AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic

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.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic watch

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).

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic watch

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.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic 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.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic watch

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.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic watch

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.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic watch

A strong yet supple engineer style bracelet tapering from 22mm to 18mm provides a practical yet appealing finish to the watch.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic 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.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic watch

Technical details

Model: Flyboy Engineer Automatic, AV-4075

Case
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

Dial
Matte dial (AV-4075-11) and Fumé dial (AV-4075-22 + AV-4075-33)
Indexes: Swiss luminous applied indexes
Hands: Swiss luminous hands

Functions
Date display
24 hour display

Movement
Caliber NH35
Automatic 3 hands with date
Origin: Japan
Jewels: 24

Strap
5-link solid stainless steel bracelet
Strap width (MM): 22.0mm
Solid stainless steel fold over clasp buckle with safety lock and push button

Warranty
2 Years

Recommended retail price
AV-4075-11: £ 225.00/ $ 285.00
AV-4075-22: £ 225.00/ $ 285.00
AV-4075-33: £ 225.00/ $ 285.00