In order to make a positive social and environmental impact, Fossil has now launched the Solar Watch that is globally available in a limited edition of 1,754 pieces for each size – 36mm and 42mm. Encased in a partially bio-based plastic case made from environmentally-friendly castor oil, this colourful all-new Fossil Solar Watch retails for Rs 9,995 and will available for purchase on Fossil.in and at select Fossil retail stores.
In keeping with this commitment, Fossil has given itself a goal to design and produce 100 percent of its products to meet our pro-planet criteria by 2025. Specifically, it wants every product it makes to include at least one sustainability-approved material and all of its primary packaging to be recyclable or reusable. Fossil Solar Watch is a part of this initiative.
This solar-powered timepiece is the first step in our ongoing commitment to create products that are more sustainable. Wondering how does it work? The outer ring of this watch case acts as a solar panel, capturing light and converting it to energy using a solar cell technology beneath the dial. It then stores the energy in a rechargeable battery that powers the movement of the watch. Once fully charged, Fossil Solar Watch is expected to run for around 4 months before you will need to charge it again.
In addition to opting for a more sustainable, solar-powered movement, Fossil Solar Watch comes equipped with five pull-through straps, which are made with yarn spun from approximately 16 plastic bottles (16oz). That is 16 fewer bottles in a landfill, or an ocean or a national park, and one step closer to a greener future.
Besides this, Fossil is partnering with EcoMatcher to plant a tree in honour of each person who purchases the Solar Watch. According to Fossil, “Wearers simply follow the instructions inside the Solar Watch’s box to name their tree, see where it is planted and track its CO2 performance!” With your purchase of Fossil Solar Watch, you can go to https://www.ecomatcher.com/redeem/?cmp=fossil and enter the serial number of your watch to claim your tree.
EcoMatcher plants trees and forests with foundations that EcoMatcher vets. Through technology, EcoMatcher has full traceability and tracks every tree planted in great detail. Once you own a tree, you can virtually travel to it to learn more about its location, species and level of carbon sequestered from the environment and even the farmer who is taking care of the tree.
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