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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.
George was born in 1673 in the county of Cumberland in North West England. In 1688 he made his way to London where he became an apprentice to the clockmaker Henry Aske. At the time, a clockmakers apprenticeship was 7 years long. In 1695 George was admitted a Freeman of the Clockmakers’ Company. His excellent work during his apprenticeship had caught the eye of Thomas Tompion, the famous watch and clockmaker and in 1969 George joined Tompion. They continued to work together until 1713 when Tompion died, leaving his business to George Graham and his wife Elizabeth.
Today, this historic name has been brought to life by a Swiss watch company, owned by Eric Loth, which finds inspiration in Graham’s work and British watch heritage in the creation of modern, contemporary timepieces.