Atten-shun: AVI-8 Watches debuts limited edition Flyboy Royal British Legion Tri-Service Chronograph

AVI-8 Flyboy Royal British Legion Tri-Service Chronograph worn on wrist

Aviation inspired watch specialist AVI-8 has unveiled the Flyboy Royal British Legion Tri-Service Chronograph, its latest collaboration with the armed forces charity. 

Marching in step with its predecessors, the new watch reflects the rugged aesthetics of military issue watches from the 1980s, albeit with contemporary precision.

The chronograph commemorates the three branches of the British Armed Forces: the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. 

The marine grade stainless steel case measures 42mm, and is equipped with piston-like chronograph pushers and a characteristic red, two petal poppy enclosed in epoxy topping the crown. 

At night, the face of the dial transforms with luminous poppies.

The choice of movement is a nod to the Seiko which the UK Ministry of Defence issued to forces in the 1980s…

The timepiece is powered by a TMI VK series Meca-quartz hybrid movement, which incorporates the accuracy of a quartz movement with the character of a mechanical chronograph.

The choice of movement is a nod to the Seiko which the UK Ministry of Defence issued to forces in the 1980s.  That timepiece featured a 7A28 analogue quartz chronograph movement.

The hardened mineral lens is scratch-resistant. The case back is engraved with the RBL logo. Completing the military look is the bi-directional inner bezel with 60 minute scale. It ships with a choice of nylon NATO strap or genuine leather strap, 22mm wide.

AVI-8 Watches Flyboy Royal British Legion Tri-Service Chronograph with green strap worn on a wrist

Each limited edition timepiece comes packaged in a bold blue and red canvas box, inspired by the Royal British Legion’s colours 

Available in four colourways (black, blue, green and cream) this edition is limited to 500 pieces of each. It’s available from March 31 at, priced at £370 (€400 / $350).

Since the start of its partnership with the Royal British Legion in 2021, the brand has raised over £50,000  to help provide vital support to the Armed Forces community.  £15 from the sale of each watch will be contributed to the Royal British Legion.

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