AV-4105 – SPITFIRE P8331 LAGUNA CHRONOGRAPH LIMITED EDITION
VI-8 has partnered with Laguna’s Spitfire Legacy (LSL) to create a Spitfire chronograph timepiece limited to just 450 pieces commemorating the famous 303 Squadron and support the LSL’s work to restore Spitfire P8331 to airworthy condition. This iconic aircra steeped in history was last flown by Wing Commander Piotr Laguna, who led the 303 Squadron to become the most successful squadron during the Battle of Britain.
This timepiece aims to create a lasting recognition to the incredible contributions of the 18,000 Polish pilots and ground crew who courageously and skilfully protected Britain throughout WWII but were overlooked for the 1946 Victory March through London.
“We are very proud of our new partnership with AVI-8. Since our partnership first launched in December 2022, AVI-8 has pledged over £6,000 to LSL through the sales of these bespoke limited-edition AVI-8 timepieces. This contribution will help us provide educational roadshows around Europe as well as a social media presence whilst the restoration of P8331 takes place in time to fly we hope by 2025.
P8331 will be at the point of flight, the only flying MKIIb Spitfire in the World, with an enviable history steeped in 303 Squadron DNA including Enemy aircraft destroyed, damaged and probable claims. She also boasts a Pilot list that includes the great and good of the Battle of Britain highest scoring squadron list, such as Kent, Drobinski, Belc, Lapkowski and of course Wing Commander Piotr Laguna who fought valiantly with 302 Squadron during this period.”
Scott Booth – Managing Director, Laguna Spitfire Legacy