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TRIWA returns with a new watch forged from destructed illegal firearms, LARSEN & ERIKSEN goes monochromatic, and Linde Werdelin introduces two new 3 Timer series

We give you the latest launches from the world of watches.

Edited by: Johan Magnusson

Linde Werdelin introduces two new 3 Timer series

Originally launched ten years ago in 2009, the Linde Werdelin Biformeter 3 Timer was an evolution of the brand’s first ever watch series — the Biformeter Elemental and Biformeter Two Timer.

This month, they introduce two new 3 Timer series: the 3 Timer Rock and the 3 Timer Rock Gold. As a first for Linde Werdelin they are using a cool grey in a 3 Timer dial. The name Rock is also a reference to their skiing instrument “The Rock” which was the attachable digital computer which proved so essential to the idea and origins of the brand.

— Our customers have been asking us to bring out more 3 Timer series so when we thought about bringing out one with a cool grey dial it immediately brought memories back to the name “The Rock” - hence the moniker, says Co-founder Jorn Werdelin.

LARSEN & ERIKSEN goes monochromatic

This summer, the watch brand became CO2-neutral in their Copenhagen-based design studio. They also launched a small capsule collection of minimalist wristwatches called A Monochromatic Love Affair.

In three monochromatic colourways, they have reduced their design to its simplest form to focus on the function, texture, and form. The tactility of the strap, the subtle hue differences on the face, and the engraved signatures are placed in the foreground when colour is consistent. These designs showcase the dissolution of material differences.

TRIWA returns with a new watch forged from destructed illegal firearms

As a result of illegal firearms, someone is shot every minute. Swedish watch brand TRIWA, together with non-profit organization, IM, Swedish Development Partner and Humanium are fighting to change that.

The flagship Humanium Metal weapons destruction program was initiated in November 2016 in El Salvador. In cooperation with Salvadoran authorities, IM produced 1.5 ton of Humanium Metal. Since then, the program has been directly involved for the removal and destruction of thousands of illegal firearms. TRIWA X Humanium Metal is an extension of this program, contributing to the demand for Humanium Metal while raising funds for anti-violence initiatives.

Last year, they introduced their first watch, which made it possible for IM to melt down almost 1,500 illegal firearms (+5,000 in total).

The Humanium Metal Watch is now part of UN’s permanent exhibition of disarmament.

TRIWA X Humanium Metal 2.0 is a bigger humanitarian goal than ever, hoping to make an even bigger impact.

The new models — Hu39 Chrono, Hu39 Swiss, Hu39 Slate Automatic, Hu39 Classic, and Hu34 Classic — all comes in different colours. Just like at the first launch, they’re first introduced through Kickstarter. And after one week, the campaign is pledged with $111,725 of the original $25,000 goal — with more than one month to go.