The British Masters in Timekeeping: A Pictorial

Part 3 of 4 – Graham Foudroyante

by Michael Sandler


Case / Dial

Case Composition: 18K red gold, three parts
Crystal/Bezel: Flat, sapphire
Crown: Non-screwdown, with coaxial pusher (for
Pushbuttons: Start/stop at 2:00, reset at 5:00
Caseback: Secured by 6 screws
Water Resistance: 160 feet
Diameter: 41.5 millimeters
Thickness: 14.0 millimeters
Hands: 18K red gold hour and minute hands, blued steel chrono minute counter, white
“Foudroyante” hand


Calibre: Graham No. 1695, automatic winding
Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph seconds, chronograph minutes (to 30) counter, 1/8th second
“Foudroyante” counter
Power Reserve: approx. 42 hours
Diameter: 30.0 millimeters
Thickness: 8.70 millimeters
Frequency: 28,800 alternations per hour
Components: Incabloc shock protection, glucydur balance, 40 jewels, plate type balance spring, chronograph functions coordinated by two column wheels
Misc: Cotes de Geneve decorated, adjusted to five positions
Note:: Additional information from Peter Chong: The base movement is a 7750. But the entire chrono works is inhouse (by
Jacquet…who is another partner in Les Mont), and features two column wheels because it features a split seconds chronograph. This is the traditional rattrapante
design…utilising one column wheel for the base chrono function, and another for the split seconds work.


Release Year: 1997
Retail Price: US$ 21,900

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