The new AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Kent Automatic watch series is a tribute to the 303 Squadron of the Royal Air Force.
For true military aviation enthusiasts, there are few squadrons as influential as the 303 Squadron. Also known as the 303rd “Tadeusz Kościuszko Warsaw” Fighter Squadron, it was formed in July 1940.
Led by Flight Commander John “Kentowski” Kent and equipped with Hawker Hurricanes, the squadron claimed the most victories during the Battle of Britain. The most effective Polish RAF squadron during the Second World War, it was disbanded in December 1946.
To honour their unparalleled achievements, AVI-8 has launched the Hawker Hurricane Kent Automatic with design details drawn from the iconic 303 Squadron.
The Kent Automatic is housed in a traditional pilot’s watch case measuring 43mm in diameter. Finely brushed surfaces provide a utilitarian charm whilst a domed sapphire lens offers a clear view into the dial. Completing the case is a cleanly engraved case back featuring the 303 Squadron emblem.
Impressively balanced, the Kent Automatic’s dial offers a timeless pilot inspired look with Swiss luminous applied indexes and unique details designed to pay tribute to Kent such as his aircraft code stamped at the 6H position and a custom seconds hand counter-balance shaped in the form of his Hawker Hurricane.
Powered by a robust Japanese Miyota 8 series automatic movement, this pilot watch combines reliability and precision. On the wrist, the timepiece wears comfortably courtesy of a premium genuine leather strap with contrast accent stitching.
Each timepiece from the Kent Automatic collection is inspired by locations and stations Kent held commands in over his illustrious career with the RAF.
The watch is available now at AVI-8.co.uk, £235 – £255.
More details at AV-8 online store.
Model: AV-8 Hawker Hurricane Kent Automatic
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Normal crown with debossed roundel
Sapphire lens with Anti-reflective coating
Stainless steel case-back with engraved 303 squadron logo
Calibre 8215 Miyota
Automatic 3 hands with date
No. of jewels: 21
4 color options: White, Blue, Green, Grey
Swiss luminous hands
Swiss luminous applied indexes
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Genuine Leather Strap
Strap width: 22 mm
- AV 4094 01: NEWTON
- AV 4094 02: SUSSEX
- AV 4094 03: HAMPSHIRE
- AV 4094 04: STANTON
Suggested retail price
AV 4090 01/02/03: USD 295 / GBP 235 / EUR 275
AV 4094 04: USD 315 /GBP 255 /EUR 295
Please visit AV-8 Watches online store for more technical details, pricing and availability.