80 years ago, the 99th Pursuit Squadron first took flight – a group we know better, today, as the Tuskegee Airmen. In honor of that anniversary – and to help the work of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc – there’s a new 300-piece limited edition of the AVI-8 P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Chronograph.

This particular model is fitting, as P-51 Mustangs were flown as escort for the heavy bombers, so it’s a fitting canvas to start from. What all have the modified for this release? Here’s the rundown:

  • a custom-built crown guard, with micro-detailing inspired by the P-51 Mustang’s engine exhaust
  • dial is perfectly designed with aviation elements drawn from the Red Tails’ P-51 Mustangs
  • The “Tuskegee Airmen” is stamped at the 1H position as a reminder of their legacy
  • Contrasting colors for the strap and its loops are drawn from the artwork on the Red Tails’ P-51 Mustangs

Past those changes, it’s the AVI-8 Mustang that we’ve seen before, complete with the VK68 Mecha-quartz movement that gets you that crisp chronograph seconds snap-back. Available in two dial colors (black or white), the watch also comes with a second strap, all for $350. Check it all out over at avi-8.com

Tech Specs from AVI-8

  • Case diameter: 43mm
  • Case thickness: 13mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Strap: leather with buckle
  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM
  • Watch weight: 90g
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Crystal: mineral lens with AR coating
  • MSRP: $350
  • Movement: Japanese Meca-Quartz chronograph with date and 1/5 second

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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