After talking the talk, the watch industry is beginning to walk the walk – and not just with isolated initiatives. Sustainable development is making very real inroads, as reported at Watches and Wonders.
Articles on the subject:
Panerai forges ahead with its mission to bring more circular practices to the world of watchmaking with a Luminor Marina built from an innovative metal.
Consumer demand for sustainability has sent brands in search of alternatives to animal leather. This includes watchmakers, which are introducing straps in plant-based biomaterials.
On paper, the idea of wearing scrap metal doesn’t exactly appeal. In reality, it ticks all the boxes. Meet Panatère and ID Genève, two industry players that are setting an example with watches that are 100% Swiss circular economy.
For brands that have made dive watches a speciality, safeguarding the oceans is high on their list of commitments to sustainable development.
For brands that have made dive watches a speciality, safeguarding the oceans is high on their list of commitments to sustainable development. A tool devised by Fondation de la Mer in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group means they can now measure their impact and progress.
While sustainable practices are gaining momentum in the gold and diamond supply chains, for coloured gemstones the process is still in its infancy. In an extremely fragmented industry, progress is nonetheless being made.
The Swiss watchmaker supports the ocean conservation group’s advocacy efforts to restore marine ecosystems. This three-year partnership includes an expedition to Mexico’s Scorpion Reef, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.