What time is it? Time to save our oceans. Nixon’s Light Wave is up to the task — it’s the world’s first watch made from reclaimed ocean plastics. Additionally, its solar panel charging helps mitigate waste from disposable batteries.
Here’s what we know after our first pass at the brand new Light Wave.
The Light Wave Watch: An Ocean of Technology
Nixon leverages a simple sustainability concept by making the Light Wave watch’s case with reclaimed ocean plastics. The injection molding process results in a case that’s stylish and sustainable. It comes with a 10-ATM/100-meter waterproof rating.
Swiss upcycling company #tide supplies the plastics for the Light Wave’s 36-millimeter case and band. The brand estimates that each watch removes two bottles from the ocean.
The Light Wave is a quartz watch, and Nixon uses a hardened mineral crystal for added durability with solar-powered movement. Look closely at the dial, and you can see the panel just below the surface. Nixon addresses limited light situations by using a solar panel that can charge with various outdoor and indoor light sources. A full charge will give you 4 months of use.
Rising Tide: Implications and Methodology
By delivering the world’s first watch made from reclaimed ocean plastic, Nixon makes a statement. Two bottles may not sound like a lot, but companies like #tide are, well, turning the tide. According to its website, only 9% of all plastic ever made has been recycled — movements like this aim to change that.
Projects like #tide, which utilizes technology developed with the Swiss University of Applied Sciences, dovetail with products like the Nixon Light Wave to make a grassroots difference.
Catch the Wave: Price and Shipping
Nixon introduced the Light Wave watch on June 22nd at MSRP $150. According to the brand, it ships in 100% recycled and curbside-recyclable packaging. Wearing it on your wrist is low-impact, too — the Light Wave is minimally styled and suited to go with any look in four colors.
Learn more about the Light Wave at Nixon’s website. Go to tide.earth for more information about #tide’s upcycling mission, and keep an eye out in the near future for a full GearHungry review.