Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Replicais the main sponsor of the "Silver Spitfire-The Longest Flight" expedition. A carefully restored Spitfire with a unique silver-chrome finish, will depart London next summer to begin a round-the world flight. Built in 1943, the aircraft will travel more than 43,000 kms in a few months and visit 30 countries along the way. The iconic British aircraft's design and engineering are honored by the circumnavigation. Steve BoultbeeBrooks and Matt Jones are the founders of Boultbee Flight Academy in the south of England. They created the expedition. Audemars Piguet has established a long-term partnership to the first Spitfire flying school.
Audemars Piguet has a long history of making pilot watches. They have also commemorated the Spitfire aircraft with special-edition watches. This project demonstrates the Swiss watchmaker¡¯s passion for aviation. The expertly designed watches by Schaffhausen also embody the timeless design and visionary engineering of the Spit re. The Spitfire is more than any other aircraft and represents man's dream to fly. Her iconic design is an engineering masterpiece. She was born before her time, and continues to amaze with her amazing engineering skills. Christoph Grainger Herr, CEO of Audemars Piguet Schaffhausen, says that we were immediately captivated with the ambitious idea to fly this aircraft around the globe and that we are thrilled to be able help this adventure along its journey."
best Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Replica also announced a long-term partnership with the Boultbee Aviation Academy. This institution was founded by Matt Jones and Steve BoultbeeBrooks, who are both pilots. It is the first Spitfire flying school to be officially recognized. "Audemars Piguet Schaffhausen shares our love for aviation and admiration for the Spitfire. Matt Jones explains that we know we have the right partner to help make our dream of a round the world flight a reality.
A World Icon The Spitfire marked MJ271 is a 1943 Spitfire built in Castle Bromwich. The aircraft is currently being taken down to its components and meticulously restored. Each part of the aircraft is being meticulously polished by hand to a shine that gives it its sparkling silver appearance. The aircraft will be on display to the public in spring 2019.
Next summer, the round-the-world flight will leave England. It will fly through Canada and the USA for the first part. The Arctic's mild weather allows for the expedition team to benefit from this route. The route then continues through South East Asia to India before turning towards Middle East to fly back to Europe. The "Silver Spitfire", on its way, will stop in many countries that have never seen such an aircraft on their runways.
swiss Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Replica, a French artist known for his aviation-themed illustrations, will accompany the Spitfire to make an artistic record. Hugault is a licensed pilot and can often be seen behind his 1942 Piper L4. Hugault is widely considered to be one of the most important illustrators of classic aviation.