This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War and Spinnaker Watches have just launched the Spinnaker Cahill 300 Automatic Help for Heroes Limited Edition, created in conjunction with and in aid of British veterans’ charity Help for Heroes, marking the latest chapter in the successful partnership between Spinnaker Watches and Help for Heroes.
Help For Heroes is the leading veterans charity founded to provide lifetime support to those wounded in the service of their country, with the aim of every activity they offer, empowering veterans to look beyond illness and injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society, with this year marking 15 years since the organisation was first established.
The new watch pays tribute to the charity and the incredible work it has carried out over the past 15 years, with three markings on the strap being the Help for Heroes colours. The distinctive red, navy and blue represent each branch of the British Armed Forces and have been brought together in the Help for Heroes logo to represent their unity and strength. This colouring is also repeated on the seconds hand and watch dial, whilst the 15-minute mark is highlighted on the bezel to represent the 15 years since the establishment of the charity.
The 43mm case is made out of solid marine grade 316L stainless steel, giving an impressive 300m of water resistance, and the aluminium inlaid diver uni-directional bezel marks the 40-year anniversary of the Falklands conflict. There is a scratch resistant sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating for extra protection, clarity and visibility, and the watch is secured by a screw down crown ensuring its durability and resistance to the elements. The Cahill 300 Automatic is powered by the powerfully robust and reliable Japanese NH35 TMI (Seiko) movement.
The ‘Mercedes’ style dive hands are re-proportioned and lumed with Swiss luminous to give excellent legibility and visibility in low light. The hands and dial mark out subtle references to the three-colour design of the Help For Heroes logo, representing the separate but united branches of the Royal Armed Forces.
The Cahill 300 Automatic is fitted with a choice of either a solid stainless steel bracelet with a solid deployant buckle or a hand stitched water-resistant leather strap that is not only strong but also comfortable for an everyday use. It is also marked by a three-stitch design denoting the Help For Heroes colours which represent the three branches of the Armed forces.
The watch collection is limited to 600 pieces with three colourways available and each timepiece is uniquely numbered.
Joanne Rose, Corporate Partnership Senior Manager commented:
“Another exciting year working in partnership with Dartmouth Brands on an exceptionally stylish range of watches in support of our injured, sick and disabled veterans and their families. The Dartmouth Brands partnerships is so valuable to Help for Heroes ensuring our continued support of those who have sacrificed so much in the armed services so that they can receive the recovery support they need. Thank you again for partnering with our Heroes for another year.”
The Spinnaker Cahill 300 Automatic Help for Heroes Limited Edition is available at Spinnaker-watches.co.uk, priced at £370, with 5 per cent of net sales going towards the amazing work that Help for Heroes do.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Spinnaker Watches