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Top Sustainable Watches for Eco-Conscious People

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Every day, we see a lot of people embracing the environment-friendly and pro-sustainability stance. They express this by doing things such as planting trees, reducing waste, becoming a vegetarian, and producing and consuming sustainable products.

Even the watch industry now commits to making eco-friendly and sustainable watches. For a long time, prominent watchmakers have been accused of unethical mining of precious materials, as well as leaving behind carbon footprints in their daily work. Thus, it’s just time that they advocate for ethical and ecological responsibility.

If you want to buy watches that are sustainable and environment-friendly, make sure to consider the ones on this list for that purpose.

Nomos Glashütte Metro Date Power Reserve Watch

Nomos Glashutte has garnered various awards for being an ethical and eco-friendly company. In 2013, EcoProfit, which is an award-giving body for environmental protection, honored the German watchmaking company’s efforts to reduce carbon emission and promote the use of sustainable materials.

And, in 2015, Nomos Glashutte received the Green Product Award for creating the sustainable watch, Metro Date Power Reserve. The materials of this timepiece were not outsourced, which means shorter supply chains, fewer carbon footprints, and more local employment.

The Nomos Metro Date Power Reserve has a stainless steel case, a white silver-plated dial, Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black leather strap, and DUW 4401 Caliber with 42 hours of power reserve. Buy this award-winning Nomos timepiece now so that you will have a sustainable watch in your watch collection.

Oris Clean Ocean Limited Edition Watch

Oris has partnered with Pacific Garbage Screening to create a watch that tackles the issue of an increasing number of plastics clogging our oceans.

The Oris Clean Ocean Limited Edition is a dive watch featuring a case back medallion made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate plastic. It also comes in a box made from algae with ornamental details made of plastic.

It also pays homage to the beauty of the ocean through its gradient blue watch face and blue ceramic bezel insert. The Oris Clean Ocean Limited Edition runs on Oris 733 Caliber, a self-winding movement with 38 hours of power reserve.

Mondaine Official Swiss Railways Essence Watch

The Essence watch collection by Mondaine is one proof that you can produce wonderfully designed timepieces out of sustainable materials. This collection features watches that have natural rubber straps, bioplastic cases, and packaging made of recycled plastics.

The dial takes inspiration from Official Swiss Railways Clock with its bold hour hands and markers and red-dot seconds hands. As to the cases, you can either pick the 41mm case or the 32mm case version, with both having a 30-meter water-resistance. The timepieces in the Essence collection are powered by Swiss-quartz movement.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Watch with Gray Dial

Chopard is a Swiss watchmaker known for creating iconic timepieces that used ethical gold. But, now, the company is taking its environmental responsibility to the next level by advocating for the conservation of the White-tailed Eagle species of the Alps.

In terms of design, the Alpine Eagle timepiece pays tribute to the classic 1980s sports watch Chopard St. Moritz. Its case and bracelet are made of Chopard Lucent Steel A223, which is durable, scratch-resistant, and hypoallergenic. It also features a textured sun-burst gray dial inspired by the eagle’s iris.

This wristwatch runs on  Chopard Caliber 01.01-C, an automatic movement with a power reserve of up to 60 hours.

Omega’s Aqua Terra GoodPlanet Watch

This version of the Aqua Terra Watch by Omega is a collaboration between the Swiss watch company and GoodPlanet, a non-profit organization with a commitment to changing for the better the future of the human race.

The partnership between the two organizations has already produced two eye-opening documentaries about planet Earth, entitled Time for the Planet and Terra.

This aesthetically appealing timepiece features a lacquered white watch face with blue-colored hands and applied indexes. The dial also has 24-hour GMT display surrounding the inner rim of the dial and a date aperture at 6 o’clock position.

Plus, it comes in a grade 5 titanium case that’s 43mm diameter in size. This titanium case is very durable, and it can resist underwater pressure of up to 150 meters. This Omega wristwatch runs on Omega 8605 Caliber, an automatic movement with Co-Axial escapement and a 60-hour power reserve.

Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80 Watch

If you love watches and you support the conservation of sea turtles, you should buy the Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80 Watch. Some of the profits from the sale of this timepiece will go to Sea Turtle Conservancy, an organization whose aim is to protect the endangered sea turtles of our planet.

This diver’s watch runs on a Powermatic 80 Caliber, an automatic movement with an 80-hour power reserve. It also features a 43mm stainless steel case, a black dial, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, stainless steel bracelet, and a 300-meter water resistance.

Takeaway

One way of saving the planet and promoting ethical manufacturing practices is to support companies that are eco-friendly and pro-sustainability. If you love wristwatches, consider buying the ones mentioned on this list because they are made of sustainable materials, and they are instruments to raise awareness on environmental protection.

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