The Indian Air Force’s No. 14 Squadron was equipped with Hawker Hunters from 1959 to 1979 and served courageously during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Later on, No. 14 Squadron was the first to be equipped with the state of the art Jaguar aircraft in 1979. This squadron spent considerable part of their existence in Eastern India, first at Barrackpore Air Force Station, in the Calcutta suburbs and later at Kalaikunda, south-west of Calcutta. It was from this airbase they saw action, briefly during September 1965 and in December 1971. No. 14 Squadron had the unusual opportunity of being deployed at the captured PAF airbase of Jessore during the final stages of the Bangladesh war.
Founded in 2012, the AVI-8 brand inspiration and design excellence originates from the collaboration between pilots and engineers who served in air forces around the world. This combination of design, attention to detail, and passion has resulted in the success that is the AVI-8 story. Every collection is an explicit homage to the planes, people and history of military aviation. Each timepiece brings to life the detail and narrative of the inspiration to delight and engage the wearer.
Faster, Further, Higher - Aviation exemplifies man's desire to fly and soar above the earth…
Talented engineers, scientists, designers, and pilots have created cutting-edge machines for their country's defense. Iconic planes have emerged as a benchmark of progress in the sky. Our timepieces honor these aircraft and the airmen who brought them to life.
We aim to create functional and enjoyable watches that tell the incredible stories behind aviation. Our vision is to be one of the most respected watch brands worldwide by delivering unmatched excellence in design, specification, and value. We strive to build a community of AVI-8 watch enthusiasts globally and remember the heroism of those involved in aviation history.