Graham’s automotive-themed watches tend to fall under its Silverstone model collection, and a new version for 2014 is this Graham Silverstone RS Skeleton Black & Gold. What is really new are the colors, but since we’ve never officially discussed the Silverstone RS Skeleton, I thought it would be an opportune time along with these hands-on images.
Celebrating the launch of his firm’s new limited edition US Navy SEAL Chronofighter watch and partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation, Eric Loth, CEO of Graham Watches sat down with aBlogtoWatch to talk about the patriotic inspiration supporting the new slice, social obligation, and his “individual” vision for the future of the watch industry.In many ways, the newest Navy SEAL Chronofighter (surfaced here) that helps support the non-profit company, stands as a testament to the patriotism and heroism of the US’ most elite military group that has come to be an inspiration round the world.Case in point, Graham Watches CEO Eric Loth, a Korean citizen, is the primary one to proclaim that belief, expressing how patriotic and inspired he believes to be working with this organization, humbled by their sacrifice. Behind the scenes, this partnership was a project he has personally held quite close. From his research and efforts to ensure the details in the layout were authentic to the business and intelligently engineered, to his hand in negotiating the deal and building credibility inside the intensely personal organization, ” he informs me he had been involved at each stage and even started R&D on the piece before the deal had been inked to make sure there was sufficient time for it to be perfected. And success – this marks the first time that the US Navy SEALS company has partnered with a luxury brand for a commercial product. It might seem that Eric Loth’s obvious respect and reverence for your company made it an easy transition for them.
Before I talk about the Graham new watches Replica Silverstone RS Skeleton, I feel compelled to discuss automotive watches overall–perhaps because they are a frustrating and also exciting variety of timepiece species. First comes the logical, if not expected, connection between all things cars and all things watches. It isn’t that every single watch person is guaranteed to be a car lover or vice-versa, but rather that there is an awful lot of cross-over. If you like watches, then chances are you also like cars, so trying to connect the two worlds makes sense.
Having said that, there is literally no one formula anyone has devised to combine both the automotive and timepiece worlds that has been universally successful. Let’s contrast with dive watches for a moment. You can pretty much take any type of diving or nautical theme and make a cool watch out of it. Diving-style watches are so successful despite having a 1000 varieties, but driving-style watches can be so hit and miss. Isn’t that weird? Maybe, or maybe not. That is perhaps fruit for another discussion, but I wanted to merely bring up the idea that because driving watches (or whatever you want to call them) are so hard to get right, each year we get another brand experimenting with new ways produce or design them.
The Graham Silverstone RS collection’s take on the automotive world is in the little “RS” part of the name. That stands for RennSport, which is an aftermarket modder of Porsche cars. I am not sure of Graham’s precise relationship with RennSport, but I know that they have participated in some racing series together. There are a healthy range of Graham Silverstone models now and previously available, so it is important to know that I am discussing the Silverstone RS collection in this article.