- By Means Elizabeth L
- Published 03/18/2011
As a timing partner of the Mercedes Petronas F1 team, Graham unveiled a new racer watch, the Mercedes GP Silverstone.
As a timing equipment of the F1 racers, the piece comes out in a large case of 48mm. The dial design of this piece is characteristic too. It has an hours counter at six o’clock and above the hours counter below the twelve o’clock is the same sized minutes counter. The second indicator is showed at nine o’clock next to the small date aperture. The flashes of green of the rim of the hours counter and on the seconds pointer show the partnership of the brand and the Malaysian petroleum company Petronas, who consider green as its representative color. Up in the minutes counter, the dial is highlighted by the eye catching red minutes hand and the di
stinctive Mercedes “silver arrows”. Countering to the second indicator is the clear logo of the collection “Mercedes GP” at three o’clock. Different from the usual appliance of Arabic numerals as the hour marker for Graham, this Mercedes GP Silverstone takes usage of strip hour markers to surprise the public, giving the watch with a sense of smoothness. There are two versions available for Mercedes GP Silverstone, the black dial version and the white dial version. You may not see from the pictures that both versions are engraved with “Mercedes GP Petronas” on the case back which is made of sapphire crystal protecting the Calibre G1735 automatic tri-compax chronograph movement. The masterpiece reserves power to 48 hours and comes with a chunky tyre tread rubber strap.