Mark Knopfler has donated two of his own watches to be auctioned off in aid of Bravehearts of the North East.
The former Dire Straits frontman has also teamed up with renowned horologist Michael English and signed a further four vintage or limited edition watches.
Mark, who grew up on Tyneside, is the patron of the children’s charity, which was founded in the North East to recognise the exceptional courage shown by children who are battling illness or adversity.
Started in 1989, Bravehearts of the North East is a channel for parents, nurses, friends and family of brave children to nominate them to be recognised and rewarded with a Bravehearts crystal and a gift of their choice.
Judges receive a flood of applications each year for children between the ages of five and 15 to become a Braveheart.
Annual fundraising events, and support from sponsors and volunteers, means that every penny raised by the charity goes directly to the deserving children.
The auctions for the watches, which are detailed below, are on eBay until March 26.
1. TAG Heuer Kirium chronograph. This is Mark’s personal property and will come with a TAG Heuer box signed by Mark.
2. IWC vintage watch. This again is Mark’s personal watch. The watch will be auctioned with a signed strap.
3. Lum-Tec watch. Limited edition number 1 of 50. The strap signed by Mark.
4. Lemania vintage military watch. The strap signed by Mark.
5. Hamilton vintage General service military type watch. The strap signed by Mark.
6. Hamilton vintage military watch. The strap signed by Mark.