1960’s and 1980s edition of the Centenary Flyboy
In commemoration of the RAF’s 100th year anniversary, Avi-8 is proud to announce the 1960’s and 1980s edition of the Centenary Flyboy. Following in the success of the 1920’s and 1940s issues, which have since sold out, the newest releases in this once only drop of Avi-8 timepieces look to be similarly well received. Utilising the same chassis, and movement each collection nonetheless hints at each decade of aviation achievement.
The jet age
With the advent of the jet age, the 1960s reflected a growing level of confidence and progress in the RAF. Aircraft such as the Lightning, the V-Class strategic bombers and of course the iconic Hawker Hunter took to the sky broadening and sharpening Britain’s offensive and defensive airborne capabilities. The 1960s edition of the Centenary Flyboy measures a comfortably apt 43 in diameter, with a scratch resistant sapphire lens topping of the 316 L Stainless steel case which is built with an exhibition see through caseback.
Fashioned out of marine grade 316 L Stainless Steel, the Centenary editions all measure 43 mm in diameter and 15 mm in thickness (Centenary 1980s – 18.0mm). The case features a Scratch resistant Sapphire lens, an exhibition see through caseback. Lugs open to 22mm in width. Each case features a fine brush finish across the bezel, case body with a finely tuned polished chamfered edge on the lugs.#
The Centenary Edition Flyboy all utilize the well regarded robust Japanese made Miyota 8218 Automatic movement. With a sub seconds subdial and date display the movement features 21 jewels and a 42 hour power reserve* in most conditions. Each movement features a unique Centenary edition rotor – modified by our own team of watchmakers
Each dial is designed to offer both interest and style yet be true to a professionally accepted standard of legibility and precise demarcation. Where applicable Swiss super luminova is used offering improved visibility in lower light conditions