Last year, Swedish watch brand TRIWA crafted timepieces out of melted-down illegal firearms from El Salvador, considered the world's most deadly country outside of a war zone in 2015, resulting in melting down nearly 5,000 illegal firearms and giving back over $70,000 to local anti-violence projects.
TRIWA is hoping this year's version will be even more successful and is once again partnering with Humanium Metal to introduce a second round of timepieces. 2019's lineup includes the Hu39 Chrono Slate, Hu39 Chrono Classic, Hu39 Swiss Slate, Hu39 Swiss Classic, Hu39 Automatic Slate, Hu39 Classic, and the Hu34 Classic. Details for each model can be found on the Kickstarter page linked below.
Like most of TRIWA's offerings, the products are contemporary enough to fit in to a modern wardrobe yet understated and sophisticated enough to be dressed up. Undoubtedly there's plenty on offer and you can feel good about getting your hands on one since 15% of every sale goes back to El Salvador in order to directly benefit the society from which they were originally collected and support the victims of armed violence.
Every watch comes with a certificate of authenticity and an exclusively made box. You can support the initiative and get an early order in for a watch over at the Kickstarter page. Prices for a single timepiece start at $179 and go up to $525.