Adventure watches are durable and full of potential, and in day-to-day life, they often serve as a reminder of what you’d rather be doing. Luminox is the watch of choice for many elite armed forces and rescue professionals, from the Navy SEALs down. It’s also why the famous survivalist Bear Grylls has a collection with them.
Throughout his travels, Grylls has seen firsthand how pollution – especially ocean plastics – threatens fragile environments. That’s why he’s combined the rugged performance of Luminox with #tide ocean materials for this collaborative watch. Luminox will make only 1,500 of them.
Luminox Bear Grylls Survival ECO 3700 Series
This limited-edition timepiece draws attention to ocean-bound plastics and makes a small dent in the problem using recycled plastics in the case, bezel, and strap. The 45-mm watch uses a non-reflective sapphire crystal and a unidirectional diving bezel, and 316L stainless steel in the crown and case. It is water-resistant down to 200 meters.
Like other Luminox watches, the Survival ECO 3700 Series uses green Luminox Light on the hands and the 3-, 6-, and 9-o’clock positions. Yellow lights grace the second hand and the 12-o’clock position. Further accents include a glowing Bear Grylls logo in place of the 10-o’clock note. His “Never Give Up” reminder sits above the 6-o’clock position.
The #tide ocean material used in the watch contains ocean-bound plastic. On coastal islands in the Andaman Sea, Thai anglers learn how to gather and sort plastic waste and earn money for their services. Others wash and shred the former waste into granular bits that can be molded or spun into a yarn.
MSRP is $445, with a portion donated directly to Project Aware, which works with scuba divers to protect underwater environments. The watch pairs with three additional straps: black nylon over black rubber, a black webbing strap with a white stripe, and a CARBONOX™ bracelet strap.