Features

Measuring 45 mm in diameter the Bulman has a deliberately subdued look at first glance with a bead blasted matte finish to the case. The dial harmonizes a classic pilot watch outlook with a cockpit inspired design. Instrumentation like chronograph subdials sit at the 12 and 6 o’clock position with a raised debossed tone on roundel at the 9 o’clock position and date display at the 3 o’clock position.

 

Arabic and baton shaped hour markers frame the watch perfectly with cutaway detailing with a luminous under dial giving clarity and legibility in all lighting conditions. Classically shaped arrow or “Fleiger” style hands are suitably lumed , precisely proportioned and balanced on the watch. The strong bold lines belie a subtlety and layering of the dial which includes a finely distressed layer of dial work marries well with the vintage military inspired aesthetics of the watch.

 

 

 

EARLY REVIEWS

 

SPECIFICATION

MOVEMENT

Japan Quartz Chronograph with Date

CASE

MATERIAL : Stainless Steel
DIAMETER (mm) : 45
THICKNESS (mm) : 12
SHAPE : Round
COLOUR : STAINLESS STEEL / IP Black

DIAL

COLOUR : Black / Blue

BAND

MATERIAL : Hand-stitched Genuine Leather Strap
COLOUR : BROWN / DARK BROWN / Grey
BUCKLE : Tang Buckle
WIDTH (mm) : 22

OTHERS

WATER RESISTANCE : 5 ATM
WATCH WEIGHT (g) : 100
WARRANTY : 2 years International

Story

George Bulman flew for the Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) and was awarded the Military Cross and the Air Force Cross for his bravery and service to the country. Following his retirement from active service, Bulman became a test pilot for and became a director of the Hawker Aircraft Company. He worked closely with the company’s chief designer, Sir Sidney Camm and had tested many of Camm’s prototypes, including the Hawker Hurricane.

In commemorating George Bulman, AVI-8 looks to reflect and pay tribute to behind the scenes efforts of engineers, test pilots, designers all working with the most critical of briefs, the very defense of their country, under the most trying of wartime conditions. And yet it is in such crucibles of pressure that the most important, most successful of efforts emerge.

 

Features

Measuring 45 mm in diameter the Bulman has a deliberately subdued look at first glance with a bead blasted matte finish to the case. The dial harmonizes a classic pilot watch outlook with a cockpit inspired design. Instrumentation like chronograph subdials sit at the 12 and 6 o’clock position with a raised debossed tone on roundel at the 9 o’clock position and date display at the 3 o’clock position.

 

 

Arabic and baton shaped hour markers frame the watch perfectly with cutaway detailing with a luminous under dial giving clarity and legibility in all lighting conditions. Classically shaped arrow or “Fleiger” style hands are suitably lumed , precisely proportioned and balanced on the watch. The strong bold lines belie a subtlety and layering of the dial which includes a finely distressed layer of dial work marries well with the vintage military inspired aesthetics of the watch.

 

 

 

 

 

EARLY REVIEWS

SPECIFICATION

MOVEMENT

Japan Quartz Chronograph with Date

CASE

MATERIAL : Stainless Steel
DIAMETER (mm) : 45
THICKNESS (mm) : 12
SHAPE : Round
COLOUR : STAINLESS STEEL / IP Black

DIAL

COLOUR : Black / Blue

BAND

MATERIAL : Hand-stitched Genuine Leather Strap
COLOUR : BROWN / DARK BROWN / Grey
BUCKLE : Tang Buckle
WIDTH (mm) : 22

OTHERS

WATER RESISTANCE : 5 ATM
WATCH WEIGHT (g) : 100
WARRANTY : 2 years International