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A watch made out of 35

bottles worth of recycled plastic – could it be on your wish list this year?

Fashionista meets conservationist so, of course, it’s not just any recycled watch.

American fashion designer, Tom Ford, has created a wristwatch made out of 100% recycled plastic found in the ocean. Yes, the watch is made from recycled material, but it’s stylish and practical, just what you’d expect from the man’s famous designs.

The Rob Report reports that every example of this Swiss-made model removes the equivalent of 35 bottles of plastic waste from the ocean, and comes housed in recyclable packaging.

In a statement released by the designer, he emphasised that sustainability is a key issue in our lives right now.

“In particular, the amount of ocean plastic that we are generating is perhaps taking the greatest toll on our environment of all. For every 1,000 Ocean Plastic Timepieces we produce and sell, we permanently remove and prevent 490 pounds of plastic waste from entering the ocean.”

The matt black watch is water-resistant and is only available to buy at Tom Ford boutiques around the world, for around R15 096.

Well, for that price, it might have to stay on that wish list a little longer.

Watch Tom Ford’s video below for a closer look at the recycled watch.

Image credit: Wallpaper

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