Watch Of The Day: The Eye Of The Hurricane
I’ve been a fan of AVI-8 watches for a while but I’ve particularly loved the Hawker Hurricane Collection by AVI-8. From simple styles like the Hawker Hurricane AV-4053 to a more detailed aviation-inspired timepiece like the Hawker Hurricane AV-4011.
The Hawker Hurrican collection, like all AVI-8 timepieces, was inspired by the pilots and machines of the most significant times in aviation history. The watches were designed to pay tribute to the guts, determination, and grit of the men who flew these revolutionary aircrafts.
Today, we’re looking at the AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane AV-4041.
True to form of the Hawker Hurricane chronographs, the Spinning roundel editions are similarly rounded and hint at a vintage-influenced design, with historically correct font and numerical representations. Meticulously planned to allow for significant layering on the dial to offer all the more depth and volume, the highlight of this watch must be the quite remarkable layout of the chronograph subdial eye at the 12 o’clock position as it zips by to count off tenths of a second.
The Roundels themselves are layered in different colors of painted film in the historic representations of roundel markings of Hurricanes that served in WW2. The various layers are then carefully assembled inside the dial to be, on one hand, visible yet subtle in use. Powered with absolute precision by a customized Japanese made Seiko TMI chronograph this unique modification of the traditional chronograph sports watch is no less accurate, or exacting in its performance.
The gauges of vintage airplanes weren’t simple and neither is the dial of the AV-4041, thanks to multiple sub-dials in various sizes and styles. The overall design focuses on a white dial with black marking, for clear reading at maximum contrast but the use of red in select details really adds some unique character to this timepiece. All of that paired with a beautiful leather band, this watch is perfect for any casual occasion.
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