In the annals of aviation history, perhaps no fighter plane stirred as much controversy, excitement and technological wonder as the Hawker Harrier jump jet, which flew for the Royal Air Force and for the US Air Force during the latter part of the 20th century.
This iconic aircraft provides the aesthetic backdrop for the newest collection of timepieces from Avi-8, the Hawker Harrier II.
It is the second collection from Avi-8 bearing the Hawker Harrier II name, and once again takes design and architectural cues from the aircraft.
The Avi-8 4056 watch houses a Japanese-made chronograph retrograde movement driving day, date, hours, minute and 30 minute indicators via a series of hands, circular discs and registers.
The hour and minute hands are sword-shaped and the chronograph seconds hand is arrow shaped in a bi-colour execution hinting at the watches aeronautical DNA.
Each detail on the dial has been carefully articulated drawing upon both the external lines of the Harrier or internal features and readouts of the cockpit.
On the underside of the steel watch is a jet turbine carved caseback.
The latest collection comes in blue, green or grey editions priced at £230. Avi-8 is distributed in the UK by Dartmouth Brands.