COLLECTION : Lancaster Bomber
MODEL : AV-4049-03
MOVEMENT : Japan Quartz 3 Hands with Date
CASE MATERIAL : Stainless Steel
CASE DIAMETER (mm) : 48
CASE THICKNESS (mm) : 12
CASE SHAPE : Round
CASE COLOR : Ionic Plating - Black
DIAL COLOR : Black
BAND : Genuine Leather Strap
BAND COLOR : Brown
BUCKLE : Strap Buckle
BAND WIDTH (mm) : 22
WATER RESISTANCE : 5 ATM
WATCH WEIGHT (g) : 120
WARRANTY : 2 Years International
The AV-4049 Dambusters pays a tribute to perhaps the storied legacy of an elite and brave unit of Lancaster Bombers and their pilots. As part of the Allied bombing campaign the Dambusters were immortalized for their daring raids on the Dams of the Ruhr valley.
A combination of ingenuity and sheer skill was needed to put man and machine together to realize such a mission. In all it was the Dambusters and their mission so often commemorated, that in fact the Lancaster Bomber made such an iconic symbol of English wartime aviation.
The AV-4049 with a large open case design offers a clear vintage pilot watch shape replete with bold Arabic numbers on the dial and gauge like hands that hint at cockpit displays of the Lancaster. Subtle details on the 48mm diameter case such as riveted details make for a watch that balances the historical and the stylistic references perfectly.
With the squadron reference on the left side of the dial, and a Dambuster engraving at the 12 o’clock position, with squadron number at the 6 o’clock position the tribute is clear yet tasteful.
A bubble like date magnifier – sits at the 6 o’clock position to reference the bubble like clear gun turrets on the Lancaster that served as essential defense mechanisms during their strategic bombing missions.
Strapped to be worn with a supple military hued leather strap and water resistant to 5 Atmospheres, the AV-4049 is a superb timepiece that is also a sophisticated souvenir of aviation history.