GRAHAM celebrates as the Official Timing Partner
of the LA Kings Ice Hockey Team
Never one to rest on their laurels, GRAHAM is off to a speedy start in 2013 as the Official Timing Partner of the Los Angeles Kings, winners of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Championship.
The Los Angeles Kings® are back and the 2012-13 season is in full swing with GRAHAM as the Official Timing Partner of the successful American ice hockey team. The Kings headed into the 2012 Stanley Cup® Playoffs in 8th place in the Western Conference, and fought their way to the top, playing their final winning game on their home ice, for their first championship win. To celebrate this sought-after achievement and honor their hard work, GRAHAM has developed a limited edition in the vein of its adrenaline timepieces.
The Chronofighter Oversize LA Kings is highlighted with the LA Kings® iconic team colors of silver, black and white. The start and stop lever on the left of the case, a renowned GRAHAM signature, is made of the same plain carbon material as carbon fiber as some NHL® hockey sticks. It results from a very specific Swiss-made machining process. This means that the lever is a unique piece of carbon which provides the watch with more stiffness and enhanced usability.
The black ceramic bezel gives the watch its strength and shining personality. The watch is sleek and light to wear. And its performance goes far beyond technological limits.
The 2012 Stanley Cup® victory is set in stone on the side of the case at 3 o’clock. The “2012” inscription is engraved alongside a white diamond (0.014 cts). The Players’ version of the watch will feature a black diamond.
The GRAHAM LA Kings limited edition will help these modern times sportsmen to move forward through real life conditions and reach ultimate success. Only 100 pieces will be available at selected retailers in Los Angeles from February.
The LA Kings® are a perfect match for a brand like GRAHAM. With lots of guts and a fighting spirit, the team battled on to emerge at the top.
Graham founder, Eric Loth, said “I am delighted to start this fantastic partnership between GRAHAM and the mythical LA Kings® team. For GRAHAM, it represents a great opportunity to share a common passion for action-packed challenges. Becoming the Official Timing Partner means our design and technical skills will be pushed to the limits to present the highest level of creation and development.”
Luc Robitaille, a Hall of Fame player and current club President, Business Operations, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, said “It is great to partner with GRAHAM and it is great that our fans can continue to take part and share in our incredible championship run.”
An event is planned in Los Angeles with the LA Kings® in the coming weeks which will celebrate the launch of the timepiece with team players, and LA Kings® management, the Ice Crew, Mascot, broadcasters and VIP guests.
Main features also include:
47 mm steel case with a white diamond (0.014 cts) and 2012 inscription on the side at 3 o’clock, caliber G1747, automatic chronograph, 25 jewels, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 48 hours power reserve, black dial with LA Kings® – Stanley Cup® Champion logo at 9 o’clock, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces, smoked sapphire case back with LA Kings® – Stanley Cup® Champion logo and limited edition serial number, integrated black techno-fabric strap. Limited edition: 100 pieces.
GRAHAM traces its origins to London clockmaker George Graham (1673-1751) who is considered as the father of modern watch making. He is known as the father of the chronograph as he invented the start and stop device of the chronograph. The dead-beat and cylinder escapement, the mercury pendulum to compensate the influence of temperature on pendulums, to name a few. He also built the master clock for Greenwich Royal Observatory which timed most of the 18th century and lots of science instruments for astronomers and physicists. GRAHAM was revived in 1995 and is today a privately owned Swiss watch company. GRAHAM SA creates and manufactures its watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
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