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AVI-8 x Help for Heroes Limited Edition

AVI-8 are proud to announce Matt Neve as the first Help for Heroes veteran of the campaign. 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 their life through the recovery services oered 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 programmes and Invictus Games, receiving a grant from Help for Heroes for sporting equipment. He has now gone one step further and supports the charity by reaching out and helping others that

need support.

If Help for Heroes never existed, veterans and their families would be in a much worse oposition. The charity is really important in helping those that are suering from physical and psychological injuries. The charity is also a big part of helping us realise that we may be broken but it doesn’t stop us achieving. ”
-Matt Neve, Help for Heroes veteran

With just 300 pieces available of the Flyboy Engineer Automatic Help for Heroes Limited Edition, 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. The watch has been designed and produced to support the thousands of military Servicemen and women who live with injuries and illnesses – both mental and physical – looking

to a fulfilling and independent life.


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. At 42mm, this classic pilot’s watch is the ideal size. Forged out of solid stainless steel, the 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.



With legibility our goal, the dial design, flieger hand shape and size deliver perfectly. 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.

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. To underline our collaboration, a 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. Powering the Help for Heroes limited edition is an ever-dependable 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 as part

of a limited edition of 300 pieces. 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.