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Ice Fighters: LA Kings’ GRAHAM Debut

By Chris Boyle

Jarret Stoll, Erin Andrews & Samir Shah

Jarret Stoll, Erin Andrews & Samir Shah

Luxury Swiss watchmaker GRAHAM last Friday celebrated the launch of the Chronofighter Oversize LA Kings, limited edition timepiece, with its debut at a special event at Westime in Los Angeles.

The event was hosted by Luc Robitaille, a Hall of Fame player and current club President, Business Operations, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, and current Center for the LA Kings, Jarret Stoll.

GRAHAM recently announced it had become the Official Timekeeper of the Los Angeles Kings, and the release of the limited edition timepiece was designed to honor the winners of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Championship.

GRAHAM USA’s Managing Director, Samir Shah, and Westime’s President, Greg Simonian, came together to celebrate, and welcomed 150 selected guests to Westime’s new store on Sunset, where they were the first people to see the Chronofighter Oversize LA Kings that had just arrived in the US.

During the evening Luc Robitaille and Jarret Stoll mingled with the guests, taking photos and signing autographs, while also being interviewed by attending media.

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 “We are delighted to be a part of this evening, GRAHAM’s passion for actions sports is a perfect match for ice hockey and the LA Kings”.

GRAHAM USA’s Managing Director, Samir Shah, said “The synergy between GRAHAM and action sports lends itself naturally to a collaboration with a sports team such as the LA Kings, and we are delighted to launch the watch tonight with Luc and Jarret at Westime“.

The highlight of the evening was when the watches purchased during the event, were presented to their new owners by Luc Robitaille in front of the step and repeat, resulting in a very special memory for the new owners of the timepieces.

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Among the guests were LA Kings Crown Club members, Westime VIP’s, Erin Andrews, FOX Sports Presenter, ARGO actor Cas Anvar, actress Phoebe Price, Entertainment Report Ross King, stylists and media.

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 stick, which 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.

Set in stone on the side of the case at 3 o’clock is the 2012 Stanley Cup victory. The “2012” inscription is engraved alongside a white diamond (0.014 cts), while the Players’ version of the watch will feature a black diamond.

The Chronofighter Oversize LA Kings limited edition timepiece is available exclusively at Westime Sunset, located at 8559 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Main features 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.

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