Honoring the 80th Anniversary of Operation Overlord

In 2024, AVI-8 proudly commemorates the 80th Anniversary of Operation Overlord, the monumental WWIl Allied invasion of Normandy, with the upcoming launch of the D-DAY 80th Anniversary Limited Edition Collection. Operation Overlord, the codename for the largest amphibious operation in history, holds a special place in the annals of bravery and sacrifice.

This limited-edition series of timepieces pays heartfelt tribute to the courageous spirit and immense sacrifice that paved the way for the Allies to begin the end of World War I. Each watch in this collection is inspired by a namesake aircraft that served during the historic battle for the Normandy coastline.

Commemorative Engravings – Codenames and Coordinates

Echoing the symbolism and storyline of this epic event, all watches feature the iconic ‘Invasion Star’ used by the Allies to mark Invasion activities from 1943 onwards. This timeless collection is not just a celebration but also an acknowledgment of the meticulous planning and logistical support that played a pivotal role in Operation Overlord.

The watches in this series are uniquely adorned with the codenames and coordinates of each beach used in the invasion-Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword-inscribed on the caseback.

The P-51 Mustang, Spitfire and Flyboy variants are limited to 175 pieces each and the Hawker Hurricane and Hawker Typhoon variants are limited to 200 pieces each.

This collection stands as a timeless tribute to the historic Operation Overlord and the unwavering courage that defined a generation. The AVI-8 D-Day 80 Limited Edition is not just a timepiece; it is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made for freedom. Available for purchase on May 31, 2024.