AVI-8 watches has announced the launch of the Hawker Hurricane Bader Chronograph Limited Edition in conjunction with the Douglas Bader Foundation.
The watch is a unique collaborative timepiece that commemorates and draws inspiration from the life, times and ethos of Sir Douglas Bader (1910 – 1982).
Bader was renowned as one of the most celebrated flying aces for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.
AVI-8 has worked closely with Sir Douglas Bader’s family in producing a commemorative limited edition timepiece replete with visual and aesthetic cues from Sir Douglas Bader’s own life in the skies.
In addition to a lump sum donation, AVI-8 will donate 10% of all sales from the Bader Chronograph Limited Edition collection which will go towards the Douglas Bader Foundation that was set up in 1982 by Bader’s family and friends.
The charity exists to advance and promote the mental and spiritual welfare of persons who are without one or more limbs, or otherwise physically disabled
The Bader Chronograph Limited edition pays particular homage to his time as Wing Commander of No. 242 Canadian Squadron and his Hawker Hurricane, which took part in the Battle of Britain, where Bader alone was credited for 12 victories
Each watch is uniquely numbered and one of a highly limited edition run of 726 pieces reflecting 242 (in honor of the 242 Squadron)pieces each across the three color-ways presented
Prices range from £225 to £255 (£288-£327).