Posted on August 25 2017
Avi-8 has been making Stunning aviation inspired watches for a while now. So far they've always been very original, high in quality, precise and unique. Anyone with a good taste in watches and an eye for aviator watches would definitely have heard of Avi-8.
The Avi-8 Hawker Harrier II Pegasus Concept is as unique as an aviator watch can get. It’s an absorbing piece of watchmaking that deconstructs the traditional pilot watch into a new breathtaking yet wearable piece of superb timekeeping.
Powered with A Miyota Japanese made 21 jewel self-winding movement, it is completely overhauled by master watchmakers to register time via a set of 3 individual discs showing – the hour, minutes and hands rotate across the layered dial which is hand-finished with both explicit and subtle references to the Harrier II.
Its certainly a departure from the normal Avi-8 design and "a walk away from the way many watches are made".
The article gives a good description of what it is, who its for and why you should get it.
- Who we think it might be for: You like a watch that doesn’t look like anyone else’s, and don’t object to an airplane silhouette on the face
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: This watch gets respect. It’s visually different.
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Please improve the lume brightness. There is lume, but the red indicators are brighter than the numerals on the wheels.
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: The unique way of viewing time, and the machined details. Circular Geneva stripes are great.