Over the last two years, we’ve observed green initiatives out of watch businesses like the introduction of recycled vinyl straps but now Alpina has tied up with start-up watch brand Gyre Watch to create a new line of watches comprising a composite case made from recycled oceanic plastic and glass fiber.
The first watch in this cooperation is the brand new Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic. It sports a composite example that is 70% plastic debris derived from fishing baits collected from the Indian Ocean and strengthened with fiberglass. The case is a consequence of Alpina’s partnership with Gyre Watch, a Dutch micro-brand set up this year with the expectation of increasing awareness about sea pollution and producing watches made from oceanic plastic waste. Gyre Watch is your handiwork of Dutch journalist Bernard Werk along with the brand’s first version the Gyre SeaCleaner is currently available through the crowfunding Kickstarter platform.
As Stated earlier, the Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic lineup is the beginning of a long-term collaboration between Gyre Watch along with the Maison. The Seastrong is a descendant of this Seastrong’10’, a Alpina watches made in the 1960s. While the original has been capable of reaching depths of 200 meters, the upgraded Seastrong is excellent for 300 meters.
The situation is made of matt black composite case (70 percent PA6 thermoplastic and 30 percent fiberglass). Water-resistant to 300 meters, the situation is fitted with a unidirectional black PVD steel bezel with black luminous markers. The 44 mm situation is 12.5 thick and can be fitted using a screwed-in crown along with an engraved caseback. The 36 mm case is 11.75 thick and has the same feature as the 44 mm case.
The dials are available in shades of blue or dyed mother-of-pearl (for the 36 mm) and luminous hour markers and hands. Both the 44 and 36 mm versions have a date window 3 o’ clock. In addition, Alpina is supplying a shameful vegetable leather strap comprised of recycled apple waste with every men’s model.
The 36 Millimeter version also had a mother of pearl dial option
All watches are powered with the exact same movement – the self-winding AL-525, which is Alpina’s version of this top-grade Sellita SW-200. A 4 Hz movement, it comes with a branded, shadowy PVD-coated rotor and features a 40 hour power reserve. All variants are confined to 1,883 pieces per year, in reference to this year that Alpina was created. They’ll be presented in an exclusive and eco friendly gift set containing an inner box of FSC Mix paper home a situation made entirely from recycled plastic (ABS) with liner made from recycled plastic bottles (rPET). While the 44 mm version is priced at $1,395, the 36 millimeter variant is $1,295.