British Jet Fighter Inspires the Hawker Hunter Collection of Timepieces

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Avi-8 Launches Collection of Timepieces in Honour of Iconic British Fighter Planes

The longest-serving British Jet Fighter, the Hawker Hunter, is the latest inspiration behind watchmaker AVI-8’s new collection of timepieces. AVI-8 launched the Hawker Hunter Collection, as a nod to the feisty jet fighter that broke the world air speed in 1953 and went on to become one of Britain’s most triumphant exports.

Regarded by some as the most graceful plane ever designed, the Hawker Hunter was Britain’s most successful export aircraft going on to be operated in 21 countries and endure over five decades of service. Designed and built in the late 1940s, this aircraft redefined aviation at the time as it was the first high-speed jet aircraft equipped with radar and fully-powered flight controls to go into widespread service with the RAF.

Longevity, grace and flight technology combined with a sleek appearance which was typified by round edges and smooth contours are the characteristics that define this distinctly British-designed aircraft and are the very principles that have inspired AVI-8 to design the Hawker Hunter Collection of watches for men.

Inspired by the 1950s cockpit gauges and readouts in the Hawker Hunter, this modern collection highlights the advancement of flight technology. Stencilled cutaway detailing demonstrates technical proficiency, visibility and expertise in dial read-out and display. The simplicity of the leather strap with its stitched detail and rivets has a vintage flair about it, that together with the sleek appearance of the watch and its nod to advancing technology, combine to make a collection with a big aesthetic appeal.

Day and date functions on the AV-4009 and AV-4010 models are displayed by way of secondary colour hands, but for those men who like a something a little usual, the AV-4008 model has a utilitarian vertical day display which creates a unique look with an air of vintage about it.

The AV-4018 model is the Limited Edition of solar powered timepieces in this collection. The AV-4018 is a breakthrough in eco-friendly engineering coupled with design and aviation-based utility. With robust construction, legible indexing and an inner turning time elapsed bezel ring this is an incredibly functional timepiece that the power of science and engineering in a stylistic homage to aviation.

The Hawker Hunter Collection is a fine collection of timepieces that beautifully capture the spirit of advancing technology and combine this with the essentially British design that characterized the round edged Hawker Hunter aircraft.

All models in the collection are crafted by the finest engineers and are encased in stainless steel while offering water resistance to 5ATM. Some of the collection is available as a Swiss part with GMT dual time and date while others are crafted with Japanese Chronograph Movement.

The Hawker Hunter Collection is available now with prices starting from £195 at selected online boutiques.

For further information, email info(at)avi-8(dot)co(dot)uk.

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