Time is ticking on planet earth. Forest's are dwindling, trees being felled, deserts are encroaching on lush land at an alarming rate, extinction of plant, insect and animal life is rampant, some we have never even discovered. The world population is growing and our natural resources are shrinking.
Hamilton, an American Watch Company, in conjunction with Harrison Ford is contributing to conservation awareness.
In 2008, Hamilton unveiled a Khaki Conservation Watch with a highly precise Swiss automatic GMT movement which is viewable via the watches transparent case back which is embossed with the signature of a prolific American Actor, Harrison Ford, as well as the Conservation International Logo. The Khaki conservation is a 42 mm stainless steel watch and is part of the Hamilton Khaki Series. The watch time zones indicates locations of C1 projects - Conservation International projects in the worlds most volatile and threatened natural ecosystems from Suriname to South Africa, from Madagasgar to the Philippines. The watch has a rugged Safari look to it. Maybe it is the Beige new buck leather band which resembles the South African Karoo, a C1 hot spot, with its endless miles of beige bush and arid land.
Harison Ford, a long time Board member of Conservation International, expresses the urgency for conservation;
"Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our species on Earth. When we protect the places where the processes of life can flourish, we strengthen not only the future of medicine, agriculture and industry, but also the essential condition for peace and prosperity,"
A large portion of the proceeds for the sale of each watch , 4000 units were released, will go to the Conservation International Organization.
True to its mission the Watch is delivered in a corrugated recycled cardboard packaging.