Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The two Grahams: GRAHAM appoints Graham Rahal as new Brand Ambassador
Graham has appointed a new brand ambassador, and he couldn’t be more aptly named. Born in 1989 in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Graham Rahal has car racing in his blood.
He is the son of the 1986 Indiapolis 500 winner and three-time CART Champion Bobby Rahal, Graham became the youngest winner in the IZOD IndyCar series era when he drove to victory in his series debut in the 2008 Grand Prix of St-Petersburg at the age of 19 years old. He is also the Series’ youngest pole position winner.
Outside of racing, Graham has spent time with children suffering serious medical conditions through the Graham Rahal Foundation.
As an ardent watch lover, what other brand could Graham choose to back than GRAHAM.
“It’s very cool to be selected as the first US ambassador for GRAHAM,” said Rahal. “As a customer before becoming an ambassador, I have a genuine passion for these watches and look forward to taking on this role for the company and helping grow their brand here in the States. This is a relationship in which I take a great deal of personal pride.”
Stowe GMT Red
This is a watch that would steal any true racer's heart. This impressive 48 mm steel case timepiece is a true racing machine and is limited to 250 pieces for each dial version. The watch is named after a right-angled sharp turn of the Silverstone Circuit known as Stowe Corner.
Every detail exudes the atmosphere of speed and adrenaline. The watch features a sophisticated flyback mechanism which enables the user to reset the chronograph to zero without stopping it first.
After releasing the flyback pusher, the seconds hand will restart immediately. from zero. This allows the user to re-start timing quickly with one push of a button.
GRAHAM can trace its origins to legendary London clockmaker George Graham (1673-1751) who is responsible for many innovations in timekeeping.
George Graham invented the chronograph, the dead-beat cylinder escapement, as well as the mercury pendulum to compensate for temperature differences. 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