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AV-4052-22

GROUND CAMO

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$330 USD
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OUR STORY

Founded in 2012, the AVI-8 brand inspiration and design excellence originates from the collaboration between pilots and engineers who served in air forces around the world. This combination of design, attention to detail, and passion has resulted in the success that is the AVI-8 story. Every collection is an explicit homage to the planes, people and history of military aviation. Each timepiece brings to life the detail and narrative of the inspiration to delight and engage the wearer.

Faster, Further, Higher - Aviation exemplifies man's desire to fly and soar above the earth…

The best engineers, scientists, designers and pilots have combined over the years to produce cutting edge machines that were designed for the crucial purpose of a country's defence. Drawing on the absolute best in materials and resources, a series of iconic planes have emerged over the years that serve as a benchmark to look upon in man's progress in the sky. Our collection of timepieces seeks to honour both the aircraft and the untold story of the airmen who have dedicated themselves both in and out of the cockpit to bring these incredible machines to life.

Our Mission

Instead of creating another pilot watch, we want to get a deeper look into the shape and form of an aircraft and tell some of the incredible stories behind aviation to help draw out the brand. The vision is to produce watches that are functional yet enjoyable to wear, which also tell a story of both man and machine. We would like to be one of the most respected watch brands in the world by delivering unparalleled excellence in design / specification / value in an ever competitive market. To present timepieces that are timeless yet always relevant in remembering the heroism of the many who have been involved in the chapters of aviation. To build a community of AVI-8 watch fans and enthusiasts globally and shed light on important and interesting facets of aviation history.

The now-signature Hawker Hunter Retrograde Chronograph is back with a technical refresh and upgrade. Modern and masculine with a solid steel bracelet and unique camouflage PVD coating, 3 specially curated colour palettes are now available.

With a mixture of greens and browns, the Ground Camo palette has been historically applied to aircraft expecting to operate in tree-covered areas. Deep and rich forest tones are complemented by a clear and legible dial.

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Utilising the iconic 45mm 12-sided silhouette, each solid steel case and bracelet has received a highly technical and complex PVD camouflage treatment that takes up to 10 days to complete. Not only are there several layers of PVD coating applied, but the camouflage pattern itself is done by hand individually.

Although camouflage was first used during WWI, the 3 colourways – Night Camo, Ground Camo and Air Camo – for this capsule collection have been carefully chosen, drawing inspiration from its use over the years in military aircraft, such as the Hunter.

The angled off squared shape echoes the key pieces of the Hunter's own instrumentation, the reference to the famed military jet that first flew in service for the RAF in the early 1950s.

The dial is a perfectly designed assembly of indentations, tension rings and carefully positioned subdial frames.

Completing the timepiece is a robust, solid steel bracelet with deployant clasp, expertly crafted for both style and comfort.

MOVEMENTJapan Quartz Chronograph with 10 Minutes Retrograde and Date
CASE MATERIALStainless Steel
CASE SIZE (mm)45
CASE THICKNESS (mm)12
LUG TO LUG (mm)54.6
LENSMineral Lens with Anti-Reflective Coating
INDEXApplied Indexes
BAND MATERIALSolid Stainless Steel Bracelet with Solid Fold Over Buckle with Safety Lock
BAND WIDTH (mm)22
EXTRA BANDN/A
WATER RESISTANCE (atm)    5
WEIGHT (g)160

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