Timepieces for Those Who Care About the Environment, and currently, the Earth is more than 4.54 billion years old, and of course, with fairly old age, the earth has undergone several changes in its ecosystem. To keep the Earth and its ecosystems running well, the government has carried out many programs from each country, social organizations, and even well-known brands.
In the watches industry, several brands have also begun to take part in environmental issues. So for those of you who want to add to your watch collection while helping to protect mother earth, consider the following watches.
BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III
The first timepieces for those who care about the environment are BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III. Through a program called Ocean Commitment, Blancpain becomes a brand that supports marine conservation, where they work with explorers, scientists and environmentalists to sponsor marine expeditions, research and documentation.
Blancpain was also a pioneer of diving watches, introducing the world’s first modern diving watch with the Fifty Fathoms in 1953. Of course, they leveraged this legacy to produce special edition watches to support the Ocean Commitment program.
There have been three Ocean Commitment limited edition watch models since 2014, with each model only available in 250 pieces. With each sale of the Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment watch, Blancpain will donate € 1,000 to fund a marine conservation program.
The model above is the Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III from 2018 in steel, inspired by the Tribute to Mil-Spec model from the previous year, which features a rotating sapphire bezel and comes with 4 days of power reserve.
ULYSSE NARDIN Diver Net
The second timepieces for those who care about the environment are ULYSSE NARDIN Diver Net. It can be seen from the name, and the Driver Net Ulysse Nardin watch is a watch that uses materials from fishing nets that are no longer used. For this project, Ulysse Nardin is working with FIL & FAB, a company that recycles fishing nets. They take unused fishing nets at the port and process them into polyamide pellets to reuse them for commercial products.
The Diver Net watch is driven by a Ulysse Nardin automatic movement with silicon and Diamonsil technology. The fishing net material is used in case decoration, dial, case back and bezel, and the PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) straps made from recycled plastic bottles.
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44 Outerknown
The third timepieces for those who care about the environment are Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44 Outerknown. Breitling, a brand that makes some of the best diving watches globally, joins forces with The Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44 Outerknown, celebrates Breitling’s partnership with sustainable apparel manufacturer Outerknown, co-founded by surfing legend Kelly Slater. The watch features a Nato strap crafted from ECONYL® yarn, an innovative material created from nylon waste. With its black DLC-coated stainless steel case, bold blue dial, and unique blue strap, it makes a dramatic style statement and creates a powerful link to our oceans.
If you are not too familiar with this material, Econyl is a nylon material made from recycled objects found in the sea, such as fishing nets. This is the first time Breitling has used recycled material in a strap.
Big Bang Unico SORAI
The fourth timepieces for those who care about the environment are Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44 Outerknown. Hublot has committed to a partnership with Kevin Pietersen and his platform SORAI (Save Our Rhino Africa India) to preserve rhinoceroses threatened with extinction. This commitment takes the form of the Big Bang Unico SORAI. A large portion of the funds raised from sales will be directly paid to Care for Wild to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned baby rhinoceroses. In buying the timepiece, 100 people will thus become involved in this initiative undertaken by Hublot.