History of Graham
The Graham watch brand is named after the famous British clockmaker, inventor and geophysicist, George Graham (1673-1751), who is credited with a host of horological and astronomical inventions, including the Orrery, a mechanical model of the solar system that he built with Thomas Tompion (1639-1713); a mural quadrant made for the Greenwich Observatory; not to mention his invention for a temperature-compensated mercury pendulum and his work on perfecting the cylinder escapement and the deadbeat escapement, to name but a few. Today, this historic name has been brought to life by a Swiss watch company, which finds inspiration in Graham’s work and British watch heritage in the creation of modern, contemporary timepieces.
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Five interesting facts about Graham:
George Graham made astronomical devices and instruments for the British Royal Greenwich Observatory and the French Academy of Sciences.
George Graham is buried in Westminster Abbey, next to Britain’s Kings and Queens, and next to his mentor, clockmaker Thomas Tompion, attesting to their importance in society of the time.
Graham timepieces are ideal for left-handed people as the crown, or trigger as it is often called, is on the left.
The majority of Graham’s timepieces are chronographs.
Graham’s owner, Eric Loth, is a huge motor racing fan, explaining why many of the company’s watches are inspired by British motor racing.
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