Hand assembled in the US and using design cues from a unique P-51 Mustang named “Shangri-La”, this exclusive timepiece by AVI-8 has been inspired by and pays tribute to those who dedicated their lives supporting and fighting for the US during the Second World War.
A 43mm stainless steel case features a curved crown guard with detailing that references the engine exhaust of the P-51B Mustang.
The case has fine brush finishing on the bezel with articulated lugs that flow fluidly into the bulbous yet streamlined case shape. A slightly convex scratch resistant sapphire lens tops the bezel, creating an altogether aerodynamic profile in shape and form.
The dial takes its cues from the cockpit and outer insignia of the “Shangri-La” P-51B Mustang. A multi-layered dial offers up cutaway Arabic markers at the 3, 6, 9 and 0 hours with baton markers in-between. The effect is a clearly marked, no-nonsense dial layout that speaks to immediate legibility.
Each hour and minute marker, along with the sword shaped hands, are generously lathered with high grade Swiss lume for low light visibility and clarity.
Through an exhibition case back, the watch shows off a custom self-winding rotor inspired by the roundel on the P-51B Mustang.
The genuine leather strap that hugs the wrist is made with leather from the fabled “Horween” American tannery. Subtly coloured loops inspired by the nose art on the “Shangri-La” enhance the overall aesthetic harmony of the watch.
For even greater versatility, each watch comes with an additional nylon and canvas, Velcro-release cuff-like strap. This option provides a snug, ever more comfortable and durable fit, ensuring that the P-51 Mustang Patriot Automatic Limited Edition is no mere keepsake, but a genuinely robust piece of aviation inspired watchmaking.
|MOVEMENT||Japan Automatic 3 Hands with Date|
|CASE MATERIAL||Stainless Steel|
|CASE SIZE (mm)||43|
|CASE THICKNESS (mm)||14|
|LUG TO LUG (mm)||51|
|LENS||Sapphire Lens with Anti-Reflective Coating|
|INDEX||Applied Indexes with Swiss Luminous|
|BAND MATERIAL||Genuine Horween Leather Strap|
|BAND WIDTH (mm)||22|
|EXTRA BAND||Nylon and Canvas Strap|
|WATER RESISTANCE (atm)||5|