By: Keanu Adorable
AVI-8, a watch brand based in Hong Kong launching into the UK is releasing a special edition of their Hawker Hurricane watch series. AVI-8’s main customer base in HK are your modern-day sneaker-heads, and we think it’s a good fit for our Clothes Make The Man readers.
True to form of the Hawker Hurricane chronographs, the Spinning roundel editions are similarly rounded and hint at a vintage influenced design, with historically correct font and numerical representations. The construction, design and layout of the Spinning roundel editions however represent a far more sophisticated level of design, and watch making prowess from AVI-8.
The highlight of this watch must be the quite remarkable layout of the chronograph sub-dial eye at the 12 o’clock position as it zips by to count off tenths of a second. The Roundels themselves are layered in different colours of painted film in the historic representations of roundel markings of Hurricanes that served in WW2. The various layers are then carefully assembled inside the dial to be, on one hand visible yet subtle in use.
Powered with absolute precision by a customized Japanese made Seiko TMI chronograph this unique modification of the traditional chronograph sports watch is no less accurate, or exacting in its performance. The Solid Marine Grade stainless steel is all the more rounded with a domed hardened sapphire coated lens assembled flush to the case for durability and visibility.
AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Spinning Roundel MK 1 is soon to launch online, priced at £195
With Father’s Day, just around the corner why not treat your dad this year and push the boat out, without even trying by entering the Clothes-Make-the-Man Rotary competition for your chance to win the latest GMT gent’s watch worth £149!!! What stylish man could refuse such a kind offer ?
2016 sees Rotary turns 121 this year, much has changed since its launch back in 1895 and to celebrate its international watch brand status Rotary has launched the GMT. The GMT allows you to tell the time in not just one Timezone but two making it ideal for that cosmopolitan, international playboy traveller. Here is how it works, the watch has a fixed bezel with a 24-hour scale, making it possible to indicate a second time zone. The GMT circular hour hand can be set independently from the other hands, so it is very easy to set the time for the time zone you are located in. Perfect gift for Father’s Day!!!
In which year was Rotary founded?
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Terms & Conditions: 1. Only one entry per person. 2. All participants must be 18 or over. 3. The prize draw is open to all UK residents. The closing date for the prize draw is Midnight (GMT) 12th June 2016. 4. The prize is as follows: one Rotary GMT watches. 5. to enter the prize draw you will be asked to provide the answer to the question, your name and contact. 6.The winner will be randomly selected and notified by the contact details provided on the closing date above. 7. No Cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize. 8. Use of false name or address will disqualify any applicant from receiving the prize.