AVI-8-AV-4052-Hawker-Hunter-6Sponsored Post written for aBlogtoWatch by advertiser

Inspired by the instrument panel of the Hawker Hunter military jet, the new AVI-8 AV-4052 aviation watch continues the brand’s mission of creatively designed pilot’s watches that are accessible to a broad range of enthusiasts. Our previous watch was the AVI-8 AV-4047 that was inspired by another jet, the Hawker Harrier II, specifically its engine. With an angular case and aggressive but uncluttered dial, our new AV-4052 is worth a look as a fun, everyday wear that’s bound to grab attention.

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The angular square case measures in at 45mm wide and 12mm thick with a round dial that features a stopwatch minute hands dial, a 24-hour hand, a stopwatch second hand, and a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. By all measures, the dial should look a lot busier and cluttered than it does, but the generous dial size and legibility of the hands and subdials makes for a cohesive watch.

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Inspired by the instrument panel and cockpit of the Hawker Hunter fighter jet used by the RAF, the AVI-8 AV-4052 case has piston inspired pushers and a multi-layered dial that is a tasteful and bold homage to this jet. The stainless steel case will have a water resistance of 50M, so the watch can handle everyday exposure to the elements and can do well in casual situations like a trip to the beach.

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We decided to use a quartz chronograph movement for this watch, which not only helps keep initial cost of purchase down but prevents the buyer from being faced with the maintenance costs of a mechanical movement that has all the complications featured in the AVI-8 AV-4052.

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Done in stainless steel with aluminum pushers, the AV-4052 will come in six options that are variations on a white, grey, or black dial. Each watch comes on a leather strap, which helps to balance the unabashed sportiness of the dial allowing for a casual wear. This, along with the relatively slim 12mm thickness of the case actually makes for a watch that is pretty versatile and can be worn in a variety of situations.

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The AVI-8 AV-4052 is currently available for pre-order with an expected shipping date of April 27, 2017. The white dial and stainless steel case model are priced at £195 and the other models (all of which have black ionic plating on the cases are priced at £220. avi-8.co.uk

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