This watch is available for pre-order at AVI-8 (UK) Store
Price when reviewed: £260.00 GBP
If you are building a closet full of good-looking and high quality watches, then you are about to find a friend in this AVI-8 Hawker Hunter AV-4043-02 watch. With its rugged and fashionable looks, no wonder why this watch is such a hot topic among collectors. If you are a man with great taste in fashion and craftsmanship, you might just be one of them.
- Case– Hawker Hunter features a stainless steel case, which measures 44mm in diameter and 11mm in thickness.
- Dial– It comes with a green-tone multi-layered dial designed with Arabic numeral hour and minute markers and hands. Around it is a polished stainless steel bezel furnished with four individual screws. The dial is protected by sapphire coated hardened mineral lens.
- Band– The case, thru the lugs, connects to a 22mm wide green leather strap with buckle for closure.
- Movement– This timepiece is powered by 21 jewel Miyota 8217 movement.
- Water resistance– The watch has a water resistance of up to 5 ATM or 50 meters.
An aviation-themed watch is a must-have in any watch collection. This Hawker Hunter timepiece is a great addition to your wardrobe to get that cool, killer look. At one point in our lives, we may have thought about being a pilot. And while you may not have pursued that idea, let this watch live that dream and keep our childhood memories alive. What I am talking about is this stunning AV-4043-02, a watch designed with striking details you surely want to have. On the face rests a multi-layered green dial that resembles the cockpit of a plane. Looking on the watch is like piloting a fighter jet. The main dial holds the enlarged hour and minute markers. Speaking of the dial, this one has a very unique execution of the functions on the dial especially the hour and minute markers. The outer ring of the dial features minute markers in increments of five, except the zero (0) and six (6) o’clock hour markers and the triangular-shaped markers on the three and nine o’clock positions. The skeletonized hands complement the markers around. My favorite detail on the dial is the tease it gives to its movement, which you can see through its opaque inner dial. The tasteful green leather strap is consistent with the gorgeous face of the watch. So whatever angle you take, you will always see the beauty that is Hawker Hunter.
Another thing noteworthy about this timepiece is the level of comfort it yields. Let me just say that this watch is only a hundred grams, a definitely light watch you would want to wear day to night. And because it is 11mm thin, wearing a long-sleeved top won’t be a problem. The navy or green leather strap also makes a difference. Considering the cost of this product, you will definitely love the quality of strap you get. It is soft and comfortable on the wrist. Moreover, this watch does not only bring comfort, but also convenience. The bold print and its luminous features make it extra beneficial especially for older men and for use under low-light conditions.
When it comes to functionality, this watch does not fall behind. Apart from its main dial, it is equipped with a 24-hour complication that stands out because of the pop of red on the hand. On the opposite side, meanwhile, lies the date counter. So it lasts the test of time, this watch is powered by Miyota 8217 and protected by a 5ATM water resistance.
In conclusion, AVI-8 Hawker Hunter AV-4043-02 Watch is an amazing watch for its price. However, this timepiece has some disadvantages. First off, it is 44mm in diameter not including the crown and with its dimension, this watch is a substantial or huge piece on the wrist. Another thing, you may find it a little difficult to tell time because of how it presents the dial, which is a little different from most watches.