By Roberta Naas Photography by Jeff Crawford| April 20, 2015 |
As Austin celebrates Earth Day, it’s time to highlight watches that harness the power of the sun.
The 45th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22nd) is a reminder to us all that preserving the environment is paramount. Luckily, several watch brands are on top of their solar game, unveiling pieces that run on the sun’s power and light.
Solar watches collect and store energy from any light source and then convert it into electrical energy (generally stored in a rechargeable lithium-ion cell) that powers the watch. Once the solar watch is charged, the battery can maintain timekeeping for months on end. In fact, depending on the maker, some can run for as long as six months before needing more light. Additionally, many solar watches offer a great number of functions such as chronographs, dual-time indication, or Global Positioning Systems (GPS). As the world continues to embrace renewable energy sources and becomes more solar savvy, these watches are natural choices that offer service, sustainability, and style.