A Fine Pairing
RJ-Romain Jerome watches are known for containing bits of history, such as metal from the Apollo 11 space station or the Titanic, but the brand is no less committed to safeguarding the planet’s future. Part of the profits from the sale of its watches, such as the sci-fi-esque Spacecraft (The Hour Glass Edition is seen here), go to the Environment Society of Oman.
Blancpain recently unveiled the Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback, the first of a series of limited-edition timepieces. Part of the proceeds from each of the Ocean Commitment watches will go towards supporting marine-conservation initiatives. While it reflects the tradition of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms diving watches, this design features a new in-house movement with a column-wheel chronograph.
A Better Land
Developing healthier and sustainable food resources is a subject close to the hearts of philanthropists Susan and David Rockefeller, who do advocacy work and recently hosted an event dedicated to the issue. To celebrate the event, Girard-Perregaux created a special edition of the its Cat’s Eye watch, which bears 73 green tsavorites on its dial and the inscription “Protect What Is Precious”.
Since forming a partnership in 2011, Omega and the Goodplanet Foundation have embarked on several environmental initiatives. The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Goodplanet pays tribute to the collaboration. Additionally, part of the proceeds from this watch, which is powered by the automatic Co-Axial Calibre 8605, will fund a project to preserve South-east Asian mangroves and seagrasses.
The source of many of Charles Darwin’s scientific findings, the Galapagos Islands is today home to the Charles Darwin Research Station. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Galapagos Islands” celebrates the commitment that IWC has made to the non-profit organisation since 2009. Powered by an in-house automatic movement, the diving watch features IWC’s Safedive and quick-change bracelet system.