AVI-8, a brand most popular for their spending plan cordial watches enlivened by all parts of aviation, have collaborated with Jet Art Aviation for their most recent delivery, the Hawker Harrier Retrograde Chronograph Blue Nylon Limited Edition. While the name of the watch doesn’t precisely move off the tongue (we’ll simply consider it the Blue Nylon for short) it’s a reasonable depiction of the watch’s principle highlights. Let’s investigate this intriguing and collectible chronograph.
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: layered dim/green dial
- Dimensions: 45mm x 12mm
- Crystal: Mineral
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM
- Crown: Normal
- Movement: Miyota FS80 quartz chronograph
- Strap/Bracelet: Genuine calfskin and nylon strap
- Price: £245
- Expected Release: Available to arrange now on AVI-8 website
The Blue Nylon praises the 50th commemoration of the Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race, which itself was coordinated to commend the 50th commemoration of the primary relentless transoceanic trip by John Alcock and Arthur Brown. On May 5, 1969, Squadron Leader Tom Lecky-Thompson flew the Harrier XV741 from St. Pancras Railway Station in London to the Bristol Basin in New York City in 6 hours and 11 minutes, catching overall consideration with the emotional vertical takeoff of his Harrier airplane.
The Blue Nylon (named for the military code name given to the activity to get the remarkable plane in the race) contains genuine bits of the notable, race winning XV741’s fuselage within the case back, making it a really restricted collectible. Other little plan contacts taking note of the historical backdrop of the watch remember an engraving for the outside of the case back (complete with the watch’s singular number out of 300) and an engraving of the directions of the race’s start and finish looking into it band. A full collector’s box with show stand is likewise remembered for the package.
The Blue Nylon is a retrograde chronograph controlled by a quartz Miyota development. It includes a retrograde brief counter and a very apparatus ish day show. The prevailing tone in the piece is a quieted dim, however there are huge sprinkles of green on the staggered dial, and the chronograph start/stop catch and crown each have red accents. There’s additionally a scarcely recognizable date window concealed between the day and running seconds markers.
Yes, there’s a ton going on with the Blue Nylon, and if you’re not into occupied dials, this isn’t the watch for you. In any case, everything is executed in an insightful and clear manner, and the set of experiences here is truly intriguing. Also, come on, there’s a little piece of a harrier stream covered up within this thing. I guarantee you, the person down the road, or across the table at your nearby watch get together, doesn’t have a piece of a harrier stream in his watch. AVI-8