The American-based company, Fossil has launched its Solar Watch in India in two dial options. By the name, you can also come to know that the watch is solar-powered, on a single charge, the watch can run for up to four months, the company claims.
According to Fossil, they made the straps of the watch by using approximately 16 plastic bottles. The company in a press note has also added this solar-powered Solar Watch is Fossil’s first step towards creating products with more sustainable materials.
The feature-laden watch will come with a 36mm and 42mm dial-options, both come with a price tag of 9,995 INR. There are only 1,754 Fossil Solar Watches available to purchase globally, you can buy this limited edition Solar Watch via Fossil India site or from select Fossil retail stores.
Moreover, Fossil says it will plant a tree for every Solar Watch purchase. It has partnered with EcoMatcher for the same. The buyers will be able to name the tree, check it is planted, and track its CO2 performance.
Fossil’s latest watch is not just a smartwatch designed to offer regular wristwatch functionalities. The company states that the outer ring of the watch case acts as a solar panel, capturing light and converting it to energy using a solar cell beneath the dial. The Solar Watch requires nearly five hours to charge under full sunlight. To indicate low battery on the watch, the company states that it starts moving at two-second intervals instead of its normal one-second intervals – therefore, suggesting users recharge the Solar Watch.
The Fossil Solar Watch is available in five colorful strap options including Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, and Yellow. The watch is fully vegan that means that no animal by-products were used in the making of the Solar Watch, Fossil highlights.