Inspiration from McKellar
The Hawker Hurricane Legacy
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At AVI-8 we pride ourselves in shedding light on important events and people throughout aviation history. Through a collection of exclusive collaborations, we've been fortunate enough to bring attention to the remarkable feats of aviators whilst giving back to communities whose stories we draw inspiration from.
AVI-8 was incredibly proud to announce the partnership with the Royal British Legion for their centenary year in May 2021. Each timepiece sold helped raise funds for this extraordinary charity and support the crucial work they do for those who serve and have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race in 1969 won by Tom Lecky-Thompson in Harrier XV741, AVI-8 worked closely with renowned aviation restoration company Jet Art Aviation to produce a series of limited edition timepieces.
AVI-8 was honoured to announce the release of a line of limited edition timepieces in partnership with British charity Help for Heroes. Funds raised were used to provide lifetime support to those wounded in the service of their country. Every course and activity offered from them aims to empower veterans to look beyond illness and injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society.
Squadron Leader Archibald Ashmore McKellar, a flying ace of the Royal Air Force during World War II, was known for his valor and extraordinary aerial combat achievements. McKellar's remarkable combat career, particularly during the Battle of Britain, where he achieved the rare distinction of "Ace in a Day," serves as an enduring source of inspiration. The Hawker Hurricane McKellar Dual Time watches pay tribute to his unwavering courage and commitment to defending freedom in the skies.
The Hawker Hurricane, an iconic fighter aircraft, played a pivotal role in McKellar's career. He soared to fame as a part of No. 605 Squadron RAF, equipped with this remarkable aircraft. This collection embodies the spirit of the Hawker Hurricane—a symbol of British resilience and innovation during World War II.