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AV-4089-85TH

85TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION

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At AVI-8 we pride ourselves in shedding light on important events and people throughout aviation history. Through a collection of exclusive collaborations, we've been fortunate enough to bring attention to the remarkable feats of aviators whilst giving back to communities whose stories we draw inspiration from.

AVI-8 x RBL

AVI-8 was incredibly proud to announce the partnership with the Royal British Legion for their centenary year in May 2021. Each timepiece sold helped raise funds for this extraordinary charity and support the crucial work they do for those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.

AVI-8 x Jet Art Aviation

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race in 1969 won by Tom Lecky-Thompson in Harrier XV741, AVI-8 worked closely with renowned aviation restoration company Jet Art Aviation to produce a series of limited edition timepieces.

AVI-8 x Help for Heroes

AVI-8 was honoured to announce the release of a line of limited edition timepieces in partnership with British charity Help for Heroes. Funds raised were used to provide lifetime support to those wounded in the service of their country. Every course and activity offered from them aims to empower veterans to look beyond illness and injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society.

2021 marks the 85th anniversary of the Spitfire's maiden flight. We're proud to introduce a timepiece limited to just 185 pieces, designed to commemorate this incredible milestone in aviation history.

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85 Years Of A Flying Legend

The Spitfire's maiden flight on March 5th 1936 effectively changed the course of history. The Spitfire Type 300 prototype K5054 performed so remarkably during its first flight that test pilot Captain Joseph “Mutt” Summers famously screamed out the words “Don’t change a thing!” when he returned to Eastleigh. With its ground-breaking design and superior specs, the Spitfire went on to become perhaps the greatest fighter of WWII, playing a crucial role in both the Battle of Britain and D-Day.

This year marks the85th anniversary of the Spitfire's maiden flight and to celebrate we've produced a limited edition of 185 individually numbered timepieces.

Designed To Honour The Iconic Spitfire

Combining timeless and modern watchmaking aesthetics, the timepiece features a highly legible twin-register dial layout drawn from the details within the iconic Spitfire's cockpit gauges. A custom red date wheel is framed by a white and blue ring, inspired by colours from the RAF's roundel.

A 42mm case is inspired by the Spitfire's famous curved silhouette, with custom flowing pushers designed to complement this feature. Taking further inspiration from the Spitfire's body, micro detailing on the case sides are designed to recreate the panels on the aircraft. The crown is completed by a red, white and blue roundel encapsulated in epoxy.

A Limited Edition Tribute To Britain's Hero

Powering this limited edition is a tried and tested Japanese meca-quartz movement featuring a 1/5 split second readout with instant fly-back reset function, encapsulating the true art of modern watchmaking technology.

Completing the timepiece is a blue, handcrafted genuine leather, vintage pilot-style strap with the RAF roundel's tri-colour details stitched on.

Each of the 185 limited edition timepieces is uniquely numbered and comes packaged in a custom gift box, designed to pay tribute to the Spitfire's 85th anniversary.

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The Spitfire's maiden flight on March 5th 1936 effectively changed the course of history. The Spitfire Type 300 prototype K5054 performed so remarkably during its first flight that test pilot Captain Joseph “Mutt” Summers famously screamed out the words “Don’t change a thing!” when he returned to Eastleigh. With its ground-breaking design and superior specs, the Spitfire went on to become perhaps the greatest fighter of WWII, playing a crucial role in both the Battle of Britain and D-Day.

This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Spitfire's maiden flight and to celebrate we've produced a limited edition of 185 individually numbered timepieces.

A 42mm case is inspired by the Spitfire's famous curved silhouette, with custom flowing pushers designed to complement this feature. Taking further inspiration from the Spitfire's body, micro detailing on the case sides are designed to recreate the panels on the aircraft. The crown is completed by a red, white and blue roundel encapsulated in epoxy.

Fusing timeless and modern watchmaking aesthetics, the timepiece features a highly legible twin-register dial layout drawn from the details within the iconic Spitfire's cockpit gauges. A custom red date wheel is framed by a white and blue ring, inspired by colours from the RAF's roundel.

Powering the watch is a tried and tested Japanese meca-quartz movement featuring a 1/5 split second readout with instant fly-back reset function, encapsulating the true art of modern watchmaking technology.

Completing the timepiece is a blue, handcrafted genuine leather, vintage pilot-style strap with the RAF roundel's tri-colour details stitched on.

Each of the 185 limited edition timepieces is uniquely numbered and comes packaged in a custom gift box, designed to pay tribute to the Spitfire's 85th anniversary.

MOVEMENTJapan Meca-Quartz Chronograph with Date and 1/5 Second
CASE MATERIALStainless Steel
CASE SIZE (mm)42
CASE THICKNESS (mm)12
LUG TO LUG (mm)50
LENSMineral Lens with Anti-Reflective Coating
INDEXApplied Indexes
BAND MATERIALGenuine Leather Strap
BAND WIDTH (mm)22
EXTRA BANDN/A
WATER RESISTANCE (atm)    5
WEIGHT (g)95

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