AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic Help For Heroes Limited Edition

British watch brand AVI-8 has released a special Flyboy Engineer Automatic timepiece in partnership with Help for Heroes. Available from 11th November, this limited edition series will help raise money for this remarkable British charity.

Help for Heroes provides lifetime support to those wounded in the service of their country. Every course and activity offered from them aims to empower veterans to look beyond illness and injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society. Dartmouth Brands, the parent company that owns AVI-8, will donate a minimum of £25,000 to Help for Heroes from this collaboration.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic Help For Heroes Limited Edition

With just 300 pieces available, each watch sold contributes directly to the charity’s vital role in providing emotional, social, and financial support to those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic Help for Heroes Limited Edition: Special Features

This timepiece showcases powerful yet subtle design cues to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives for their nation over the years, and today. Forged out of solid stainless steel, the 42mm brushed case is topped with a domed sapphire lens for maximum durability. A moulded roundel inspired by the markings on British WW2 fighters sits on the edge of an ergonomically shaped conical crown.

The dial design, flieger hand shape and size ensure perfect legibility. A clear balance of each element on the dial has been complemented by pops of colour inspired by the Help for Heroes logo. The three colours (navy blue, red and light blue) represent the charity’s support for those who served in the British Armed Forces – the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic Help For Heroes Limited Edition

From the charity’s tri-colour details applied at the 12 o’clock of the dial and stitched onto the extra leather strap, to the tip of the seconds hand with a custom carved roundel, details saluting the work of Help for Heroes have been subtly yet purposefully executed throughout the watch. The textured fumé dial is framed by a raised chapter ring featuring the words “In Support Of Help For Heroes” at the 6 o’clock position. The watch houses the reliable Japanese NH35 automatic movement.

A carefully articulated solid steel 5-link engineer style bracelet attaches the watch to the wearer’s wrist. For added versatility, the timepiece also comes with an extra hand-stitched genuine leather strap. AVI-8’s timepiece produced in conjunction with Help for Heroes comes packed in a striking tri-colour canvas wrapped gift box. Each watch is uniquely numbered.

For each purchase of the Flyboy Engineer Automatic Help for Heroes Limited Edition, AVI-8 will donate a portion of sales to Help for Heroes.

More details at AV-8 online store.

Technical details

Model: AVI-8 Flyboy Engineer Automatic Help for Heroes Limited Edition

Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Thickness: 12.0mm
Fixed case bezel
Conical crown
Sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating
Stainless steel caseback with individual serial numbers
Water resistance: 5 ATM

Fumé dial
Indexes: Swiss luminous applied indexes
Hands: Swiss luminous hands

Date display
24 hour display

Caliber NH35, Made in Japan
Automatic 3 hands with date
Jewels: 24

2 Years

5-link solid stainless steel bracelet
Solid stainless steel fold over clasp buckle with safely lock and push button
Extra genuine leather strap
Width: 22.0 mm

Recommended retail price
315 (USD)/ 265 (GBP)/ 295 (EUR)

Please visit AV-8 Watches online store for more technical details, pricing and availability.