Watch enthusiasts might be familiar with the brand TRIWA (Transforming the Industry of Watches) – a Swedish watch company founded in 2007 whose purpose was to create watches that combine “classic silhouettes and contemporary Scandinavian simplicity”. Cool.
Their innovative studio in Stockholm houses their team of thirty people – where they developed all the watches that are sold through over 1,200 retailers in 25 different markets.
Although they’re focused on classic stylings, they’re still a progressive brand focused on interesting projects – one of which is their TRIWA x Humanium Metal timepiece, a watch made from melted down illegal firearms.
Humanium Metal repurposes the metal from confiscated firearms, to be used in a number of products, like this watch, and then uses a portion of the proceeds to give humanitarian support to victims of armed violence. So not only is each watch a sturdy and attractive piece of engineering, but it also contributes to a good cause!
It comes either in light steel or dark grey and is available to purchase for around $230 (around R3,350), and you can also head over to their Kickstarter campaign page to back their product!