AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic

Inspired by both the power and beauty of the Hunter’s Avon engine, the AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic watch features a mesmerising dial crafted with care, detail and precision. With performance and speed in mind, this timepiece pays tribute to renowned aerobatic squadrons who flew Hunters with style and panache.

This Avon Automatic watch is available in three versions, each paying tribute to respective aerobatic teams: RAF Blue Diamonds, Belgian Air Force ‘Diables Rouges’ and RAF Black Arrows.

AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic Blue Diamonds (AV-4078-11)
AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic Blue Diamonds (AV-4078-11)

Taking design cues straight from the Hunter’s engine and cockpit, a multi-layered see-through dial offering a view deep into the movement is framed by a serrated dial ring. The dial is finished with machined indexes and bold Flieger style hands, layered with Swiss lume for utmost legibility.

AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic Diables Rouges (AV-4078-22)
AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic Diables Rouges (AV-4078-22)

A 44mm robustly manufactured steel case is topped by a domed sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating. The bezel and crown have been machined with a turbine inspired pattern, purposefully echoing the Avon engine.

AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic Black Arrows (AV-4078-33)
AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic Black Arrows (AV-4078-33)

Equipped with an open-heart Japanese automatic movement, the Avon has a power reserve of over 40 hours. Completing the timepiece is an elegantly brushed H-link solid steel bracelet with deployant clasp, expertly crafted for both style and comfort.

Technical details

Model: Hawker Hunter Avon Automatic AV 4078

Versions
Blue Diamonds (AV-4078-11)
Diables Rouges (AV-4078-22)
Black Arrows (AV-4078-33)

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44.0 mm
Thickness: 14.0 mm
Domed sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating
Serrated crown
Slanted serrated fixed case bezel
See-through exhibition case back
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Multi-layered see-through dial
Swiss luminous applied indexes
Swiss luminous hands

Strap
Solid stainless steel bracelet
Strap width: 22.0 mm
Buckle: Solid stainless steel fold over buckle with safety lock and push button

Movement
Caliber TMI – NH70
Japan Automatic 3 Hands with Open-Heart Display
No. of jewels: 24
21600 vibrations per hour

Warranty
2 Years

Recommended retail price
AV-4078-11: 335(GBP)/ 395 (USD)/ 360(EUR)
AV-4078-22: 335 (GBP)/ 395(USD)/ 360(EUR)
AV-4078-33: 365(GBP)/ 435(USD)/ 390(EUR)