Swedish label TRIWA and the Humanium Metal Initiative are collaborating on a line of minimal watches which, they hope, will help end gun violence.
The project has launched on Kickstarter, and boasts a pretty special USP: The watches are crafted from Humanium Metal, a material made from destructed illegal firearms taken off the streets of conflict zones around the world. Furthermore, a portion of the profits are donated back to societies afflicted by gun crime.
TRIWA has developed watches for over 10 years and, according to its page, hopes to “transform the [watch] industry.” The Humanium Metal has been molded into a solitaire piece with contrasting metal treatments. It features TRIWA branding, embossed indexes on the dial and red second hand, a date display, and crown center. The timepieces are optioned in two sizes: 34mm or 39mm.
Each watch arrives with scratch-resistant sapphire glass and a model number.
Peep the watch development process in the gallery above, or head over to Kickstarter to discover more about the project. Already, it has exceeded its goal of €250,000, having been backed to the tune of €686,554.
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