Well, certainly the world has changed from what it was a month (or more) ago. The change that Triwa is looking to go for is of a different sort, that of helping to eliminate some of the 8 million tons of plastic that end up in the oceans every year. How’s that? By turning that plastic into a watch.
To do this, Triwa has partnered up with Tide Ocean Material (based out of Switzerland). The plastic is collected from the ocean, cleaned, ground into plastic granules, and then it’s ready to be used in making new products. In this case, that takes the form of the Triwa Time for Oceans. Of course, Triwa is no stranger to working with non-ferrous materials to create their watches, but this one follows on with their Humanian project and looks to make a statement with the piece.
To look at the Triwa Time for Oceans – color aside – it cuts a very familiar profile. The dial feels very Explorer-like, while the handset feels very Ranger-like. In short, it takes cues that fit quite tightly in with the more conservative approach that the watch world can sometime take. When you scope in on that dial, though, you see things are a bit different. You’ve got an interesting wave pattern embedded in there, which reinforces what this watch is all about. So, yeah, it’s got a serious element.
The Triwa Time for Oceans is also a bit playful, given the four hues available. Oh, and have no fear, you can actually hit the water with the watch as it does carry a 100m WR rating. So, you know, show the watch it’s roots in a manner of speaking. The Triwa Time for Oceans is available today for ?120 (approx $150). triwa.com