AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Help for Heroes Chronograph Limited Edition

Following the sell-out success of the first AVI-8 x Help for Heroes partnership timepiece introduced in 2020, today the brand announces the launch oftheAVI-8 Hawker Hurricane Help for Heroes Chronograph Limited Edition, once again in support of the incredible British charity.

Dartmouth Brands, the parent company that owns AVI-8, will donate a minimum of £25,000 to Help for Heroes from the partnership, which equates to a minimum of 5% of the sale price of this product. Limited to only 500 pieces, funds raised will directly help the charity to provide physical, psychological, welfare and financial support to those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces.

Behind each watch is a moving story of recovery, told by a Help for Heroes veteran. For AVI-8, this is RAF veteran Matt Neve. As an RAF veteran who experienced the horrors of war when he was deployed to Iraq on Op Telic 1, Matt is a great example of a wounded veteran who has rebuilt his life through the recovery services offered by Help for Heroes.

Matt himself has greatly benefited from the charity’s support system, accessing the Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds service and fellowship group. He has also engaged with the charity’s sports and Invictus Games programmes, receiving a grant from Help for Heroes to fund specialist sporting equipment. He has now gone one step further and supports the charity by reaching out and helping others that need support.

Although the dial layout hits several vintage notes, this is where the watch really shines. A matte black canvas is paired with a white chapter ring and recessed subdials, providing an inverse panda palette. Playful pops of navy blue, red and light blue are expertly implemented in the subdials and hands, drawing inspiration from the Help for Heroes tri-colour motif. The three colours represent the charity’s support for those who served in the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

Measuring 43mm, the case comes in a timeless silhouette, expertly crafted for durability and style. The solid frame is elegantly finished with a brushed PVD blackcoat. The crown is topped with a debossed roundel inspired by British Hurricanes of WW2.

Features nodding to the efforts of Help for Heroes have been artfully employed in this timepiece. From the subdials and their hands to the tri-colour details applied above the date window, leather strap stitching and seconds hand, no detail has been left unconsidered.

Utilising a Japanese chronograph quartz movement, this timekeeping instrument is armed with both precision and reliability.

Each of the Hawker Hurricane Help for Heroes Chronograph Limited Edition timepieces sold supports the charity and thousands of military servicemen and women who live with injuries and illnesses – both mental and physical – looking to lead a fulfilling and independent life.

The watch will be available at Avi-8.co.uk for £225.