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Men's Gunmetal Grey Spitfire Stainless Steel Type 300 Automatic AVI-8 Watch AV-4073-44

SKU: AV-4073-44AVI-837Available
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£350.00
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Product Description

The Spitfire Type 300 Automatic pays tribute to the prototype Supermarine developed in 1934. Inspired by the lines, form, and design of the famed World War 2 era fighter, AVI-8 delivers a unique take on a stylish timepiece that draws from one of the most famous aircraft to have ever flown.

The Type 300 is complete as a reliably, sturdy and wearable field watch with clear aviation design credentials.

In designing a watch that takes its cues from the Spitfire, AVI-8 has looked at both the obvious and subtle details of its design and fabrication, purposefully injecting them into this timepiece.

A 42mm diameter case is shaped to follow the elegantly elliptical form of the Spitfire. From lug to case body, from the top curve of the convex sapphire lens to the case back and flowing side profile, the Type 300 is an immediate form driven echo of the Spitfire.

The crown, with its bulbous shape, subtly references the propeller and its nose. 

In designing the dial, the AVI-8 team looked immediately to the cockpit of the Spitfire. Taking the clear-cut legibility of the gauges and readouts of the aircraft, the Type 300 uses the indexes, hands and layout as its primary blueprint of the dial.

Through intelligent design and spatial arrangement, the outer ring of the dial slopes down to the lower dial’s main platform where a seconds subdial site at the five o’clock position is paired with the date display window at the three o’clock position.

The hands are uniquely shaped for utter legibility and precision of readout. Taking further cues from the cockpit, the syringe like hand set has been modified based on the hands used inside the altimeter and air speed indicators within the Spitfire.

Indexes and hands are lavishly layered with high grade Swiss lume for adept readout in low light conditions.

The result is a dial that jumps the cockpit to the wrist all while delivering a timepiece that is clearly and undeniably functional as an instrument of time.

The Type 300 employs a custom modified Japanese made, 21 Jewels movement based on the robustly reliable Miyota 8 series movement. Using only the kinetic power of wearer’s wrist, the custom designed rotor spins to generate a power source that delivers a beautifully honest battery free experience.

The rotor itself is an expression of the skill of the team at AVI-8, who have carved out a unique birds eye view silhouette of the Spitfire as an ever spinning reminder of the plane that has inspired the watch.

Viewed easily through the exhibition see-through case back, the rotor, the movement and inner symphony of gears and wheels are a delight to behold as they work together in harmony to power the watch.

Securely holding the case to the wrist, a gracefully brushed solid stainless steel bracelet with solid deployment clasp tapers from 22mm at the lugs to 18mm.

Each watch is paired with an additional premium grade genuine leather strap, offering versatility to quickly and easily change your style.

  • Gunmetal Grey Spitfire Stainless Steel Type 300 Automatic AVI-8 Watch AV-4073-44
  • Solid Stainless Steel Bracelet with Solid Deployment Clasp
  • Custom Modified Japanese Made, 21 Jewels Movement

Brand:AVI-8
Model Number:AV-4073-44
Case Width:42 mm
Case Depth:13.6 mm
Display Type:Analogue
Material:Stainless Steel
Movement:Automatic
Strap Type:Stainless Steel
Strap Width:22 mm
Dial Colour:Grey
Strap Colour:Ionic Plating Gun
Clasp Type:Fold Over Buckle 
Water Resistance:50 meters
Packaging:Official AVI-8 Presentation Box
Warranty:2 Years AVI-8 Manufacturer Warranty

Instead of creating another pilot watch, AVI-8 wish to get a deeper look into the shape and form of an aircraft and tell some of the incredible stories behind aviation to help draw out the brand. The vision is to produce watches that are functional yet enjoyable to wear, which also tell a story of both man and machine. AVI-I would like to be one of the most respected watch brands in the world by delivering unparalleled excellence in design / specification / value in an ever competitive market. – To present timepieces that are timeless yet always relevant in remembering the heroism of the many who have been involved in the chapters of aviation. – To build a community of AVI-8 watch fans and enthusiasts globally and shed light on important and interesting facets of aviation history.

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