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Avi-8 is making a limited edition watch in support of military veterans’ charity the Royal British Legion as it commemorates its centenary year in May.

There will be 500 pieces made of a special Avi-8 Spitfire Type 300 Automatic made, with each watch sold generating a donation for the Legion.

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Avi-8 is owned by Dartmouth Brands, whose CEO Vishal Tolani says: “We pride ourselves on creating timepieces with great attention to detail, embracing the skill, innovation and bravery of those who served in our armed forces. We look forward to raising funds for this British charity and supporting the meaningful and crucial work they do.”

Ben France, head of corporate partnerships at the Royal British Legion, adds: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Avi-8 and incredibly grateful for their support. The limited edition timepiece is a wonderful way to mark this significant moment for the Royal British Legion when we are celebrating 100 years of supporting the armed forces community.”

The Avi08 Spitfire Type 300’s automatic movement has a customised rotor designed to look like the silhouette of the legendary aircraft seen from the ground.

It has the Royal British Legion’s emblematic poppy on the dial at 6 o’clock and again on the crown.

The watch is on sale for £295.

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