An ambitious, eco-friendly watch combines progressive design with solar charging and recycled ocean plastic construction,
making the Light-Wave a clean, green, time-telling machine.
October 9, 2021
Nixon’s Light-Wave is the first solar-powered watch made from #tide ocean plastics. Powered by the sun, its unique construction keeps harmful plastics out of the world’s oceans. This dovetails with the introduction of digital non-solar powered surf and tide watches, and a full line of bags also made from ocean plastics. Look closely at the translucent face and catch a glimpse of the solar panel within. Back out a bit and notice the head-turning dial details and the unique case and strap design. Then realize you’ll never change another battery and know you’re on a higher frequency.
The analogue Light-Wave uses reclaimed and recycled plastic from Swiss company TIDE for its strap and case and each watch takes two plastic bottles out of circulation and, with solar-charging, removes the need for single-use batteries altogether .The 36mm Light-Wave features a semi-transparent dial, revealing the movement inside as the skeleton hour and minute hands move overhead. The watch also uses an unusual second hand that spans the entire circumference of the dial
While the idea is to remove plastic from the ocean, Nixon clearly want people to take their Light-Wave into the ocean, making the watch water resistant to 100m. Nixon have also added quick-release spring bars to the 20mm woven strap to allow for easy strap changes.The Light-Wave is Nixon’s latest move towards sustainable materials having already revamped its most popular models using #tide plastic earlier this year.
Incorporating sustainable materials wherever possible, the inspiration behind the Light-Wave is the pursuit of a greener future. Signature Nixon details — like custom hands and applied indices — and a heavy emphasis on stylish design make this a watch like no other.
Hardened mineral crystal resists the bumps and dings of everyday use, while the injected-molded case is both lightweight and durable.
Epson solar-powered quartz movement eliminates the need for disposable batteries, while the #tide recycled plastic case and band remove ocean plastic from the environment.
Epson solar-powered quartz movement.
100 METER / 10 ATM