Spitfire Smith Automatic – Brand New from AVI-8 Watches

The Spitfire Smith Automatic is a beautifully engineered pilot’s watch designed to celebrate the innovative and inspirational work of Joseph Smith, who as Chief Designer at Supermarine ultimately guided the development of the Spitfire to becoming the majestic aircraft we know today.

The Smith Automatic’s frame is built from our iconic 42mm Spitfire inspired case, designed to reflect the renowned elliptical form of the aircraft. The brushed case features unique details along the side, mirroring the body of the Spitfire, and a domed sapphire lens tops the case providing a clear view into the dial.

An interpretation of the classic pilot’s watch, the Smith Automatic leans on the Spitfire’s cockpit instruments to present a clear and highly legible dial. A matte backdrop is completed with bold Arabic hour indexes lathered in Swiss lume for ultimate readability in low light conditions.

Under the hood, a modified NH35 Japanese automatic movement provides an ultra-dependable timekeeping experience. An expertly designed custom rotor has been crafted to represent the clear lines of the Spitfire when viewed from above, or below.

Strapping the watch to the wrist is a vintage, hand-stitched premium leather strap for ultimate style and comfort.

Each of the colourways of the Smith Automatic are inspired by locations of manufacturing plants Spitfire’s and their components were produced in over the years.