It has been a big year for the RAF, which marked 100 years since its creation in 2018.
There were plenty of tribute watches to the brave aviators and their flying machines, and none better judged that REC Watches’ RJM Spitfire watch, which uses salvaged parts from one of the aircraft that flew and fought in World War II Spitfire.
We love the watch so much, we put it on our cover in November.
The £995 watches, housing Miyota cal. 9015 movements, were created using a donor aircraft, the PT879 MK IX Spitfire, and has plenty of nods to the aircraft including a crown protector influenced by the Spitfire’s famous elliptical wing shape and wing structure; the tip of the crown has been moulded to represent the shape of the nose cone; and four notches on the tip of the crown mark the number of blades on the MK IX Spitfire propeller.