The Type 5 is the first mechanical watch to be perfectly readable underwater regardless of the viewing angle. The use of oil inside the upper part of the watch cancels out what is known as Total Internal Reflection. Typically, when under the water, a traditional diver’s watch needs to be viewed straight on in order to be read properly – otherwise refraction turns the glass into a mirror. But not with the oil-filled Type 5: this gives it complete legibility whatever the angle of view.The organic design of the Type 5 takes its inspiration from nature, specifically sea turtles. Their distinct aqua-dynamic shape means they are best able to propel themselves easily through the water – so what better shape too for an amphibious watch, right down to its seamlessly integrated uni-directional bezel? The watch is made from titanium ensuring that it is also lightweight – just 87g – and extremely comfortable to wear.The watch is graphically very strong -for improved readability -and is the ideal watch for the gentleman diver, whether he’s in the water or around town.
In June 2006 HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to set up a Foundation dedicated to protecting the
environment and promoting sustainable development at local and global level.Since then, active all over the world, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has sought to bring together scientists, political leaders and economic and civil society stakeholders behind a vital objective for our future – protecting the ocean and the land. The Foundation’s long-term action has led to some encouraging victories being on, whether in safeguarding endangered species or improving living conditions in rural communities by implementing new sustainable and ethical solutions.The Pelagos Sanctuary is a marine territory of 87,500 km2 in the waters of the Principality of Monaco, France and Italy, the three states being signatories of the Pelagos Agreement. The Sanctuary is home to a remarkable biodiversity, with many species of marine mammals such as dolphins, cachalots, and fin whales. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the WWF, the IUCN and MedPAN have joined forces to create the Pelagos Initiative to support the protection of this unique area. This commitment of civil society aims to fund activities for the protection, conservation and promotion of the Sanctuary, in accordance with the management plan of the Pelagos Agreement