Ben Challenger joins the GRAHAM community
Ben Challenger is a new friend of GRAHAM. High jump Olympic athlete with a career spanning over 20 years.
Born in 1978 in Loughborough, England, Ben has competed at international High Jump events from the tender age of 15, with gold at the U23 European Championships and bronze and silver at Commonwealth games.
Son of Romeo Challenger, the drummer of Showaddywaddy, Ben has always led an eclectic lifestyle, being a great fan of motor racing - being an avid super bike rider himself. With his funky afro and beautiful Japanese tattoos, Ben has always been a lively and charismatic character, and is proud to be involved with the GRAHAM brand.
Ben is currently in training for the 2012 London Olympics, where he will be wearing his GRAHAM watch when he goes for GOLD.
'Meeting and working with the GRAHAM team feels like being invited into a big family, excellent team spirit, extremely high quality watches and common interests - I look forward to the years to come.'
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.