Avi-8 celebrates 100 years of RAF with aviation-inspired range

With Baselworld flying in fast, Avi-8 has created its latest line of timepieces, the Flyboy Centenary Edition.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom.

To commemorate this event, Avi-8 has developed a collection of timepieces that incorporate design aesthetics and references that pay tribute to different eras of the RAF.

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The 42mm watch comes in both a 1920’s and 1940’s edition.

The stainless steel 1920’s version has a dial with oversized numerals in a retro 20’s type. The collection has a white dial variant, as well as a black and an off-white.

The 1940’s version is more minimalist, with the numerals on the dial being considerably smaller and the hands for hours and minutes being more angular and sword-like. The watch comes in blue, black or off-white.

Powering both timepieces is the Miyota 8218 Automatic, customised by the Avi-8’s watchmakers with a “Centenary” edition rotor and subdial seconds display at the 5 o’clock position, with date display at the 3 o’clock position.

The pieces launch at £249, and will continue to be released throughout 2018, starting with the 1920’s and 40’s editions and moving forward to the 60’s and 80’s at a later date.

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