AVI-8: P-51 MUSTANG HITCHCOCK AUTOMATIC
Inspired by an American hero, the Hitchcock Automatic pays tribute to the Lafayette Escadrille member and national polo champion who directly influenced the development of the P-51 Mustang during WWII.
The Hitchcock Automatic is built from our iconic 43mm P-51 Mustang inspired case, featuring a crown guard echoing the engine exhaust of the aircraft. With a beautifully contoured shape, it has been designed to look and feel comfortable.
Drawn from both the cockpit and body of the P-51 Mustang, the Hitchcock’s multilayered dial blends modern watch- making sophistication with vintage aviation elements to create a clear and legible dial.
Powering the Hitchcock is the ever-reliable and accurate NH35 self-winding movement. In a tribute to Hitchcock’s heroics outside the cockpit, the case back features the words “Ten Goal Tommy,” referencing his 10-goal handicap in polo.
Securing this timepiece to the wrist is our instantly identifiable padded genuine leather strap, inspired by the design of the P-51 Mustang’s seats.
Given his prominence and accomplishments in polo, the colourways of the Hitchcock Automatic are suitably inspired by the various polo clubs Hitchcock represented over the years.
Written by The New Collections
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