A breakthrough in avionic design
In the annals of aviation history, perhaps no fighter plane stirred as much controversy, excitement and technological wonder as the Hawker Harrier “JumpJet”, which flew for the Royal Air Force and for the US Air Force during the latter part of the 20th Century. With the stunning ability to navigate improvised landing environment the aircrafts vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) capabilities propelled the Harrier into an almost iconic status in representing the new age of limited combat set against the spectre of the Cold War during the 70s and 80s.
Bolder and More Powerful
The Harrier II was a result of many refinements, but its defining features were its improved manoeuvrability, raised bubble cockpit for day and night operability, a lighter composite fuselage and one-piece wing. Inside the cockpit, technological advancements such a digital moving map and Inertial Navigational System made the Harrier II's a dream to fly. This incredible aircraft, powered by the famed Rolls Royce Pegasus series of engines then, provides the aesthetic backdrop for this collection of timepieces from Avi-8. The watches are similarly characterized by functionality, visibility and ease of use through the implementation of features such as oversized hands and pushers. Bold designs complement the vintage theme, but place this series of watches in position as a firmly modern collection for today’s man.
A dynamic series of watches
The collection represents a dynamic series of watches that offer the wearer a choice of modern timepieces while recognising advancements in aviation and paying tribute to the nimble ground attack aircraft built over 30 years ago.