Ocean Conservancy is an advocate for the conservation of oceans, and for over 40 years the non-profit organization has worked across the world with different businesses and governments to find solutions to help protect them.
Breitling, and their eco-friendly surf ambassadors, Kelly Slater, Sally Fitzgibbons, and Stephanie Gilmore, along with Ocean Conservancy, recently held an event in Bali, where hundreds of people cleaned up trash at the beach, particularly plastics, which litter the world’s oceans and beaches and are amongst the most environmentally harmful manmade products.
Consumer company’s such as Adidas have increasingly been integrating ocean plastics into their shoes for years now, and this year they expect to make 11 million pairs of shoes with recycled ocean plastic, which will surely have a positive impact on the planet. Just as we as consumers can stop using plastics straws, for example. Everything that’s done towards the conservation of the planet helps, and plastics are truly one of the worst things as they are not biodegradable.
Breitling has also started using recycled plastics for some of their watch straps. The impact may not be as significant but still a worthwhile effort nonetheless.
This Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition was made in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy. “A portion of the sales of the watch will be donated to Ocean Conservancy and its global fight against ocean pollution.”
The idea is to bring awareness to protecting our oceans, and one way to do it is through the use of Nato straps made of Econyl® yarn, which is produced from nylon waste, one source of which is ocean fishing nets. The straps are extremely durable, and the Econyl® yarn material can be recycled indefinitely.
The Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition watch is presented on a blue-striped satin Nato strap and is delivered with an additional plain blue satin Nato strap. The packaging is also made from 100% recycled material. Retail is $6,250.
Learn more about Ocean Conservancy.