Update #9 – SSRS

May 07, 2018 6 Comments

Update #9 – SSRS

Blackwater Limited Edition X Swedish Sea Rescue Society

The limited edition Blackwater is developed for the Swedish Sea Rescue Society. We are incredibly proud to get the opportunity to create this truly unique watch and at the same time get to benefit this great organization.

Both dial and case back feature the SSRS logo

The Swedish Sea Rescue Society - The story

In the early 1900’s, Swedish sea rescue was in such a bad shape that is often was used as a international warning example.

In 1903, the Swedish coast line was ravaged by severe storms that caused the death of many people. The same year a world congress on sea rescue was held in Germany. There Sweden, together with Greece, was highlighted for particularly poor rescue service for shipwrecked mariners.

Participant in this conference was Swedish Albert Isakson, at the time a shipbuilding engineer at English Lloyd. Determined to do something about this poor situation, he traveled back home to Sweden to spread the word and make a change.

The Swedish government showed no interest in Albert’s vision of an effective national sea rescue. Instead, he gathered private representatives of Swedish shipping for a meeting in Stockholm on June 1, 1907. After the meeting an organization had been formed - Svenska Sällskapet för Räddning af Skeppsbrutne (SSRS) or The Swedish Sea Rescue Society.

Ten years after the forming of the organization, in 1917 there were 4770 members and a total of 11 rescue vessels.

Fast forward 100 years and those numbers have risen to 111.000 members and over 200 vessels of different kinds, but most importantly there are now 2319 rescue workers in the organization who constantly put their own lives at risk for the sake of others, totally voluntarily.

The Swedish Sea Rescue Society participates in around 80% of all sea rescue operations in Sweden, that’s quite an extraordinary number.

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A watch that will save lives

When we got the OK from SSRS to proceed with project Blackwater back in 2017, we were over the moon! Growing up just by the sea SSRS have always been around and contributing to a feeling of safety even during the roughest of autumn storms when out sailing.

For us to launch Blackwater as a limited edition of only 300 watches that will benefit their work is our way of saying thank you for all their hard work and also a way of offering our customers a very special watch.

For every watch sold we will donate the equivalent value of one years membership to the SSRS. That means that you won’t only have a very special watch, you will also help saving lives.

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6 Responses

Tusenö Watches
Tusenö Watches

May 08, 2018

Hello everyone,

Glad to see that you are as eager for the next step within Tusenö as we are – you will find all information you need, such as price and release, at tuseno.com/blackwater.

Any questions, just send us an email at hello@tuseno.com

Owen
Owen

May 08, 2018

I think that you are being unnecessarily evasive in your presentation of this new watch. Please, just post a picture of the watch. Your hide and seek marketing approach make me want to just click off your site and write you off as just another cute little company in the sea of independents.

Martina
Martina

May 08, 2018

Love love love this!

Christine Larsson
Christine Larsson

May 08, 2018

Hej.
Vad kostar dessa Blackwater klockorna och är det möjligt för en kvinna att bära den?

Mvh. Christine

Frode Furuhovde
Frode Furuhovde

May 08, 2018

I WAN’T ONE!!!!

Björn Dramsvik
Björn Dramsvik

May 08, 2018

The Blackwater watch SRS edition really apply to me, when will it be on the market ? Price indication ?

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