Back over the summer, we brought you word that Tom Ford was getting into using recycled ocean plastic for one of their watch designs. That was a fairly basic three-hander that certainly got the job done. However, if you want something that looks and feels a bit more robust, then the recently announced Tom Ford Ocean Plastic Sport should have your ears perking up.
The handset of the prior model has made it over to theTom Ford Ocean Plastic Sport, as have the numerals on the dial. Or, well, the font used – here, they’ve been enlarged, and only show up at the compass points. The case is a bit larger (helpful for incorporating that date display), and we’ve now also got a divers bezel showing up around the sapphire crystal. Sure, you wouldn’t want to dive with that unpainted bezel, but for timing your eggs? It’ll get the job done.
In other words, theTom Ford Ocean Plastic Sport is what you get when you tell designers to take the prior version, and mix it up into a sportier piece. There are very clear references that tie the line together, but that’s what you’d expect from a fashion brand. Also given that it’s coming from the fashion world, you won’t be surprised about the pricing. I mean, it’s exorbitant (and not what I’d consider a bargain), but it’s in-line with what fashion brands charge for it. I might opt for a Triwa if I wanted some ocean plastic, but if you demand “luxury or nothing” then you can get theTom Ford Ocean Plastic Sport for $1,495 direct from tomford.com.
Details from Tom Ford
- 43mm round matte black dial with Super luminova numerals, diamond cut white Super luminova painted hands, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on top and screw down crown
- Case with rotating bezel made from stainless steel with 100% ocean plastic insert
- Movement: 3H date Swiss automatic
- Water Resistance: 10 ATM/ 330FT
- 100% ocean plastic recycled packaging
- Swiss Made