Avi-8’s most recent shared restricted version watch has been disclosed: the Hawker Hurricane Bader Chronograph. This is a quartz chronograph in various colorways, made to respect quite possibly the most observed British war legends, Douglas Bader. A twofold amputee, Bader didn’t allow his actual debilitation to block him during the war exertion. He got renowned as quite possibly the most talented pilots of the Royal Air Force, credited with 22 ethereal triumphs through the length of World War II, and is an interestingly rousing figure to have come out of the British war exertion. Likewise with other Avi-8 restricted versions, the Hawker Hurricane Bader Chronograph fills in as a great aviation motivated chronograph, yet contains a lot of fun gestures to history that will without a doubt make World War II buffs pleased.
Avi-8 Hawker Hurricane Bader Chronograph
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Black, blue, green
- Dimensions: 44 x 12mm
- Crystal: Mineral
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM
- Crown: Push/pull
- Movement: Time Module VD 52
- Strap/arm band: Leather tie + mil-strap
- Price: $285
- Reference Number: AV-4072-01, AV-4072-02, AV-4072-03
- Expected Release: Available for pre-request November 8
The actual watch is introduced in a style that’s like other extraordinary version Avi-8 watches before it. A good ways off, this seems as though a commonplace vintage-roused pilot’s watch, with the exemplary aviator style case shape, large siphon pushers, and larger than average hands and numerals for improved clarity. Looking nearer, obviously, uncovers an entire slew of Douglas Bader explicit content that makes this watch novel. Most noticeably, we see Bader’s signature in help across the lower part of the dial, crossing the distance somewhere in the range of 8:00 and 4:00. The stabilizer of the chronograph seconds hand is looking like Bader’s Hawker Hurricane, and the “22” on the 24-hour scale around the external edge of the dial is featured to commemorate Bader’s 22 affirmed aeronautical victories.
Other little subtleties flourish, even on the tie, which highlights sewing to coordinate the shades of the back blade on Bader’s airplane, and multi-hued attendants on the cowhide tie coordinate the shading plan of the flag related with the No. 242 Canadian Squadron, which Bader commanded for a while. Flipping the watch over uncovers the seal of the Douglas Bader Foundation, just as a remarkable restricted release number.
The Hawker Hurricane Bader Chronograph is on the enormous side at 44mm, yet that’s in accordance with other comparable watches from Avi-8, and not appallingly strange in the domain of military-style pilot’s watches. A case can be made too, I think, that the extra “content” included here that honors Douglas Bader requires a bigger size (in any case, a ton of these little highlights just couldn’t be seen clearly).
Available in blue, green, and dark dial variations (each in a restricted version of 242), the new Bader Chronograph goes up for pre-request on Avi-8’s site on November 8, with 10% of all deals being given to the Douglas Bader Foundation. AVI-8