Avian Watch Company


$399 $529

***This is a PRE-SALE Event***
***Read below if you have never participated***

The MKI G E N E S I S is a true field/dress watch inspired by design cues from the Vietnam era, an important span of time in the daring history of military helicopter operations. This watch honors the courageous efforts of those Aviation pioneers that were the forerunners of modern aerial combat tactics.

The dual-time GMT edition tracks two timezones simultaneously and is available in several distinct finishes. For the first time, we're offering a tactically inspired bead blasted finish option for a new watch. The automatic edition is available in a silver edition and sports a limited edition military tan dial with full illumination. 

The watch is just 40mm in diameter, a respectable and tactful size that provides comfortable wear for male and female professionals alike. As a part of our commitment to quality and transparency, the MKI is proudly assembled by hand, tested, and regulated in the United States of America. 

Avian Watch Company timepieces are never a compromise. Avoid the collector's pieces, you deserve a real watch that is truly Built to be Worn™.   

Hand Assembled in the USA

Individually Serial Numbered 

Only 300 Pieces Worldwide

The highest quality sapphire crystal protects the dial, maintains visual clarity, and won’t get scratch blemishes over time like other mineral glass watches.  Provides maximum visibility in all tactical and flight conditions.

Full night luminosity is provided during hours of increased darkness using superior, Swiss made SuperLuminova® fine grains.

The GMT edition is powered by the tried and true Ronda AG 515.24H GMT movement used in our MKIII collection. This Swiss Made movement guarantees precision time keeping and the tracking of two time zones simultaneously.

The 9015 automatic movement is a 28,800 beat per hour powerhouse with an incredibly smooth sweep. We tune each watch in 6 different positions for precision timekeeping, and powered by the your movement with no battery power required.

You won't need it, but we stand behind the superior quality of our products and offer an industry leading 60-month military warranty on all new watch purchases. That's more than 2x longer than the warranty for a $4,000 'luxury' watch.


Strap | Leather, NATO, or Stainless Steel
Strap Width | 20mm 
Case | 316L Stainless Steel 
Case Diameter | 40mm 
Case Thickness | 12mm 
Case Color | Silver, Red Gold, or Black 
Crystal | Double Domed Sapphire
Movement | Swiss 515.24H GMT or 28,800BPH Automatic MY9015
Water Resistance | 10ATM / 100M 
Transparency Statement: Origin of Components 
This watch contains foreign made components.


The Pre-Sale

As with all of our pre-sale events, sales will be open at the lowest pre-sale price to our military and veteran customers from the 6th to the 7th of November. On the 7th, sales will be open to all customers.  After the 7th, prices increase incrementally as each new back of watches has been sold.

The Product

You are making an advance order, at a significantly reduced price, for a brand new MKI G E N E S I S watch to be delivered after the completion of the production period. This is a production watch and not a demo or prototype model. You will also receive a custom collectable heirloom made from the metal from an actual UH-1 Huey helicopter.

The Promises

We stand behind every product we make, pre-sale or otherwise, and we will deliver on our promise to create a unique, limited edition timepiece that you will be proud to wear. We will always our products to the highest quality standards. We will never cut corners. We will always be open and transparent in our communications with you. We will always seek your feedback and input where appropriate. We will always provide the superior customer service that we are known for to every customer, military or otherwise.

Purchase Protection

Your pre-sale purchase is fully protected with our hassle free 60-day return policy. You can return your watch, unworn and in the original shipped condition, within 60 days of receipt for a full refund. Refund requests are not permitted during the pre-sale period before the watch is delivered and their are no exceptions to this policy. This is to ensure fair pricing for all and predictability with regards to our production scheduling.

The Timeline

If you are new to our pre-sale events, we ask that you understand that the initial run of limited edition watches are produced as ordered. A typical production and delivery timeline is between 120-150 days and, as a consideration the extended wait, you are able to take advantage of special pricing. After full production is achieved, these discounts will be removed and regular retail pricing (RRP $529-679) will resume.

COVID19 Considerations

While global supply chains have nearly recovered to full capacity, the COVID19 and world political situation is a fluid one. We will always keep you informed and do our absolute best to adjust to any new constraints and deliver on time.


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