AVI-8 Men’s ‘Lancaster Bomber’ Quartz Stainless Steel and Leather Aviator Watch
- What sets the watch out of course is the intriguing cockpit position like dial which displays day, date, seconds and 24 hour readout
- Japan quartz multi-eye with 24 hours and day date
- Japanese-quartz Movement
- Case Diameter: 44mm
- Water resistant to 50m (165ft: in general, suitable for short periods of recreational swimming, but not diving or snorkeling
Sugar Blue Multi-Eye Colleciton
The AV-4050 fits perfectly as both an unabashedly aviation inspired timepiece that is replete with design cues and inspiration from the iconic Lancaster Bomber. From the 316 L marine grade stainless steel through to the supple premium leather strap cross-stitched given the rigorous of pilot usage, the AV 4050 is built with quality and endurance in mind.
Given the connection between pilot and plane that these examples of art helped to connect man and machine is an illuminating look back at wartime history. The 'Sugars Blue' art on the AV4050 is based on the popular 'Varga' pin-up girl who was featured in the January 1945 edition of Esquire magazine. The plane in question was that of Lancaster Bomber KB-864 of No. 428 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force. The aircraft’s markings were NA-S and the aircraft would have been referred to as 'S for Sugar. Sugar’s Blues was a popular wartime dance tune.