Swiss watch brand Oris announces a new partnership with the social enterprise Bracenet, which makes accessories from upcycled ‘ghost’ fishing nets.
Just like plastic wastage and other pollutants, lost or discarded fishing nets (also known as ghost nets) represent a major threat to marine life.
The social enterprise Bracenet was founded by Benjamin Wenke and Madeleine von Hohenthal in 2015 to deal with this hazardous waste product. Initially, they began making bracelets out of upcycled ghost nets, and Bracenet was born.
Bracenet’ core product is still bracelets, but the range has expanded to earrings, bags, keychains and now watch dials.
The Oris X Bracenet is a special-edition Aquis Date diver’s watch with a spectacular dial made of recycled ghost and end-of-life nets. Thanks to a special manufacturing process, each dial has a unique appearance.
There’ll be two stainless steel versions of the watch, one with a 43.50 mm case and a second with a 36.50 mm case.
Both have automatic mechanical movements and unidirectional rotating bezels, and are water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres). They have sapphire crystal front glasses and mineral glass case-backs.
Model: Oris X Bracenet
Multi-piece stainless steel case
Sizes: 43.50 mm (1.713 inches) and 36.50 mm (1.437 inches)
Top glass: Sapphire crystal, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case back: Stainless steel, screwed, see-through mineral glass, special engravings
Stainless steel screw-in security crown with crown protection
Water resistance: 30 bar (300 m)
Upcycled ‘ghost’ fishing net
Hands and indices filled with Super-LumiNova®
Oris Calibre 733
Power reserve: 38 hours
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at 6 o’clock, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet, security folding clasp (43.50 mm version comes with clasp extension)
Swiss retail price