- Aug 5, 2021
So the big question of the hour is whether you are a nature lover! And since the hour is important, let me guess, do you love watches? Well, puns apart, here is the watch that has the perfect idea of utilizing nature to produce watches as Fossil is here with its new Solar watches. The Fossil Solar watch is powered by a solar charging and bio-plastic casing.
Fossil has been nurturing the idea of making their products absolutely eco-friendly by 2025. They have named this program as the ‘Pro-planet criteria’. These Fossil Solar watches are just another stepping stone in visualizing the same goal. You must be wondering how come an entire watch be made this way? Let us have a look then.
Fossil Solar Watch features
The Fossil Solar watches are charged through solar cells, are designed to make the best use of sunlight as is evident from the nomenclature. Obviously, there are solar panels on the watch. The outer ring has been provided with solar cells so that the light energy captured by the ring is converted into the cells and then stored in the battery. These rechargeable batteries once full can serve up to 4 months before needing further charging.
Talking about the design, the watch is pretty simple but elegant. It has the absolute suave looking black dial with prominent white hands and the digits are also white. This makes every glance at the dial very effective. This analog watch has a single rotating crown on the right side of the dial.
You must be wondering, how is this part eco-friendly! So, the Fossil Solar watch case is made out of the partial bio-plastic which is earned by the vestigial products of castor oil. Then comes the strap. The straps, that you can avail in various color options, are yarn spun and are produced by using refused plastic bottles. These Pull-through straps may appear simple but to stay apart from cliches, Fossil Solar watches are provided with 5 different color strap options. Cool, right?
The journey through eco-friendly substances isn’t over yet. You must be also informed that the packaging has also been taken care of. Fossil has made the packing box using cardboard boxes. Hence you may use is to store trinkets when not using to store the watch articles. And once you throw them, they are bio-degradable, hence no worries.
Price and availability
UK and Europe will be the launching grounds for the Fossil Solar watches. There will be two variants 36mm and 42mm. From mid-may, these Fossil solar watches will be available £129 and €149.
So from the body of the watch to the shipping boxes, everything is pretty eco-friendly. The idea of producing at least a few parts that are eco-friendly will lead to ideas that will turn the products completely eco-friendly. Here we learn the value of one step at a time towards a greater goal. And Fossil Solar watches are definitely making way and setting the examples.