World‘s first watch made from recycled coffee

Lilienthal Berlin launches product innovation based on recycled material

9 September 2021

Since the beginning of September, it has been possible to support the market entry of the world’s first watch made from recycled coffee grounds on Kickstarter. Four versions of the “Coffee Watch” are available in a Limited First Edition. After Berlin based designer Julian Lechner has been selling cups and mugs made from coffee grounds under the Kaffeeform label for many years, a product innovation has now emerged in cooperation with Lilienthal Berlin, which also shows the increasing importance of sustainability factors for the watch industry.

Composite material from coffee grounds, biopolymers, waxes and oils

The case of the Coffee Watch is made from recycled coffee grounds collected by bike from Berlin roasters and cafés and taken to a community workshop for drying. The dried grounds are then processed with other renewable, plant-based materials such as waxes, oils, and biopolymers to create the innovative, shapeable material. It took Lilienthal Berlin and Kaffeeform more than 3 years to come up with the perfect combination of materials that go into the sturdy and stylish Coffee Watch case. Today, Lilienthal is ready to release 4 prototypes of the Coffee Watch if the Kickstarter campaign is a success.

The Coffee Watch comes in four different versions. The dial is minimalist with fine engravings, or more traditional with typical Lilienthal Berlin numerals. As for the color, you can choose between black and silver. The case is crafted from Kaffeeform‘s innovative coffee-based material, providing for unique watches with an unmistakable origin. The dark brown tone, round shape, fine marbled design, and delicate coffee aroma perfectly capture the look and feel of coffee cups and beans. In addition, the crown of the watch is cleverly recessed into the back of the case to put the finishing touches on the minimalist appearance. Understated with clean lines, thin hour and minute hands, and an elegant sun cut effect, and boasting a reliable and extremely precise quartz movement from the Swiss manufacturer Ronda, the Coffee Watch makes for an immaculate addition to the Lilienthal Berlin collection. The straps of the Coffee Watch are done in mesh, vegetable-tanned organic leather, or vegan cellulose-based leather.

The Kickstarter campaign will run until October 9, 2021: www.kickstarter.com/projects/lilienthal-berlin/the-coffee-watch

source: Lilienthal Berlin