Spinnaker Watches have just launched a unique collaboration timepiece – the Spinnaker Hass – in aid of, and in conjunction with, the Marine Conservation Society, a UK based charity that is dedicated to education, advocacy and action to protect the ocean.
In designing the watch and packaging, Spinnaker has tried to make it a wearable reminder of the sustainability, long life, recyclability and circular economy possible and necessary to preserve the health and integrity of the world’s oceans, which are so vital to all our wellbeing.
The Spinnaker Hass X MCS Limited Edition was purposely released last Wednesday, on World Ocean Day, its name being a tribute to the life and work of well-known Austrian marine biologist, documentarian and diving pioneer, Hans Hass.
Only 500 of each colourway has been produced, with the sale of each watch, all of which are uniquely numbered, going towards the funding of work undertaken by the Marine Conservation Society for a cleaner, better protected and healthier ocean.
The two colourways have been inspired by the natural palettes found in the depths of the ocean, built solidly so as to be a sturdy and robust dive watch, capable of 300m of water resistance, fitted with a solid stainless steel case and topped with a dual register countdown and time elapsed timer bezel.
The sapphire lens is scratch resistant, and the index and hands are coated with generous layers of Swiss Super-LumiNova for better visibility in lower light conditions, particularly when underwater.
The watch is fitted with a battery free Japanese TMI NH16 Automatic movement and custom ‘roulette’ style date wheel. You can choose either a solid stainless steel bracelet or a rPet (recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) nylon Nato strap that has been fabricated from recycled discarded plastic. Even the packaging is made from recyclable, bio-degradable card printed out of non-toxic dyes.
Spinnaker Watches commented:
“We’re proud to be partnering with the Marine Conservation Society with our SPINNAKER HASS dive watch. We hope the contribution made through sales will go towards aiding the charity in its work as an organization with a critically important mandate. Every watch we produce is built with a consideration of being intelligently and efficiently made to minimize waste and to upcycle and re-use componentry and parts wherever possible. With the HASS X Marine Conservation Society collaboration, we’ve gone further by incorporating materials, colours and a design that draw directly from the natural colours of the aquatic world.”
Anne Weinhold, who is the Corporate Fundraising Team Lead at the Marine Conservation Society, added:
“We’re so pleased to be working alongside SPINNAKER on this watch collaboration which puts the ocean at its very heart. Our ocean is all too often forgotten, but without a healthy ocean, we cannot have a healthy planet. We hope these watches are a reminder of the incredible world under the surface of our seas and inspire people to get out and explore more of it.”
To find out more about the Marine Conservation Society and the vital work they undertake to protect our oceans, please visit the charity’s website: www.mcsuk.org. And to purchase one of the limited edition Spinnaker Hass x MCS watches, priced at £375, please visit: https://spinnaker-watches.co.uk.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Spinnaker Watches