AVI-8, a brand best known for their budget-friendly watches inspired by all aspects of aviation, have teamed up with Jet Art Aviation for their latest release, the Hawker Harrier Retrograde Chronograph Blue Nylon Limited Edition. While the name of the watch doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue (we’ll just call it the Blue Nylon for short) it’s a fair description of the watch’s main features. Let’s take a closer look at this interesting and collectible chronograph.
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: layered gray/green dial
- Dimensions: 45mm x 12mm
- Crystal: Mineral
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM
- Crown: Normal
- Movement: Miyota FS80 quartz chronograph
- Strap/Bracelet: Genuine leather and nylon strap
- Price: £245
- Expected Release: Available to order now on AVI-8 website
The Blue Nylon celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race, which itself was organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight by John Alcock and Arthur Brown. On May 5, 1969, Squadron Leader Tom Lecky-Thompson flew the Harrier XV741 from St. Pancras Railway Station in London to the Bristol Basin in New York City in 6 hours and 11 minutes, capturing worldwide attention with the dramatic vertical liftoff of his Harrier aircraft.