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TRIWA is collaborating with the Humanium Metal Initiative to create a new line of watches that will help end gun violence.
TRIWA is collaborating with the Humanium Metal Initiative to create a new line of watches that will help end gun violence.
TRIWA is collaborating with the Humanium Metal Initiative to create a new line of watches that will help end gun violence.
1,726 backers pledged SEK 4,648,821 to help bring this project to life.

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Swedish Designed Watch Made from Destructed Illegal Firearms

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Our new line of watches is crafted from Humanium Metal, a material that is made from destructed illegal firearms. The result? A watch crafted with the utmost care that carries a strong symbolic value and contributes to rebuilding conflict torn societies.

At TRIWA, we have developed watches for over ten years with the goal of transforming the industry. With our Humanium Metal watches we’ll be taking this transformation to the next level by creating watches from the metal of destructed illegal firearms. With your help, we will make a contribution in the fight against armed violence.

We've partnered with non-profit organization IM Swedish Development Partner, which retrieves and melts down illegal firearms from conflict torn societies, turning them into Humanium Metal. We then buy the metal, refine and mold it into watch cases that are later made into TRIWA x Humanium Metal Watches. 

The very purchase of Humanium Metal makes a difference: a portion of funds made from the sale circles back to the society where the firearms were originally collected and supports the victims of armed violence.

We have treated the Humanium Metal with the respect it deserves, molding it into a solitaire piece with contrasting metal treatments. The watch is filled with symbolic references, such as the Humanium Metal logo that is punched on the case, the embossed indexes on the dial and the fiery red second hand, date display and crown center.

 You’ll be able to choose from two sizes: 39 or 34 millimeters with either a vertically brushed dark grey dial or light steel dial. Our latest model is the Hu39-DA which features automatic movement and comes in recycled green canvas, and black or brown tanned leather.  (Now avaialble in a light version as well!)

All TRIWA x Humanium Metal watches backed on Kickstarter will exclusively come with a scratch resistant sapphire glass and each model is numbered to designate the order in which the watch was produced.

Humanium Metal by IM is an award winning material made from destructed illegal firearms and melted into a usable metal. The metal is crafted out of something that used to be a destructive force, now turned into something good. The sales from Humanium Metal generate financial resources used to rebuild conflict torn societies and support victims of armed violence. 

Humanium Metal is part of IM Swedish Development Partner’s strategy to help fulfill United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

The Humanium Metal has been refined into 316L stainless steel to meet the high standards of an everyday wristwatch.

By buying a TRIWA x Humanium Metal watch, you can help the world become a more peaceful place. 

1. IM Swedish Development Partner collects illegal firearms from conflict torn societies

2. The weapons are deconstructed, separating metal from wood

3. Afterwards, the parts are melted in a furnace and casted into what we now call Humanium Metal

4. This is where TRIWA comes in. After purchasing Humanium Metal, we will use the material to craft our new collection, allowing monetary funds to circle back to the conflict torn societies where the firearms were collected.

The collection consists of 4 models and a variety of straps to choose from. Each model is molded from the Humanium Metal in a classic, three hand configuration with punched indexes and a contrasting red second hand, date display and crown. All watches come with either an olive green canvas strap made from recycled plastic or a Swedish organically tanned leather strap in black, brown or tan colour.

All TRIWA x Humanium Metal watches come in an exclusively made box with an imprinted TRIWA x Humanium Metal logo and a certificate of authenticity.

 **NEW**

Anyone who upgrades their pledge (by $44 / SEK 389 / €38 / £34) can get an additional strap at a 35% discount, along with special packaging and a tool to help you switch straps. 

The Humanium Metal initiative by IM has been endorsed by many international peace advocates.

We are a Swedish watch and accessory brand founded in 2007 by four friends Harald, Tobias, Didrik and Ludvig. Our goal is to transform the watch industry through innovation, creativity and design. And, our name TRIWA is an acronym for TRansforming the Industry of WAtches.

We are also proud to be the Stockholm city timekeeper with 34 clocks around the city.

The Team Behind TRIWA x Humanium Metal

Tobias Ericson - Sales Director & Co-founder
Johan Imbro - International Sales Manager  
Ludvig Scheja - Creative Director & Co-founder
Tove Thambert - Head of Product Design
Didrik Wachtmeister - Head of Production & Co-founder
Rebecca Ericson - Social Media Manager
Harald Wachtmeister - CEO & Co-founder

Each watch comes with a certificate from IM, Swedish Development Partner, ensuring the material’s authenticity.

        
      
                                                             

Risks and challenges

Delivery time: We’ve been working with the same supplier for almost ten years and we have a really close working collaboration. However, in manufacturing, there's always a risk of delays. We have added some buffer to minimize the risk and we will be in constant contact with our supplier to ensure a timely delivery.

We'll update you with the progress and let you know if there would be any delays.

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    Pledge SEK 1,999 or more About US$ 228

    1 x Hu39

    $227 | €196 | £171

    Get our larger, 39mm watch with your choice of dial and strap for 35% off of retail pricing. Hurry, these won’t last long!

    INCLUDES:
    - Hu39 Watch
    - Your choice of dial
    - Your choice of strap
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Includes:
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    Pledge SEK 1,999 or more About US$ 228

    1 x Hu34

    $227 | €196 | £171

    Don’t miss your chance to get the 34mm version of TRIWA x Humanium Metal Watch with your choice of dial and strap for 35% off retail pricing.

    INCLUDES:
    - Hu39 Watch
    - Your choice of dial
    - Your choice of strap
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Includes:
    • Hu34 Humanium Watch
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    Pledge SEK 3,998 or more About $456

    2 Pack: Hu39

    $455 | €392 | £342

    Get 2 Hu39 Watches at 35% off the retail price. Perfect for gifting a watch to a friend, or trying a different strap style.

    INCLUDES:
    - 2 x Hu39 Watch
    - Your choice of dials
    - Your choice of straps
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Includes:
    • Hu39 Humanium Watch
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    Pledge SEK 3,998 or more About US$ 456

    2 Pack: Hu34

    $455 | €392 | £342

    Get 2 Hu34 Watches at 35% off the retail price. Perfect for gifting a watch to a friend or owning multiple styles of TRIWA x Humanium Metal.

    INCLUDES:
    - 2 x Hu34 Watch
    - Your choice of dials
    - Your choice of straps
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Includes:
    • Hu34 Humanium Watch
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    Pledge SEK 3,998 or more About US$ 456

    Combo: 1 x Hu39 & 1 x Hu34

    $455 | €392 | £342

    Combo Pack

    Get 1 Hu39 and 1 Hu34 Watch at 35% off the retail price. Perfect for gifting a watch to a loved one or owning both sizes of TRIWA x Humanium Metal.

    INCLUDES:
    - 1 x Hu34 Watch
    - 1 x Hu39 Watch
    - Your choice of dials
    - Your choice of straps
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Includes:
    • Hu34 Humanium Watch
    • Hu39 Humanium Watch
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    Pledge SEK 4,199 or more About US$ 479

    1 x Hu39DA (Automatic)

    $470 | €405 | £357

    You asked, and we answered. Get our 39mm watch with a dark grey dial, automatic movement, and your choice of strap for 35% off of retail pricing.
    Powered by a Miyota 9015 movement with 24 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve.

    INCLUDES:
    - Hu39DA Watch
    - Automatic movement
    - Your choice of strap
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Hurry, these won’t last long!

    Includes:
    • Hu39DA
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    Pledge SEK 5,997 or more About $684

    3 Pack: Hu39/Hu34

    $682 | €587 | £513

    Get 3 TRIWA x Humanium Metal Watches at 35% off the retail price. Perfect for gifting watches to friends or owning multiple sizes/styles of TRIWA x Humanium Metal.

    INCLUDES:
    - 3 x TRIWA x Humanium Metal watches
    - Your choice of sizes
    - Your choice of dials
    - Your choice of straps
    - Certificate of authenticity

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    • 3 Pack
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    Pledge SEK 6,198 or more About US$ 707

    2 pack: Hu39-DA and Hu39

    $697 | €601 | £529

    Get two 39mm watches, one automatic model with a vertically brushed dark grey dial, and one quartz model where you can choose between dark grey or brushed steel dial color.

    Both models are offered exclusively on Kickstarter at 35% off retail.

    INCLUDES: 
    - Hu39-DA watch with automatic Miyota 9015 movement
    -Hu39 watch with dark grey or steel brushed dial
    - Your choice of straps 
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Includes:
    • Hu39 Humanium Watch
    • Hu39DA
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    Pledge SEK 6,198 or more About $707

    2 pack: Hu39-DA and Hu34

    $697 | €601 | £529

    Get one 39mm watch featuring automatic Miyoto 9015 movement and a vertically brushed dark grey dial, along with one quartz 34mm model where you can choose between dark grey or steel dial color.

    Both watches are offered exclusively on Kickstarter at 35% off retail.

    INCLUDES: 
    - Hu39-DA watch with automatic Miyota 9015 movement
    -Hu34 watch with dark grey or steel brushed dial
    - Your choice of straps 
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Includes:
    • Hu34 Humanium Watch
    • Hu39DA
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    Pledge SEK 7,996 or more About US$ 912

    4 Pack: Hu39/Hu34

    $910 | €783 | £685

    Get 4 TRIWA x Humanium Metal Watches at 35% off the retail price. Perfect for gifting watches to friends or owning multiple sizes/styles of TRIWA x Humanium Metal.

    INCLUDES:
    - 4 x TRIWA x Humanium Metal watches
    - Your choice of sizes
    - Your choice of dials
    - Your choice of straps
    - Certificate of authenticity

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    Pledge SEK 8,398 or more About US$ 958

    2 pack: Hu39A (Automatic)

    2 pack: Hu39-Automatic
    $940 | €810 | £714

    Get two 39mm automatic models with a choice of dark grey or brushed steel dial color.

    Both watches are offered exclusively on Kickstarter at 35% off retail.

    INCLUDES:
    - 2 x Hu39A watch with automatic Miyota 9015 movement
    - Your choice of straps
    - Certificate of authenticity

    Includes:
    • Hu39DA
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    Pledge SEK 9,995 or more About $1,140

    5 Pack: Hu39/Hu34

    $1137 | €979 | £856

    Get 5 TRIWA x Humanium Metal Watches at 35% off the retail price. Perfect for gifting watches to friends or owning multiple sizes/styles of TRIWA x Humanium Metal.

    INCLUDES:
    - 5 x TRIWA x Humanium Metal watches
    - Your choice of sizes
    - Your choice of dials
    - Your choice of straps
    - Certificate of authenticity

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