You know Triwa. We like Triwa. They do fun and interesting things, mixing unique materials into classic watch designs that turn out to be some fun and different, while still retaining classic charm. Their “Time To” series have focused on things in society, and their latest is a powerful one – the Triwa Time to Talk.

For this watch, the focus is being put on suicide prevention, and talking through the pressures you may be feeling. In Sweden, just as here in the States, it’s this time of year that sees calls to prevention hotlines rise dramatically. Famously, us guys are pretty reluctant to talk about feelings like that, so putting the message into a watch is a solid way to approach it.

To help you focus in on what’s going on with your mental state, the dial of the Triwa Time to Talk is color-changing. In much the same way that a mood ring works, the dial of this watch will change as your body temperature heats the watch up. It’s a visual signal for you for when things are maybe not going well, or even when they’re going very well.

While the dial is perhaps not that scientific – and not telling you something you probably don’t already know – it’s still great to see the brand putting the focus on mental health, particularly at this time of year. For this release, Triwa has partnered with Mind, and 15% of the proceeds of this watch go to support their work.

On the back of the watch, the number 90901 is engraved, which is Sweden’s Suicide Prevention hotline, something handy to have, as you never know when you might need it for yourself or a loved one. For those in the States, you’d want to note down 800-273-8255 as the number you might need.

If you want to pick up the Triwa Time to Talk, it’s available for $219 directly from triwa.com

Tech Specs from Triwa

  • Case size: 38 mm
  • Case Material: stainless steel
  • Glass: Sapphire glass
  • Dial: thermochromic color pigment
  • Strap Width: 20 mm
  • Adjustable length: 160-225 mm
  • Strap Material: Italian leather
  • Strap Color: brown
  • Buckle: stainless steel
  • Movement: quartz
  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM

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