June 9, 2020, Philippines
Aquinus Watches joins with Marine Conservation Philippines' (MCP) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, a registered non-government organization (NGO) established in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, Philippines dedicated to protecting coastal resources through various community drives since 2017.
Known for producing recreational, free diving, or technical dive watches, Aquinus Watches with the target market in the US and Europe handpicked MCP as its first Asian local partner. The partnership formed the new collection branded as MCP2019 Limited Edition priced at $245 with one hundred watches released on World Oceans Day last June 8. MCP also gets twenty percent (20%) of the total sales at the end of 2020. The timing is right as the pandemic temporarily stopped the NGO's outreach. Simeon Delante Jr., who is managing the Aquinus brand, said that the MCP2019 launching was supposedly last April, but this challenging period prevented their workforce from speedy production.
Soren Knudsen, Founder of MCP, affirmed that Aquinus understands that companies and individuals can help make a difference. That purchasing the limited edition watches helps fund the work of coral scientists and conservationists, a representation that time is valuable, and that this cause supports paramount importance for the future of our seas, and the people who rely on them. He also hopes that one wears the Aquinus with pride.
The MCP2019 Limited Edition marine conservation watch uses the Swiss Ronda 763 quartz movement and has water resistance up to 200 meters. It sports a three-linked stainless steel bracelet, shiny black luminous-filled indices, and stainless steel brushed round case with matte black aluminum inlay and satin white dial with applied 9-hour MCP logo.
Aquinus plans to have more partners in the future, in line with its long-term programs dedicated to ocean experience and conservation. While Aquinus Watches is optimistic that this undertaking will contribute a meaningful sense to marine conservation, it continuously supports lively recognition by giving away a free watch! One lucky winner will receive a complete set of a watch with packaging and a dry bag. Follow their Instagram page to join the contest until June 30, 2020. Aquinus is also looking for influencers to help evangelize their mission. Click here to apply.
Manufactured by Montrichard Group. Its mission is to encourage eco marine responsibility. It has different collections such as the Blue Aquatic, Hydrautica, Immersius, Marellio, and Ruggada, which has water resistance from 20 to 50 ATM. Some of these collections are also available on WatchGang, a modern US-based watch membership club.
About Marine Conservation Philippines
Registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock and non-profit organization. A partner of the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Local Government Unit of Zamboanguita, PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and among others.