Life without Aviation? – AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane

I wonder what my life would look like without those tremendous developments within the aviation industry. The Wright brothers made the first sustained, controlled, powered heavier-than-air manned flight in 1903. Just a few decades later, we board planes like a duck takes the water. And since low-cost carriers have disrupted the industry, flying has become fairly inexpensive and second nature to all of us. I mean…when I was studying for my undergraduate degree in the UK, I used to spend more money on my train ticket to the airport than on my airfare back home (thanks Ryanair!).

Although plane crashes seem to have played a pivotal role in the past few months, we should bring to mind that airplanes are – statistically speaking – the safest means of transport. Yet, I feel we tend to lack appreciation for what aviation has achieved since 1903.

This is where AVI-8 comes onto the stage. A brand that not only helps us keep track of time with high-quality timepieces but also helps us appreciate aviation. AVI-8 watches are inspired by iconic aircrafts and the untold story of the pilots who have dedicated their lives to bring these machines to life.

The Hawker Hurricane AV-4013-01 by AVI-8

The Hawker Hurricane honours the British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s-1940s that was designed and built for the Royal Airforce. Although the Hawker Hurricane was overshadowed by the Spitfire, it became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for the majority of the Royal Airforce’s air victories in this battle.

Unsurprisingly, the watch features a round, clearly vintage inspired Quarz Japan chronograph with date that merges beautifully with militaristic patterns. Although the Hawker Hurricane appears understated at first, it is bold and dramatic in stature and performance.

What I like most about this watch is its versatility. I wear it on a daily basis at work as well as in my spare time. The strap is made out of thick, genuine high-quality leather that flatters every suit or streetstyle outfit. The chronographs looks manly, fashionable, and solid whilst not being overpowering with lots of frills.

So, I am about to go faster, further and higher. If you want to keep up with me make sure to check out AVI-8 and discover your desire to fly and soar above the earth…

This post has been sponsored by AVI-8

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