The Triwa Humanium Metal Watch is the First of Its Kind

 - Jun 20, 2018
References: kickstarter & fastcompany
The watch industry has always been obsessed with rare and precious materials but Swedish brand Triwa is the first to create a Humanium metal watch. This new material isn't some rare metal mined from deep in the earth. Instead, the metal used in this watch comes from guns that have been confiscated by police and melted down. The material is produced by IM Swedish Development Partner, a non-profit which collects government-confiscated guns and turns them into steel bars.

The Triwa Humanium metal watch is the first timepiece to be made of this material and was created using a newly developed process. This innovative process turns the material into a powder and refines it into a high-quality stainless steel. This process is quite expensive but Triwa was more interested in creating a unique and symbolic.

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