MODEL : AV-4044-02
MOVEMENT : Japan Quartz 3 Hands with Date and Day
CASE MATERIAL : Stainless Steel
CASE DIAMETER (mm) : 38
CASE THICKNESS (mm) : 11
CASE SHAPE : Round
CASE COLOR : Stainless Steel
DIAL COLOR : Black
BAND : Nylon Nato Strap
BAND COLOR : Multi Colour
BUCKLE : Strap Buckle
BAND WIDTH (mm) : 20
WATER RESISTANCE : 5 ATM
WATCH WEIGHT (g) : 80
WARRANTY : 2 Years International
The Hurricane Family of timepieces welcomes the AV 4044 with a tribute to Sir Douglas Bader. The famed flying ace, and war hero of the RAF, flew his Hurricane to devastating effect during WW2.Perhaps even more remarkable than his exploits in the cockpit, was that he achieved a level of military gallantry, excellence and heroism having lost both of legs in 1930 well before hostilities broke out.
He was credited with 22 aerial victories but more importantly he stood as a defender of the rights of the disabled, and continued as an outspoken, sometimes brutally honest man. He was never afraid to cause a stir either in the air or on land.
The 4044 Hurricane is perfectly proportioned with a raft of aviation detailing on the dial.
Besides 40s era typography found on the Hurricane, the intriguing horizontal register day display adds a level of technical cockpit inspired design to proceedings.
Lastly in a subtle tribute to the 242 RAF Squadron, which was the first that Bader commanded, the “LE” markings as seen on his Hawker Hurricane IIc are subtly etched above the 6 o’clock index.
A pumpkin style crown further adds a nod to pilot watch design of the era and nonetheless fuses effortlessly with the otherwise bolder lines of the case in keeping with the aesthetics of other Hurricane timepieces from Avi-8. Strapped with a robust, ribbon like Nato strap further nods to the ribbons as awards and tributes to the RAFs finest, while still creating a vintage inspired timepiece that is nonetheless utterly modern in function and build.