Watches for World Ocean Day

June 8th marks World Ocean Day. As well as celebrating the ocean and the role it plays in our lives, this day marks a call for change. The 2024 action theme for World Ocean Day is ‘Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate’. And although the theme is ambitious, there are various ways in which we can contribute to it. Phasing out the production of single use plastics and making the best use of all exciting climate solutions are just two of the many ways we can create a healthy blue planet. While you may not originally think of it, wearing a watch is also a great way to show your support. As a result, we have curated this list of our top watches for World Ocean Day that contribute to a both healthier ocean and climate; and look stylish whilst doing so. Keep reading to discover more!

Watches for World Ocean Day: Our Recommendations

Seiko Men’s Save The Ocean | Manta Ray | Stainless Steel Bracelet SRPE33K1

Representing the view of the ocean, as seen by three endangered Manta Rays, this special edition Seiko aids marine conservation projects. The blue dial, echoing the gradations of sunlight refraction and the waves of the ocean, features baton indices and silver-tone hands. To ensure optimal legibility, they both come with a LumiBrite coating. So even if you’re at the depths of the ocean, the time is readable. The dial also features a magnified date aperture at 3 o’clock. For ultimate protection and clarity, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal encases the dial. A black unidirectional rotating bezel, which ensures great safety whilst diving, frames the dial. A 43.8mm stainless steel case, which houses the watch’s 4R36 automatic movement also frames the dial. A stainless steel case with a three-fold clasp and extension concludes the model’s classic design. Moreover, aided by the screw-down crown, the watch is water-resistant up to 200 metres.

With this model, Seiko donates proceeds to sea conservation organisations. So by purchasing this watch, not only are you adhering to the 2024 action theme, but you also supporting a good cause.

Timex Waterbury Ocean Spotted Blue Plastic Watch TW2V37400

With this watch, Timex redesigns the past to make it care for the future. The case, dial and bracelet are all crafted from #tide; a premium material made from upcycled, ocean-bound plastic. The carbon-neutral transportation of this material makes the best of all existing climate solutions; one of the key aims of the 2024 action theme. Inspired by the deep blue of the ocean, the speckled dial exhibits luminescent hands silver-tone baton indices. A dark blue #tide ocean material case frames the dial, while a mineral crystal protects it. Measuring 42mm in diameter, the case is an inclusive size that anyone can wear. Precise and reliable, a quartz movement powers the watch; it ensures accurate timekeeping. Furthermore, a matching dark blue #tide strap, with a deployment clasp, concludes the design of this Waterbury Ocean.

From waste to wrist, with this watch, Timex is working towards a cleaner tomorrow. And by wearing it for World Ocean Day, you too are helping to make this change.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Special Edition Torch and Watch BN0235-01E

A must-have for divers and enthusiasts alike, this Citizen draws inspiration from the majestic Orca whale. The sporty, high-performance timepiece features a 46mm black stainless steel case accented by a black dial with date aperture at 3 o’clock. The dial also features elliptical white hour indices, luminous hands and luminous bezel indentations that evoke the shapes and colour scheme of the Orca. Overleaf, the case back exhibits an engraving of the endangered species; serving as a constant reminder that we need to save our oceans. Mimicking the form of an Orca’s fin, the black polyurethane strap fastens with a buckle clasp; guaranteeing optimal comfort and security. Thanks to its Eco-Drive technology, this model is sustainably powered by any kind of light. As well as this, the watch is water-resistant up to 200 metres. An LED torch with 400-lumen brightness also comes with the purchase of this watch.

A perfect companion for deep sea dives, why not take this watch on your next underwater adventure? After all, it’s one of our favourite watches for World Ocean Day!

Thomas Sabo Ocean Vibes (33mm) Blue Wave Dial / Stainless Steel Mesh WA0392-201-209-33

This beautiful watch celebrates the fascination of the ocean. A testimony of the power of the ocean, as well as the freedom of nature, the graduated blue-toned dial features energetic waves in a dynamic three-dimensional design. Sparkling from every angle, the dial also features an array of hand-set zirconia stones. They reflect the shimmer of ocean waves perfectly. Mineral glass with a sapphire coating protects the dial, so both durability and clarity are great. As well as this, a 33mm stainless steel case and bezel frame the dial. A subtle, but nonetheless stunning detail, the side of the case exhibits a wave-shaped engraving. The crown shines with a facet-cut blue stone and aids the watch’s 50 metres of water resistance. For a stylish finish, the watch secures with a Milanese mesh bracelet and adjustable sliding clasp. And ensuring great precision, the watch is powered by a Miyota GL22 quartz movement.

Express you ocean vibes on June 8th and wear this Thomas Sabo on your wrist. Simply stunning it is sure to grab the attention of anyone passing by.

ORIS x Bracenet Aquis Date Automatic (43.5mm) Recycled Dial / Stainless Steel Bracelet 01 733 7730 4137-07 8 24 05PEB

A partnership between Oris and the German social enterprise Bracenet, this watch features an ocean-inspired dial, acting as a daily reminder of your contribution to ocean conservation. Abandoned ‘ghost nets’, which harm marine life, are melted down and the result is this unique green dial. For optimal timekeeping the dial features centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds as well as large baton indices; they all feature a luminescent coating. And enhancing the practicality of the watch, a date aperture features at 6 o’clock. A steel bezel with a silver-tone scale and a 43.5mm multi-piece stainless steel case encircle the dial. Within this case, and also visible through the exhibition case back, lies the watch’s 733 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve. Aided by the screw-in crown, the watch is water-resistant up to an impressive 300 metres. Finally, a stainless steel bracelet with a security folding clasp completes the design of this collaboration.

From trash to treasure, this Oris turns a potentially life-threatening waste product into something beautiful. As well looking beautiful on the wrist, it makes a bold statement: change must come!

What do you think of our favourite watches for World Ocean Day? Will you be wearing one to raise awareness and celebrate on this important day? Let us know in the comments

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