AVI-8 Watches: The Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition and the Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca-Quartz Limited Edition

After the success of the Royal British Legion release in May 2021, AVI-8 presents two new timepieces, the Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition and the Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca-Quartz Limited Edition. These wristwatches are produced to support and commemorate RBL in their centennial year.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph
AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

With an outstanding 1,000 units produced for each of the new models, every timepiece sold will help the RBL continue their vital work supporting those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.

The two new timepieces have been inspired by the charity’s first Chairman, Sir Thomas Frederick Lister, and the first President, Field Marshall Earl Haig.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz
AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

The Royal British Legion was formed by Lister and Haig in the aftermath of the First World War to fight for the rights of those who had given so much and come back to so little. Today, the charity continues to stand with the Armed Forces community and challenge injustices to ensure all those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf get the fair treatment and recognition they deserve. Every timepiece is presented with an exclusive RBL 2021 dated poppy lapel pin.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

Offering legibility and a balanced aesthetic, the Founder’s Limited Edition is a true bicompax chronograph fused with vintage elements, such as cathedral style hands and a telemeter on the chapter ring. Completing the dial is a striking red poppy on the chronograph seconds hand as a symbol of Remembrance.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

At 40mm in diameter, the case is perfectly sized and proportioned. An “onion” style crown draws from trench watches in the early 20th century and became a quintessential feature later used in the first pilot watches. Topping the crown is a beautiful red two petal poppy encased in epoxy.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

The Founder’s edition features a dependable Japanese meca-quartz chronograph movement that blends the best of both worlds – quartz accuracy and the crisp hand feel of a mechanical movement. A vintage inspired supple hand-stitched genuine leather strap ensures a comfortable and snug fit.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

£15 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).

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph

Priced at £225 GBP / $285 USD, the Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition is available to purchase from October 22, 2021.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

Blending modern and classical details, the Chairman’s Limited Edition’s vintage aviation inspired dial features syringe-style hands and bold applied Arabic hour indexes with Swiss lume on a textured ma e canvas. The Royal British Legion’s iconic two petal poppy symbol is stamped at the 6 o’clock position as a mark of Remembrance.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

Comfortably sized at 40mm, the brushed and polished case features a unidirectional bezel and an elegant double domed hardened mineral glass with anti-reflective coating. An “onion” style crown drawn from trench watches in the early 20th century is expertly completed by a red poppy encased in epoxy.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

Powering the Chairman’s edition is a reliable Japanese meca-quartz movement featuring a charming, smooth, sweeping seconds hand typically found in premium modern mechanical movements.

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

A vintage inspired supple hand-stitched genuine leather strap ensures a comfortable and snug fit. £10 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).

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz

Priced at £125 GBP / $150 USD, the Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition is available to purchase from October 22, 2021.

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Technical details

Model: AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Founder’s Chronograph Limited Edition / AV-4092-RBL

References
AV-4092-02: Royal Blue
AV-4092-01: Heritage Brown

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Thickness: 12.0 mm
Mineral lens with anti-reflective coating
Epoxy filled onion shaped crown with two petal poppy symbol
Fixed case bezel
Caseback: Stainless steel with engraved RBL logo
Water resistance: 5 ATM

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

Movement
TMI – VK64 Meca-quartz chronograph movement with date

Functions
Date
Center 1/5 chronograph second hand
Chronograph minute hand
24 hour hand

Strap
Genuine leather strap
Width: 20.0 mm
Buckle: Tang buckle

Warranty
2 Years

Recommended retail price
USD 285 /GBP 225 /EUR 265

Model: AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Chairman’s Meca Quartz Limited Edition

Models
AV-4096¬02: Vintage Black
AV-4096¬01 Vintage Brown

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Double domed mineral lens with anti-reflective coating
Epoxy filled onion shaped crown with two petal poppy symbol
Unidirectional case bezel
Caseback: Stainless steel with engraved RBL logo
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Movement
Calibre TMI – VH31
Sweep second hand Meca-quartz with 3 hands

Strap
Genuine leather strap
Width: 20.0 mm
Buckle: Tang buckle

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

Warranty
2 Years

Recommended retail price
USD 150 / GBP 125 /EUR 145

Please visit AVI-8 Watches online store for more details.