Currently, the Earth is more than 4.54 billion years old and of course, with a fairly old age, the earth has undergone several changes in its ecosystem. To keep the Earth and its ecosystems running well, there have been many programs carried out by the government 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
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, which was 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
It can be seen from the name, 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 so they can be reused for commercial products.
The Diver Net watch is driven by an Ulysse Nardin automatic movement with silicon and Diamonsil technology. The fishing net material is used in case decoration, dial, case back and bezel, as well as the PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) straps that are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph 44 Outerknown
Breitling, a brand that makes some of the best diving watches in the world, 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
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, from which a large portion of the funds raised from sales will be directly paid to Care for Wild for the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned baby rhinoceroses. In buying the timepiece, 100 people will thus become involved in this initiative undertaken by Hublot.