While there are a few brands that have leaned into watches made from ocean plastic, it’s just a single model most often. Just recently, Tom Ford released their second model (we covered the prior ones here) that embraces the recycled plastic taken from the oceans. Meet the Tom Ford N.004.
With the “4” in the name, you’d think that it was the fourth model to use the ocean plastic, but it’s just the fourth design (across their materials) of all of their watches. Before the Tom Ford N.004, it was the N.002 that made use of the plastic. While that one was classically round, the N.004 takes things in a very tank-like direction for the case shape.
Keeping things simple, the Tom Ford N.004 comes in either white (with a stainless steel crown and caseback) or black (with PVD applied to the crown and caseback); the printing on the dial is the inverse, keeping things cleanly legible.
The case of the Tom Ford N.004 is of a single piece, with the lugs molded with it. This means that the woven strap – also made of ocean plastic – threads through those lugs, and things are held firmly in place. If you want to pick one of these up, $995 will land one on your wrist. If you like the style, but prefer a steel case, those should be releasing this fall, so keep an eye out for those. tomford.com
Tech Specs from Tom Ford
- Dimensions: 27mm x 48.5mm
- Case material: case made from 100% ocean plastic; Stainless Steel caseback
- WR Rating: 3 ATM (30m)
- Crown: stainless steel with color-matched ocean plastic insert
- Dial: black or white
- Hands: diamond cut; painted in contrasting color to dial
- Movement: 2H quartz
- Double Curves Sapphire Crystal
- Strap: TF signature braid black or white made from 100% ocean plastic with stainless steel buckle