“We are incredibly proud to launch these next timepieces from our partnership collection with AVI-8 and are grateful for their support. In the RBL’s centenary year, we remain dedicated to our mission of creating better futures for all those who serve and have served with the British Armed Forces. The funds raised from these limited edition timepieces will ensure we can continue this work in the years to come.”
Royal British Legion
Inspired By And In Aid Of The RBL
We're honoured to present the next limited editions in our partnership in support of the Royal British Legion, in their centennial year.
The two new timepieces have been inspired by the RBL's first Chairman, Sir Thomas Frederick Lister, and the first President, Field Marshal Earl Haig. The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 by Lister and Haig in the aftermath of the First World War to fight for the rights of those who had given so much and come back to so little.
The Limited Edition That Gives Back
With an outstanding 1,000 units produced for each of the new models, every timepiece sold will contribute to this amazing charity and support those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.
Today, the charity continues to stand with the Armed Forces community and challenge injustices to ensure all those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf get the fair treatment and recognition they deserve.
The Founder's Chronograph
Offering legibility and a balanced aesthetic, the Founder's edition is a true bicompax chronograph fused with vintage elements, such as cathedral style hands and a telemeter on the chapter ring. Completing the dial is a striking red poppy on the chronograph seconds hand as a symbol of Remembrance.
At 40mm in diameter, the case is perfectly sized and proportioned. An "onion" style crown draws from trench watches in the early 20th century and became a quintessential feature later used in the first pilot watches. Topping the crown is a beautiful red two petal poppy encased in epoxy.
The Founder's edition features a dependable Japanese meca-quartz chronograph movement that blends the best of both worlds - quartz accuracy and the crisp hand feel of a mechanical movement.
The Chairman's Meca-Quartz
Blending modern and classical details, the vintage aviation inspired dial features syringe-style hands and bold applied Arabic hour indexes with Swiss lume on a textured matte canvas. The Royal British Legion's iconic two petal poppy is stamped at the 6 o'clock position as a mark of Remembrance.
Comfortably sized at 40mm, the brushed and polished case features a unidirectional bezel and an elegant double domed hardened mineral glass with anti-reflective coating. An "onion" style crown drawn from trench watches in the early 20th century is expertly completed by a red poppy encased in epoxy.
Powering the Chairman's edition is a reliable Japanese meca-quartz movement featuring a charming, smooth, sweeping seconds hand typically found in premium modern mechanical movements.
£15 and £10 from the sale of each Founder’s edition and Chairman’s edition, respectively, will be donated to the RBL, supporting their crucial work to help serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Every timepiece is presented with an exclusive RBL 2021 dated poppy lapel pin as this year marks 100 years of the poppy.