AVI-8 presents Flyboy Engineer Automatic, a classic pilot all-rounder timepiece that draws inspiration from some of the most influential engineers in military aviation history.
The iconic P-51 Mustang, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire military aircrafts were the stalwarts of the Allied air forces throughout WW2. With AVI Flyboy Engineer Automatic timepieces, AVI-8 pays tribute to the unparalleled work of Edgar Schmued (designer of the P-51 Mustang at North American Aviation), R.J. Mitchell (designer of the Spitfire at Supermarine) and Sir Sydney Camm (designer of the Hurricane at Hawker Aircraft).
Perfectly proportioned, each Flyboy Engineer Automatic watch features a 42mm diameter case. The marine grade stainless steel case is topped with a slightly curved scratch resistant sapphire crystal lens for maximum durability and clarity of view. A reliable TMI Seiko built Japanese Automatic NH35 movement powers this watch.
Offering legibility and clarity, the dial design, hand shape and size deliver a perfect balance to the wearer. Allowing each element its own space, the dial matches the proportions impeccably without any fuss or overdone detailing, granting focus on a clear-cut view of the time.
Consistent with AVI-8’s vision to blend modern and vintage, two of the variations are offered with a fumé dial, whilst one is with a matte finishing. The face is marked by generously lumed applied Arabic indexes showing 12 hour time, along with a clearly printed 24 hour time on the inner dial. Flieger style hour and minute hands are balanced by a custom-made seconds hand with a roundel at the tip.
A conical crown is derived from the early days of pilot watches. As the cockpits of aircrafts were extremely cold, gloves were worn and thus needed a larger, more ergonomically shaped crown for easier time setting.
A strong yet supple engineer style bracelet tapering from 22mm to 18mm provides a practical yet appealing finish to the watch.
The carefully articulated 5-link solid stainless steel bracelet works with the straightforward look and feel of the watch head, whilst paying tribute to traditional field watch designs.
Model: Flyboy Engineer Automatic, AV-4075
Stainless steel case
Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating
Case diameter (MM): 42.0 mm
Case thickness (MM): 12.0mm
Bezel: Fixed case bezel
Crown: Conical crown
Case back: Stainless steel with hydraulic pressed Flyboy icon
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Matte dial (AV-4075-11) and Fumé dial (AV-4075-22 + AV-4075-33)
Indexes: Swiss luminous applied indexes
Hands: Swiss luminous hands
24 hour display
Automatic 3 hands with date
5-link solid stainless steel bracelet
Strap width (MM): 22.0mm
Solid stainless steel fold over clasp buckle with safety lock and push button
Recommended retail price
AV-4075-11: £ 225.00/ $ 285.00
AV-4075-22: £ 225.00/ $ 285.00
AV-4075-33: £ 225.00/ $ 285.00