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LIV pays homage to WWII fighter plane with P-51 chronograph collection

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LIV Watches is celebrating the iconic WWII fighter plane with its P-51 Swiss Automatic Chronograph collection.

In doing what the P-51 Mustang did, LIV Watches says it wants to “breaking the norm, defy the establishment and push the boundaries of design and performance.”

It went on to add: “We strive to make watches that will survive the rigors of daily life with style. The P-51 was designed to survive the rigors of aerial combat by outperforming all its adversaries. We are proud to share some of the same DNA with this outstanding warplane.”

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The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was arguably the best Allied fighter airplane in WWII.

While its reputation is firmly established in late 1943, the plane first flew on 26 October 1940 after entering combat for the RAF in 1942.

After some teething pains that resulted in the original Allison engine being replaced by the Rolls-Royce Merlin V-1650 12 cylinder, this powerful, rugged, long-range fighter turned the tide in favour of the Allies in the bombing campaigns over Germany.

As part of the collection, LIV Watches honours three notable versions of the P-51 Mustang. Featured are the Ferocious Frankie, Cripes A’ Mighty, and the 352nd Blue Nose.

The collection combines the aircraft’s remarkable aesthetics and unique features with the best of modern watch making materials.

The P-51 Cripes A’ Mighty, the P-51 Ferocious Frankie and the P-51 352nd Blue-nosed will all be priced at $1,470.

The P-51 features a titanium screwed-down crown to match the rest of the case, making it exceptionally durable and scratch resistant while its high-grade ensures it is “nearly indestructible,” according to the brand.

Powered by a 25 Jewel ETA 7750 movement, it also features five layers layers of Swiss Super-LumiNova on the broadly applied indexes and hands.

Each version of the P-51 is part of a limited edition set. The limited edition number is visible on a titanium plate on the side of the case.

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