Hawker Typhoon, the legendary British single-seat fighter-bomber was a powerful, potent ground attack aircraft that redressed the balance in mainland Europe during WWII. To support its legacy, AVI-8 has released the Hawker Typhoon RB396 Sheila Chronograph limited edition in partnership with the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group (HTPG).
Each timepiece sold will support the work of the HTPG as they restore Hawker Typhoon RB396, the only surviving combat veteran example of the type known to exist.
Measuring 42mm, the stainless steel case with knurled details on the pushers and crown has been expertly crafted for style and durability. A hardened mineral lens with anti-reflective coating provides a perfect view into the dial.
Its dial features bold oversized Arabic and baton indexes with Swiss lume, ensuring legibility. The sub-dials with instrument-style frames are inspired by the cockpit of RB396.
The watch houses a reliable Japanese chronograph quartz movement. Attaching the watch to the wrist is a comfortable, premium genuine leather strap with cross-stitched details inspired by the pilot’s seat in RB396.
The case back is engraved with the name “Sheila”, drawn from the nose art on RB396. The name was inscribed by RB396 pilot Frank Johnson to honour his wife Sheila.
This timepiece created in partnership with the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group comes in a custom canvas wrapped gift box. Each individually numbered timepiece is part of a limited edition of 800 pieces.
The retail price of each Hawker Typhoon RB396 Sheila Chronograph is: USD 220 (for Leska, Johnson and Sidney models) and USD 240 for the House variant.
To honour the heritage of this iconic aircraft, each colourway is named after a pilot who had flown RB396 over the years.
Every limited edition timepiece purchased will receive a Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group Bronze Package valued at £25.
More details at AV-8 online store.
Model: AVI-8 AV 4093 Hawker Typhoon RB396 Sheila Chronograph Limited Edition
- AV 4093 01: LESKA
- AV 4093 02: JOHNSON
- AV 4093 03: SIDNEY
- AV 4093 04: HOUSE
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Mineral Lens with anti-reflective coating
Normal crown with debossed roundel
Fixed case bezel
Case-back: Stainless steel with engraved nose art from aircraft
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Options: Black, Blue, Green
Swiss luminous applied indexes
Japan Quartz Chronograph
Genuine Leather Strap
Strap width: 22.0 mm
Suggested retail price
AV 4093 01/ 02/ 03: USD 220 / GBP 180 / EUR 200
AV 4093 04: USD 240 / GBP 200 / EUR 225
Please visit AV-8 Watches online store for more technical details, pricing and availability.