Following the incredible success of AVI-8’s partnership with the Royal British Legion in 2021, AVI-8 is honoured to announce the release of two new timepieces, beginning with the Flyboy Royal British Legion Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz Limited Edition, produced in line with Remembrance Sunday, to support and commemorate this wonderful charity.
The Flyboy Royal British Legion Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz Limited Edition has been designed as a tribute to the brave and courageous men and women who served during the Falklands Conflict 40 years ago.
Speaking of the fantastic triubute, Louise Ajdukiewicz, Assistant Director of High Value Giving Royal British Legion, said:
“We are very proud of our partnership with AVI-8. Since our partnership first launched in May 2021, AVI-8 has raised over £33,000 for the Royal British Legion through the sales of bespoke AVI-8 timepieces.
We are delighted that AVI-8 is launching this next timepiece which has been created with the highest attention to detail and has features inspired by military and aviation design.
Our Armed Forces have always been – and always will be – committed to protect us, our freedoms and our society’s way of life. By purchasing this timepiece you’re helping the Royal British Legion.”
With 1,500 individually numbered units produced, each Flyboy Falklands 40 Meca-Quartz Limited Edition timepiece sold will contribute to this incredible charity and support those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.
Impeccably balanced and legible, the dial features thick applied Arabic indexes with Swiss lume, framed by a concave metallic chaptering. Stamped at the 6 o’clock position are the coordinates of the Falkland Islands, to remember those who served 40 years ago. Completing the dial is the iconic Royal British Legion two petal poppy on the seconds hand.
Measuring 40mm, a contemporary case with a serrated unidirectional bezel and aluminium ring insert, offers a modern alternative to the traditional pilot’s watch. A sophisticated double-domed hardened mineral glass with an anti-reflective coating offers a clear view into the dial. Topping the crown is a vibrant red two-petal poppy enclosed in epoxy.
The Falklands 40 edition is powered by a high-precision Japanese meca-quartz movement featuring an elegant, sweeping seconds hand commonly found in high-end automatic timepieces. Attaching the watch to the wrist is a vintage inspired premium handstitched genuine leather strap with side stitching. Each of the 1500 limited edition timepieces is uniquely numbered and comes packaged in a striking blue and red canvas gift box, resembling the Royal British Legion’s branding.
Available now at AVI-8.co.uk October, £190.