Solar-powered technology has seen an unsurprising rise. With brands and customers becoming more environmentally aware more solar-powered watch models have become available. Solar-powered watches are durable and can often help extend the power reserves of timepieces. The technology is especially useful in high-functioning models as the solar-charging capability of the watch ensuring you’re never left without it when you might need it the most. Below we have compiled a list of the top 5 solar powered watches of 2021.
Citizen is one of the leaders in solar-charging watch technology. The brand’s Eco-Drive technology has help Citizen to maintain its position at the forefront of solar innovation. Eco-Drive allows for the watch to be charged by natural or synthetic light. This particular model features a distinctly retro-futuristic design. The 44 mm case is made of titanium with a brushed finish. Its bracelet is also titanium. Protecting the grey dial is a durable sapphire crystal. Luminescent hour-markers and hands increase the watch’s readability. Features of the watch include a chronograph and a date aperture placed at the 3 o’clock position. The watch is water-resistant up to 10 bars or 100 meters.
The Seiko Prospex, recognised and beloved by fans due to its distinctive shape, is solar charged with calibre V131. The stainless steel case measures 38.7 mm in diameter. Its stand-out unidirectional bezel in green and beige complements the green dial. Luminescent hands and indices ensure the readability of the timepiece in all conditions. Securing it is a green silicone strap. The watch features a Harlex crystal encasing the dial. The model is also water-resistant up to 200 meters or 20 bars.
If you’re after something more utilitarian we suggest this Casio model. The case and strap are both made of resin guaranteeing the timepiece is durable and comfortable. The model’s analogue dial is complemented by large luminescent rose-gold hands and indices. Protecting the dial is a hard mineral crystal. The stainless steel bezel is black plated and features a brushed finish alongside screw detailing. This high-functionality model can be connected via Bluetooth to your phone. Other features include a calendar, an alarm, a charge indicator level and an LED light. The watch also has a stop-watch function, dual time and a world timer. Ensuring the watch’s water resistance is the crown with a lock function.
If on the other hand, you want something more elegant and modern, this Bering model is the one for you. Bering is known for its sophisticated contemporary watch pieces. The 39 mm polished case is made of stainless steel. Its sunray green dial features an elevated outer section which adds interest to the overall design. Thin silver-coloured baton hands and indices contrast the dial. A date aperture is placed at the 3 o’clock position. The watch is secured by a green-plated Milanese mesh bracelet. For this model, the brand has collaborated with the “Polar Bears International” charity in their effort to preserve the Arctic.
An appealing timepiece, this Junghans Max Bill MEGA is the ideal everyday watch. Elegant and high-class, the model maintains a minimalist streamlined aesthetic. The case measures 38 mm. It and the Milanese mesh bracelet are both made of lightweight titanium, guaranteeing comfort throughout the day. The light grey dial is complemented by thin indices and luminescent grey hands. The dial, featuring a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position, is encased by a convex crystal.
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