Introducing Quiksilver "The Ray" watch
edition mechanical eco-conscious design, hand-built from real ebony wood.
1,000 individually numbered watches produced worldwide.
- Real ebony wood sourced from sustainable managed forests, which
means that for every tree used another is planted. The case and links are from solid chunks of wood, not laminate!
wood was chosen for its high density and durable characteristics.100%
recyclable anti-allergy 316L stainless steel 100% recyclable aluminum
100% recyclable mineral crystal 100% solvent free links, 27 jewel
stainless steel and brass automatic movement.
automatic movement watch needs no batteries, which reduces waste and
extends the life of the product. A traditional battery operated
movement has a life of 18 months compared to the endless potential of a mechanical movement.
- 5 Year Warranty
As eco-conscious as a Henry David Thoreau poem read in a meadow at
dusk. The Ray is state of the art technology but produced so purely you
may mistake it for the crisp air of a Big Sur dawn patrol. Every step
of the way the Ray has been designed with an eco-design strategy --
including materials, manufacturing, packaging and transport. If you're
serious about the environment, then it's time to prove it!
Eco-Design Strategy – The
concept of eco-design is to reduce impact to the global environment
throughout every stage of development. This process begins during the
early stages of design and continues throughout the entire life-cycle
of the product.
Materials – A selection of low-impact and renewable materials were used to design The Ray:
- Real ebony wood sourced from sustainable managed forests,
which means that for every tree used another is planted. This wood was
chosen for its high density and durable characteristics.
- 100% recyclable anti-allergy 316L stainless steel.
- 100% recyclable aluminum.
- 100% recyclable mineral crystal.
- 100% solvent free links.
- 27 jewel, stainless steel and brass automatic movement. An automatic
movement needs no batteries, which reduces waste and extends the life
of the product.
Manufacturing – The Ray requires approximately 7
months production time compared to 4 months for traditionally
manufactured watches. This is due to the fact that the majority of the
watch’s components are produced and adjusted by hand. This process
reduces the amount of energy and oil consumed in the manufacturing
process. The watch is then assembled entirely by hand in Quiksilver’s
factories. All these factories are audited to guarantee good working
conditions and respect for social and environmental legislation.
Packaging – The Ray is delivered in a recycled
cardboard package. The packaging is optimized to use 30% less material.
In addition, Quiksilver has eliminated the plastic C-clip stand, films,
water-based inks and embossing traditionally used in watch packaging.
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