AVI-8 debuts Royal British Legion Limited Edition Spitfire Type 300 watch

Close up of AVI-8 Royal British Legion Spitfire watch worn on a wrist

WWII and military aviation watch specialist AVI-8 has partnered with the Royal British Legion, to launch a stylish special edition timepiece in support of the charity.

Sure to appeal to enthusiasts and WWII historians alike, the Type 300’s indices, hands and layout mirror the iconic warplane’s gauges and readouts, giving the chronograph its classic look.

Limited to just 500 pieces, each of the Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion timepieces sold will help raise funds for the British Armed Forces charity.

Completing the dial at the 6 O’clock position is the Royal British Legion’s trademarked two petal poppy. The crown is also topped by a red two petal poppy, encapsulated in epoxy. 

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The Submarine Spitfire was the workhorse fighter of the Royal Airforce, and this Type 300 timepiece should be similarly reliable…

The crown of this limited edition AVI-8 watch sports the RBL’s poppy emblem

The Submarine Spitfire was the workhorse fighter of the Royal Airforce, and this Type 300 should be similarly reliable, employing an 8218 Miyota automatic movement with a custom rotor, visible through the see-through case back. It is designed to reflect a birds-eye view silhouette of the Spitfire, says the company. Water resistance is rated at 5 ATM.

The case is 42mm in diameter, and 13.6mm thick.

Attaching the timepiece to your wrist is a solid, stainless steel 22mm wide bracelet with solid deployant clasp.

Each of the 500 limited edition pieces is uniquely numbered and comes packaged in a distinctive blue and red gift box, resembling the Royal British Legion’s branding. 

Founded in 1921, the Royal British Legion supports the Armed Forces community, organising the UK’s annual Poppy Appeal. 

Ben France, Head of Corporate Partnerships, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with AVI-8 and are incredibly grateful for their support. The limited-edition timepiece is a wonderful way to mark this significant moment for the Royal British Legion, when we are celebrating 100 years of supporting the Armed Forces community.”

The Spitfire Type 300 Automatic Royal British Legion Limited Edition is available from tomorrow, May 15, 2021, priced £295.

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