AVI-8: HAWKER HURRICANE KENT AUTOMATIC
For true military aviation enthusiasts, there are few squadrons as influential as the 303 Squadron. Led by Flight Commander John “Kentowski” Kent and equipped with Hawker Hurricanes, the squadron claimed the most victories during the Battle of Britain. To honour their unparalleled achievements, AVI-8 has launched the Hawker Hurricane Kent Automatic with design details drawn from the iconic 303 Squadron.
The Kent Automatic is housed in a traditional pilot’s watch case measuring 43mm in diameter. Finely brushed surfaces provide a utilitarian charm whilst a domed sapphire lens offers a clear view into the dial. Completing the case is a cleanly engraved case back featuring the 303 Squadron emblem.
Impressively balanced, the Kent Automatic’s dial offers a timeless pilot inspired look with Swiss luminous applied indexes and unique details designed to pay tribute to Kent such as his aircraft code stamped at the 6H position and a custom seconds hand counter-balance shaped in the form of his Hawker Hurricane.
Powered by a robust Japanese Miyota 8 series automatic movement, this pilot watch is armed with both reliability and precision. On the wrist, the timepiece wears comfortably courtesy of a premium genuine leather strap with contrast accent stitching.
Each timepiece from the Kent Automatic collection is inspired by locations and stations Kent held commands in over his illustrious career with the RAF.
Written by The New Collections
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