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Analog Watch Co. Designs a Watch with Wine-Dyed Cork Bands

10.02.18 | By
Analog Watch Co. Designs a Watch with Wine-Dyed Cork Bands

When you think of wristwatches, your mind probably doesn’t go to wine, but that will change after taking a look at The Somm Collection. Designed by Analog Watch Co., the same brand that created watches out of wood, marble, and plants, the collection of watches feature real cork bands that were dyed with actual wine – cabernet and blueberry wine to be exact.

The tannins in wine not only give it that wine flavor, they’re what causes your teeth to stain when you’re drinking it. That staining factor is what led Analog Watch Co. to use it to their benefit by dyeing the animal-free cork surface bands. Cork happens to be an all-natural and renewable material, and no harm is done to the oak trees while harvesting, which means it’s also an environmentally-friendly option. Plus, Analog is going to plant an oak tree for every watch they sell, so it’s a doubly good option!

There are five bands to choose from, red and blue which are dyed with wine, and natural cork, white cork, and black cork. Paired with the bands is a double-layered sunray dial housed within a brushed metal case, each of which are inspired by types of wine – Rosé for rose gold, Cassis for black, Chardonnay for gold, and Sake for silver.

The bands can easily be swapped out as it’s outfitted with a quick release spring bar.

Want a watch from The Somm Collection? Back their Kickstarter campaign for a early bird price starting at $75.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.