With the new Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis Automatic Limited Edition watch, AVI-8 pays tribute to the revolutionary X-1 aircraft #46-062, renowned for being piloted by Chuck Yeager. Created in collaboration with Bell Aircraft Company, now known as Bell Textron, this timepiece captures the legendary essence of the iconic aircraft.
On October 14, 1947, the Bell X-1 achieved the first human-piloted supersonic flight, with Yeager at the helm over California’s Mojave Desert. Launched on 14th October 2023, the Bell X-1 “Glamorous Glennis watch commemorates this major milestone in the aviation history.
Inside this timepiece beats the dependable Seiko TMI-NH35 automatic movement. It has a custom-shaped rotor displaying artwork inspired by the X-1’s jet engines—visible through the exhibition case back.
Mirroring the aircraft’s utilitarian design, the Bell X-1 “Glamorous Glennis” Automatic Limited Edition features a robust 316L stainless steel case accompanied by a vivid orange aluminum bezel, reminiscent of the aircraft’s distinct paintwork. The dial pays homage to the X-1’s cockpit instrumentation with oversized Arabic hour indexes, while the hands draw inspiration from altimeters and speed indicators.
A scratch-resistant sapphire lens ensures a clear view of the dial, generously coated with Swiss Super-LumiNova for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions.
The watch comes with a solid articulated H-link tapered bracelet and an additional custom rubber and leather strap, offering practical versatility.
The AVI-8 Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis Automatic watch is available in four versions: Buffalo Blue, Muroc Orange, Pinecastle Black and Mojave Green.
Each colourway is available in a limited edition of 150 pieces only. Additionally, each watch is accompanied by a limited-edition Bell X-1 cap, enhancing the collector’s experience.
Packaged in an elegant field box, the Bell X-1 “Glamorous Glennis” Automatic Limited Edition arrives with a miniature X-1 model on a standalone base, showcasing both the watch and the model aircraft.
The retail price range of this new series is $435 to $455.
Please visit AVI-8 Watches website for more details.
Model: AVI-8 Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis Automatic Limited Edition
AV410611: Buffalo Blue
AV410622: Muroc Orange
AV410633: Pinecastle Black
AV410644: Mojave Green
316L stainless steel case
Lug width: 22mm
Stainless steel fixed bezel
Sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Swiss Luminous applied indexes and hands
Seiko Automatic Calibre NH35
Japan Automatic with 3 Hands Date
Stainless steel solid bracelet
Fold-over buckle with safety lock and push button
Extra rubber or leather strap
Suggested retail price
AV410611/22: $435/ £435
AV410633/44: $455/ £455