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The now-signature Hawker Hunter Retrograde Chronograph is back with a technical refresh and upgrade. Modern and masculine with a solid steel bracelet and unique camouflage PVD coating, 3 specially curated colour palettes are now available.
With an aim to blend into the sky, Air Camo paint jobs were vital in disguising an aircraft's distance and attitude. Deep blue hues are fused with shades of brown to complete this statement piece.
Utilising the iconic 45mm 12-sided silhouette, each solid steel case and bracelet has received a highly technical and complex PVD camouflage treatment that takes up to 10 days to complete. Not only are there several layers of PVD coating applied, but the camouflage pattern itself is done by hand individually.
Although camouflage was first used during WWI, the 3 colourways – Night Camo, Ground Camo and Air Camo – for this capsule collection have been carefully chosen, drawing inspiration from its use over the years in military aircraft, such as the Hunter.
The angled off squared shape echoes the key pieces of the Hunter's own instrumentation, the reference to the famed military jet that first flew in service for the RAF in the early 1950s.
The dial is a perfectly designed assembly of indentations, tension rings and carefully positioned subdial frames.
Completing the timepiece is a robust, solid steel bracelet with deployant clasp, expertly crafted for both style and comfort.
- Case Size: 45mm
- Case Thickness: 12mm
- Lug to Lug: 54.6mm
- Band Width: 22mm
- Weight: 100g
- Movement: Japan Quartz Chronograph with Day and Date and Retrograde
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Lens: Mineral Lens Anti-Reflective Coating
- Index: Applied indexes
- Band Material: Solid Stainless Steel Bracelet with Solid Fold Over Buckle with Safety Lock
- Water Resistance (atm): 5