AVI-8, the official partner of the Royal British Legion in their centenary year, has launched a limited edition timepiece in support of the charity. Limited to just 500 pieces, the AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion watches will help raise funds for this extraordinary charity and support the crucial work they do for those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.
Founded in 1921, the Royal British Legion supports veterans, serving personnel and their families through hardships, injuries, and bereavements. Every year the RBL organises the Poppy Appeal, and leads the nation in commemorating and honouring those who have served and sacrificed, ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten.
AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition
This limited edition timepiece produced in partnership with Royal British Legion pays tribute to the countless men and women who have served over the years.
Mirroring the clear-cut legibility of the iconic Spitfire’s gauges and readouts, the Type 300’s indices, hands and layout form the primary blueprint of the dial. Completing the dial at the 6 o’clock position is the Royal British Legion’s trademarked two petal poppy, a symbol of Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future.
The case shape follows the elliptical form of the Spitfire. From lug to case body, sapphire lens to case back, the Type 300 is an immediate form driven echo of this iconic aircraft. The crown is expertly topped by a red two petal poppy encapsulated in epoxy. This 42mm steel watch employs an automatic movement with a custom rotor with distinct shape evoking the silhouette of the Spitfire.
The stainless steel bracelet with solid deployant clasp ensures a comfortable and secure fit. Uniquely numbered, each timepiece comes packaged in a distinctive blue and red gift box, resembling the Royal British Legion’s branding.
£25 from the sale of this product will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited (Company no. 4783730 registered in England and Wales) which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279).
Priced at £295 GBP / $385 USD, the AV-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition is available from May 15, 2021.
More details at AV-8 online store.
Model: AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition / AV-4073-RBL
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Thickness: 13.6 mm
Epoxy filled crown with two petal poppy
Fixed case bezel
Sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating
See-through exhibition case back with custom rotor and individual serial numbers
Water resistance: 5 ATM
8218 Miyota Automatic 2 hands with date and small seconds
Multi-layered dial with red two petal poppy at 6 o’clock
Swiss luminous applied indexes
Swiss luminous hands
3-link solid stainless steel bracelet
Width: 22.0 mm
Solid stainless steel fold over clasp buckle with safely lock and push button
Recommended retail price
USD 385 / GBP 295 / EUR 335
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