tide ocean material® is made from 100% ocean-bound plastic, developed in partnership with Swiss scientists. On five islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand, local fishermen are being trained and paid to gather and sort plastic waste. This material is registered, washed, shredded and turned into a granular material that can be injected or spun into a yarn. #tide has just launched a third product: Filament that can be used for 3D-Printing.
In the #tide Luminox timepiece, this 100% recycled material is used to make the case, bezel, and strap.
Origin: Swiss Made
Always Visible: Constant glow for up to 25 years
Size of case (diameter): 46 mm
Function: Time Date
Water resistance (meters, feet, ATM): 200 / 660 / 20
Movement: Swiss Quartz
Case material: 100% Recycled ocean-bound plastic material
Bezel: Uni-directional rotating
Case back: 316L Stainless steel screw in
Crystal glass material: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating
Crown: Screw in, double security gasket, crown protected
Strap / bracelet: Recycled ocean-bound plastic material
Lug width: 24 mm
Case height: 14 mm
Weight: 72 g
Case and dial
The blue case features a grey wave textured dial with sapphire crystal and a 3R’s (Reduce Reuse Recycle) logo at 6 o'clock.
Our sustainable outdoor watch comes with green and orange light tubes, that are visible in any conditions without having to be charged by an external source. This proven technology uses tritium gas encased in sophisticated tubes, and the tritium gas is itself recycled.
The timepiece is housed by a blue case made from 100% recycled ocean waste.
Strap made from #tide ocean waste material
The ECO series watch comes with a signature buckle, quick release spring bars and a dark grey strap in 24 mm. The material of the strap is called #tide ocean material, which is made from 100% ocean-bound plastic.
All straps with the same lug width fit the watch.
About #tide ocean material®
The material is made from 100% ocean-bound plastic, developed in partnership with Swiss scientists. On five islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand, local fishermen are being trained and paid to gather and sort plastic waste. The #tide material starts out as this collected plastic waste, which is then broken down by a sophisticated sustainable process to its base particles. These are treated, cleaned, and then shredded so that they can be injected, just like the original plastic it once was. In this way, Luminox reuses this material, reduces the impact on the planet, and helps to clean up the ocean, while also helping these indigenous people learn a new skill and make a regular income.
Sustainability has been on Luminox’s radar for a while, and its parent company, Mondaine Watch Ltd., is one of the world’s first carbon-neutral watch companies. Since 2020, all Mondaine brands, including Luminox, operate with net-zero carbon emissions. The Mondaine Group uses solar power and eco-friendly materials in its production processes and is renowned for its innovation, including in the environmental field. In addition, a proportion of the company's revenue is donated to social and environmental non-profit organizations, such as Fairventures Worldwide .