The latest P-51 models from LIV are well worth checking out. The earlier P-51 was one of our faves, with the ETA Valjoux 7750 chrono movement inside and now it has been upgraded with a titanium case. Plus there are a wide range of colour combos to choose from.
The yellow version is cool, the Teal Blue/Turquoise Cripe A’Mighty is the left field choice and the all black with a splash of orange is the winner for us. Punchy dial graphics will never date we think. Priced at just over £1100 the LIV watches compete strongly with models like the Sinn 103, which costs about twice as much, plus the Hamilton Khaki X-Wind or an Aviator Air Cobra.
The LIV is also a physically big watch at 46mm across, and some people like that statement on the wrist. If you find the usual 42/43mm chrono watches too small, then the LIV delivers a visual treat.
They also seem to hold their value well on the secondhand market, with owners asking close to the retail price online – that’s not to say that they’re getting those prices of course.
The thing that makes LIV interesting is that they’re a brand that wants to grow, bring on new models via Kick campaigns and they love old school aviation and dive watches.