AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition

AVI-8, the o¬fficial 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, each of the Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion timepieces sold 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.

AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition

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 on our behalf, 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 is inspired by, and designed to support, the countless men and women who have served over the years.

AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition

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.

AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition

42mm in diameter, the case is shaped to follow 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.

The Type 300 employs an automatic movement with a custom rotor. It is designed to reflect a birds-eye view silhouette of the Spitfire: an ever spinning reminder of the plane and the brave people who flew it.

AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition

The stainless steel bracelet with solid deployant clasp ensures a comfortable and secure fit. Each of the 500 limited edition timepieces is uniquely numbered and comes packaged in a distinctive blue and red gift box, resembling the Royal British Legion’s branding.

AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition

£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 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition is available from May 15, 2021.

Technical details

Model: Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition / AV-4073-RBL

Case
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

Movement
8218 Miyota Automatic 2 hands with date and small seconds
21 Jewels

Dial
Multi-layered dial with red two petal poppy at 6 o’clock
Swiss luminous applied indexes
Swiss luminous hands

Bracelet
3-link solid stainless steel bracelet
Width: 22.0 mm
Solid stainless steel fold over clasp buckle with safely lock and push button

Warranty
2 Years

Recommended retail price
USD 385 / GBP 295 / EUR 335