AVI-8 has announced the latest collaboration with the Royal British Legion, the charity organization that supports British Armed Forces members and veterans, including their families and dependents.
Following the success its partnership with the Royal British Legion in 2021, AVI-8 has announced the release of two new collections. The first is the AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz Limited Edition.
The AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz Limited Edition has been designed as a tribute to the courageous men and women who served during the Falklands Conflict 40 years ago.
Since the partnership first launched in May 2021, AVI-8 has raised over £33,000 for the Royal British Legion through the sales of bespoke timepieces. The new AVI-8 Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz watch has been created with the highest attention to detail and has features inspired by military and aviation design.
With 1,500 individually numbered units produced, each AVI-8 Flyboy Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz Limited Edition timepiece sold will contribute to the Royal British Legion and support those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.
Impeccably balanced and legible, the dial features thick applied Arabic indexes with Swiss lume, framed by a concave metallic chapter ring.
Stamped at the 6 o’clock position are the coordinates of the Falkland Islands, to remember those who served 40 years ago. Completing the dial is the iconic Royal British Legion two petal poppy on the seconds hand.
Measuring 40mm, a contemporary case with a serrated unidirectional bezel and aluminium ring insert offers a modern alternative to the traditional pilot’s watch. A sophisticated double domed hardened mineral glass with anti-reflective coating offers a clear view into the dial. Topping the crown is a vibrant red two petal poppy enclosed in epoxy.
The Falklands 40 edition is powered by a high-precision Japanese meca-quartz movement featuring an elegant, sweeping seconds hand commonly found in high-end automatic timepieces. Each timepiece is paired with a vintage-inspired premium hand-stitched genuine leather strap with side stitching.
This collection is comprised of seven versions: Lewin, Leach, Fieldhouse, Woodward, Clapp, Thompson and Wilson. Depending upon the variant, the case features silvered, gold-toned or gun-metal finish.
Each of the 1500 limited edition timepieces is uniquely numbered and comes packaged in a striking blue and red canvas gift box, reflecting the Royal British Legion’s colours.
Available from 21st October 2022, AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz comes with a retail price of USD $190 (GBP £190 / EUR €190).
An amount of £10 from the sale of each timepiece 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) and Poppyscotland (Scottish Charity No. SC014096).
For more information please visit avi-8.com.
Model: AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Falklands 40 Meca-quartz Limited Edition
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40 mm
Double-domed mineral lens with anti-reflective coating
Epoxy filled crown with Two Petal Poppy
Unidirectional bezel with aluminium ring insert
Stainless steel case-back with Engraved RBL Logo
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Japan Meca-Quartz with 3 hands
6 Options: Black, White, Red, Blue, Green, Grey
Swiss Luminous Applied Indexes
Swiss Luminous Hands
Genuine Leather Strap
Strap width: 20mm
Recommended retail price
USD) $190 / (GBP) £190 / (EUR) €190