As the official partner of the ‘Plastiki’ adventure program, IWC Schaffhausen presents a new special limited edition of the Ingenieur engineer series Wristwatch: Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition ‘Plastiki’ Special Edition of the Engineer Earth Mission Automatic Watch ‘Plastic’ to celebrate the achievements of this voyage mission.
This watch is made by watchmaker Schaffhausen to the British adventurer David de Rothschild. A tribute to Roschel and his team. This expedition crossed the Pacific Ocean in 2010 in a pioneering, unparalleled catamaran, the Plastiki.
The ‘Plastiki’ expedition has set an environmental feat. The 12-ton catamaran floated on 12,500 recycled plastic bottles and sailed from San Francisco to Sydney to raise the world’s attention to marine health, especially the issue of countless plastic waste being dumped into the sea. David Roschel is not only a pioneer in environmental protection, but also an outstanding thinker, full of extraordinary ideas and enthusiasm. He and his team used this program to witness the waste as a good resource.
Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen is the official partner of this exploration project. IWC hopes to use this event to raise awareness of marine plastic waste. In commemoration of this collaboration, the brand has specially launched the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition ‘Plastiki’ Special Edition, ‘Reference 3236’, limited edition of 1,000.