AVI-8 has been around for the past decade producing watches that heavily draw on aviation inspiration. Their collection is filled with sure-fire pilot’s watches including the likes of big crowns and chronographs furnished with bold numerical markers around their signature expansive dials. Each watch not only integrates physical elements of a specific aircraft within its design, but pays tribute to the various historical events of military aviation and the remarkable people that were a part of it. AVI-8 continues this tradition with the recent announcement of their limited edition P-51 Mustang Chronograph that honors the legendary Tuskegee Airmen.
The P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph comes in two distinct variations. The first, a black dial with red and yellow accents known as the ‘Illinois’. And the second, a silver dial with navy blue subdials, as well as red and yellow accents dubbed the ‘Alabama’. Both names are derived from the airfields where the Tuskegee Airmen did their training; The Tuskegee Army Airfield in Alabama, and the lesser known airfield, Chanute Field in Illinois, which was where the 99th Pursuit Squadron, the first ever unit of the Tuskegee Airmen, were activated before the start of World War II.