AVI-8 has released another LE partnership, this time with Laguna’s Spitfire Legacy (LSL) organization. 450 pieces are made commemorating the famous 303 Squadron and support the LSL’s work to restore one of the original Spitfire P8331’s to airworthy condition. This iconic aircraft, steeped in history, was last flown by Wing Commander Piotr Laguna, who led the 303 Squadron to become the most successful squadron during the Battle of Britain.
This timepiece aims to create a lasting recognition to the incredible contributions of the 18,000 Polish pilots and ground crew who courageously and skillfully protected Britain throughout WWII but were overlooked for the 1946 Victory March through London.
In commemorating the 303 Squadron and the bravery of Piotr Laguna, we have redesigned our Spitfire Meca-Quartz Chronograph with unique details and features to pay tribute to their incredible abilities and sacrifices during the Battle of Britain and throughout WWII.
A clean, symmetrical and highly legible twin-register dial layout inspired by details within the Spitfire’s instrument panel are complemented by pops of red and white, whilst a 303 Squadron badge has been stamped at the 9 o’clock subdial serving as a constant reminder of their bravery. Applied indexes are lathered in Swiss lume for great visibility in low-light conditions.