
Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
Smoked sapphire crystal case back with MANSORY logo and serial number

Water resistance: 330 feet / 100 m / 10 bar
Dial: Black carbon dial with black snailed minutes and seconds counters
Black minute scale rim with red numerals
White MANSORY inscription at 5 o'clock
White Super-LumiNova hours and minutes hands, red chrono, minutes and seconds hands

Strap: Integrated black rubber with "Clous de Paris" decoration and GRAHAM and MANSORY logos

Limited edition: 50
Price: 8'900 € incl. German VAT

GRAHAM-LONDON traces its origins to London clockmaker George Graham (1673-1751) who is responsible for many innovations in timekeeping. He invented the chronograph, the dead-beat cylinder escapement, the mercury pendulum to compensate for temperature differences. He also built the master clock for Greenwich Royal Observatory which defined time for most of the 18th century. GRAHAM-LONDON was resurrected in 1995 and is today a privately owned Anglo-Swiss watch company which designs and builds its own watches in its La Chaux-de-Fonds production facilities in Switzerland.

British luxury cars and their special style have always been the passion of Kourosh Mansory, the owner and namesake of MANSORY. This enthusiasm made him spend many years in England and personally commit himself to automobile values such as tradition, craftsmanship and well-engineered technology. Already when the company was founded in 1989, special attention was therefore given to the brands Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin and Ferrari. Mid 2001, the company moved from Munich to the Fichtelgebirge. At its new location in Brand in the vicinity of Bayreuth which is famous for its Wagner Festival, the skilled team produces high-end tuning in all disciplines of individual automobile manufacturing. By taking over the business division Porsche-Tuning from Swiss Rinspeed AG in November 2007, MANSORY additionally extended its product portfolio. The newly established company MANSORY (Switzerland) AG will operate from Zumikon at the Lake Zurich. The main focus is developing and selling a tuning- and accessory programme for Porsche automobiles on an international basis.

Production on the highest technical level combined with masterly craftsmanship and most precious materials – this is the quality standard of the MANSORY corporations. Harmonically designed aerodynamics programmes, ultra-light aluminium rims and powerful engine performance enhancements are the basis of the MANSORY technology programme. High-quality accessories and stylish interior fittings complete the assortment. Whether dynamically striking or extravagant and noble, MANSORY interiors render comfort and confidence.

Today MANSORY employs more than 90 members of staff and fulfils nearly every automobile dream of its exclusive clientele. In Germany, Switzerland and via selected sales partners all over the world.

The MANSORY Design & Holding GmbH solely offers its proprietary developed modification accessories. MANSORY does not market entire automobiles and also does not sell any such vehicles.

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