Faster, further, higher - Aviation exemplifies Man's desire to fly and soar above the Earth…

The greatest engineers, scientists, and pilots have assembled over the course of the 20th century to produce cutting-edge aircraft for the crucial purpose of a country’s defense.  Drawing on the absolute best in materials and resources, a series of iconic planes have emerged over the years that serve as a benchmark to look upon in man's progress in the sky.
Our collection of timepieces seek to honor both the aircraft and the untold stories of the airmen who have dedicated themselves to bringing these incredible machines to life.

AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Collection


The Hurricane, produced for the Royal Air Force by Hawker Aircraft Ltd, is a single-seater fighter aircraft that saw combat throughout World War II.

Though often overshadowed by the Spitfire, it was the Hawker Hurricane that was truly the most acclaimed, successful and reliable aircraft for the Allied Forces.
Many consider the Hurricane the unsung hero of the Battle of Britain. It delivered more enemy kills in this crucial victory than any other aircraft combined.


AVI-8 Hawker Hunter Collection


The Hawker Hunter is a single-seat jet-propelled fighter developed by Hawker Ltd. in the 1950s. At the end of World War II the British Government commissioned the Hawker team to develop a more advanced aircraft to meet the needs of the Royal Air Force and its allies.

Entering service in 1954, the Hunter F.1 was the first high-speed jet aircraft equipped with radar and fully powered flight controls. Neville Duke flew a prototype of the Hunter when he broke the airspeed record in 1953. To this day, the Hunter remains an iconic benchmark of the leap to jet-powered aviation technology.






AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II Collection


The Hawker Harrier and Harrier II are more commonly known as Harrier Jump Jets. Their unique vertical and short take-off and landing engines make them extremely useful in theaters of conflict where air bases or runways are not accessible. These jets are often launched from aircraft carriers for even quicker enemy interception.
The Harrier is continually being updated with the latest in weaponry, guidance systems, and avionics. With these modifications, it remains a formidable jet aircraft to this day.





AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Collection


The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engine heavy bomber designed and built by A.V. Roe and Company for use in World War II. The “Lanc,” as it was fondly named by the RAF, became the most famous and feared night bombers of the war. It delivered 608,612 long tons of bombs over 156,000 sorties.

The Lancaster Bomber is a mid-wing cantilever monoplane with an oval, all-metal fuselage. Its construction technique marked a new progression in modular assembly. The wing was built in five main sections and the fuselage in four. All wing and fuselage sections were fitted with the required equipment before final assembly. The tail unit had twin elliptical fins and rudders – a design cue that marked its presence in the sky.

AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Collection


The name Flyboy is a colloquial term given to air force pilots around the world. 

With the introduction of military aviation in World War I, the term has stuck as a casual reference to describe young men who were most definitely not boys in the air. Their heroism, swagger and bravado – especially in the hair-raising days of open cockpit combat – have been immortalized in modern history.
This rebellious group, with their undeniable charisma and sense of duty inspires the casual range of Flyboy timepieces. The military colors and influence in shape give credence and strength to this line of watches.

AVI-8 Supermarine Seafire Collection


The Seafire was used in the Allied invasion of North Africa in 1942, “Operation Torch.” After its success, the British Military continued to use these planes to provide air support throughout the war. As the defeat of Germany grew nearer, the Allies realized that the Pacific would become the primary theatre of combat. This aircraft-carrier-reliant environment required planes with naval modifications. 1944-1945 saw a surge in Seafire production and the birth of the Supermarine Seafire – the naval version of the aircraft for use on carriers.


The Hawker Typhoon or “Tiffy” as it was called by RAF pilots was one of WWII’s most potent ground attack planes.


A product of famed aeronautical engineer Sydney Camm, the Typhoon was one of the first planes to provide close air support to ground forces as a low-altitude interceptor. The Typhoon became a welcome and reassuring friend in the sky. Soldiers were always happy to see its silhouette above them.
On D-Day, the Typhoon was the main close support aircraft for the RAF’s 2nd Tactical Support Force.
Typhoon attacks had a debilitating effect on enemy morale. Playing a key role in the Normandy Campaign, the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, singled out the contributions the Typhoon made to the Allied victory.




The numerous variants of the Curtiss P-40 constituted one of the most ubiquitous Allied aircraft types of the Second World War. The P-40 served in numerous combat areas - the Aleutian Islands, Italy, the Middle East, the Far East, the Southwest Pacific and some were even sent to Russia.


The P-40 was America's chief fighter in service when WWII began. Noted for their blazing “sharks teeth” paint design, they have endured as one of WWII’s most iconic planes.


The P-40 gained its greatest fame as the plane of the famed “Flying Tigers.” In the late 1930's, Japanese forces were inflicting heavy loses on the Chinese. President Roosevelt promised the Chinese president that the United States would help, even though the US was not at war.


The United States provided obsolete P-40B airplanes to the Chinese while the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines asked for volunteers. The volunteer "Chinese Air Force,“ or the “Flying Tigers,” received their first taste of battle when they inflicted heavy losses on Japanese bombers attempting to attack Kunming. Out manned and under resourced they nonetheless scored a very impressive record of 285 enemy planes shot down at a cost of 12 pilots killed or missing in action.