The Dambusters Raid, also known as Operation Chastise, holds a significant place in the annals of aviation history. Executed by the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron during World War II, this audacious mission aimed to target dams in the Ruhr Valley, Germany, using the ingenious bouncing bomb technique. Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the squadron’s skilled pilots displayed unparalleled bravery and precision as they navigated through a web of obstacles to carry out their vital mission. This exquisite timepiece collection pays tribute to the heroic acts of the 617 Squadron and the technical brilliance of Operation Chastise with its impeccable design and exceptional craftsmanship.
AVI-8 is proud to announce the release of the highly anticipated Dambuster 617 Squadron 80th Anniversary Dual Time Chronograph Limited Edition. This exclusive timepiece pays homage to the historic Dambusters Raid and commemorates the 80th anniversary of Operation Chastise, a seminal feat of daring featuring the Avro Lancaster Bomber and some of WW2 bravest airmen. AVI-8 has also partnered with the esteemed 617 Squadron Association, and 5% of net sales from this launch will be donated to support their valuable work.
The collection features three stunning colorways that capture the spirit of aviation and honor the squadron’s legacy: Jet Black, Camo, Navy Blue. Each watch is built with meticulous attention to detail and combines style with rugged durability, making it a perfect companion for modern-day adventurers.