The Marine Conservation Society is a UK based charity dedicated to education, advocacy and action to protect the ocean.
Released on 8th June – World Ocean Day – the SPINNAKER HASS is also a tribute to the life and work of noted Austrian marine biologist, documentarian and diving pioneer, Hans Hass.
The two colourways are inspired by the natural palettes across the depths of the ocean, crafted solidly and with intent as being sturdy, robust dive watches.
The HASS is capable of 300m of water resistance, with a solid stainless steel case, topped with a dual register countdown and time elapsed timer bezel. With a scratch resistant sapphire lens, the watch displays the detailed carefully finished dial. The index and hands are coated with generous layers of Swiss Super-LumiNova for better visibility in lower light conditions.
A battery free Japanese Automatic, TMI NH16 Automatic movement with a custom ‘roulette’ style date wheel provides an enduring, robust timekeeping engine for the HASS.
The HASS hugs the wrist with a choice of solid stainless steel bracelet or a rPet (recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) nylon Nato strap that is fabricated from recycled discarded plastic.
The packaging is crafted out of recyclable, bio-degradable card printed out of non-toxic dyes.
Throughout the design of the HASS and its packaging, the watch has been considered to be an operating, wearable reminder of the sustainability, long life, recyclability, and circular economy possible and necessary to preserve the health and integrity of the ocean.
The SPINNAKER HASS is a limited edition timepiece with only 500 of each colourway being produced. Each watch is uniquely numbered and the sales of each watch go towards the funding of work undertaken by the Marine Conservation Society for a cleaner, better protected, healthier ocean.
“We’re proud to be partnering with the Marine Conservation Society with our SPINNAKER HASS dive watch. We hope the contribution made through sales will go towards aiding the charity in its work as an organization with a critically important mandate. Every watch we produce is built with a consideration of being intelligently and efficiently made to minimize waste and to upcycle and re-use componentry and parts wherever possible. With the HASS X Marine Conservation Society collaboration we’ve gone further by incorporating materials, colours and a design that draw directly from the natural colours of the aquatic world”
ANNE WEINHOLD, Corporate Fundraising Team Lead at the Marine Conservation Society, said: “We’re so pleased to be working alongside SPINNAKER on this watch collaboration which puts the ocean at its very heart. Our ocean is all too often forgotten, but without a healthy ocean, we cannot have a healthy planet. We hope these watches are a reminder of the incredible world under the surface of our seas, and inspire people to get out and explore more of it.”
To find out more about the Marine Conservation Society’s vital work to protect our seas, please visit the charity’s website: www.mcsuk.org.