AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Men's Navy Watch - AV-4044-04
The Hurricane Family of timepieces welcomes the AV 4044 with a tribute to Sir Douglas Bader the famed flying ace, war hero of the RAF who flew his Hurricane to devastating effect during WW2. Perhaps even more remarkable a feat than his exploits in the cockpit was that he achieved a level of military gallantry, excellence and heroism having lost the use of both of legs in 1930 well before hostilities broke out. He was credited with 22 aerial victories but more importantly he stood as a defender of the rights of the disabled, and continued as an outspoken, sometimes brutally honest man unafraid to cause a stir both in the air and back on land. The 4044 Hurricane is perfectly proportioned with a raft of aviation detailing on the dial. Besides 40s era typography found on the Hurricane, the intriguing horizontal register day display adds a level of technical cockpit inspired design to proceedings.
Lastly in a subtle tribute to the 242 RAF Squadron, which was the first that Bader commanded, the “LE” markings as seen on his Hawker Hurricane IIc are subtly etched above the 6 o’clock index. A pumpkin style crown further adds a nod to pilot watch design of the era and nonetheless fuses effortlessly with the otherwise bolder lines of the case in keeping with the aesthetics of other Hurricane timepieces from Avi-8 Strapped with a robust, ribbon like Nato strap further nods to the ribbons as awards and tributes to the RAFs finest and still creates a stylish vintage inspired timepiece that is nonetheless utterly modern in function and build.
Case Diameter: 44mm
Case Thickness: 11mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Strap Material: Nylon Nato
Strap Colour: Brownack
Dial Colour: Black
Movement Type: Japanese Quartz
Additional functions: 24 hour Sub-dial
Water Resistance: 5 ATM (30 metres)
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The brand was created in 2006 as a collaboration between a watch manufacturing company and a group of ex-aviation industry professionals. We have used the story, the heroism and the engineering of both Military Aviation and Military Aviators to create a line of timepieces that pay tribute to iconic planes such as the Hawker Hurricane, the unsung hero of WW2, or the Hawker Hunter which was the first jet plane to herald a new era in airborne warfare.
The range of AVI-8 timepieces are inspired by both the men and machines of some of the most significant periods in Aviation History.
Paying tribute to iconic aircraft and the brave men who endured adverse conditions, to fly and to fight and to win, these timepieces are reminder of the guts, determination and sheer will of those who pushed minds and muscle in the development of cutting edge aircraft whose role was critical to the very defence of a nation.
Each timepiece is designed with an eye for detailing found in the world of aviation and with a spirit from the period when these great planes flew. Built to exacting specifications of durability, legibility and functionality these are no mere watches but critical pieces of instrumentation as useful to professional and enthusiast alike.
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