This collection is inspired by a driving aesthetic that is both vibrant and authentic, from the dial design that recalls a car dashboard to the tire tread-style rubber strap with complementary color inset. Each watch in the trilogy includes a tachymeter and a day-date at 3 o’clock—a first for Graham—and each has a 46mm steel case with either a blue, green or black composite bezel. The watches are available separately or as a set presented in a specially designed Graham case.
Named for one of the most legendary British motor-racing tracks, the Silverstone RS Racing combines Graham’s technology and skill to create a timepiece with a fresh take on design. It is also a fitting tribute to the eponymous racing circuit, which was opened at the end of World War II in a surplus airfield just outside the village of Silverstone in central England.
Other features of the watch that recall its roots in driving include the seconds counter, which is shaped like a brake disc, and the checkerboard-pattern dial with 12-hour and 30-minute counters. Of course the color combinations found on each of the watches recall the colors found on motor racing circuits: red and blue, green and orange, and black and orange. The automatic chronograph caliber G1749, visible through the caseback, drives the watches, and it features 46 hours of power reserve.
Brand new to the Silverstone RS collection is a GMT dedicated to those who appreciate Graham for its long-term values and contemporary vision. And it seems that the classic look of the Silverstone RS GMT fits the bill. Perfect for the traveler, functions, in addition to the GMT, include hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, tachymeter and big date. The 46mm watch is driven by the caliber G1721, with 48 hours of power reserve, visible through the caseback.
The central hours and minutes hands are beige, as are the hour markers, while the subdial and GMT hands are red. The steel case of the Silverstone RS GMT has a black ceramic bezel with beige numerals and also features a red ring under the bezel decorated with Clous de Paris. The watch comes on an integrated beige quilted leather strap with a steel folding buckle or a black quilted leather strap, also with a steel folding buckle.