Few firms take the term “sustainability” as seriously as One Eleven. From the packaging in which the watches are sold to the casings housing the mechanical works, the timepieces are made from recycled materials and plant-based castor oil plastics. Unlike other watchmakers that claim solar power, but actually rely on a combination of solar panels and batteries, One Eleven watches are 100% solar-powered, taking their energy both from the sun as well as artificial light, thus making them practical for those of us who spend the majority of our time indoors, despite our Indiana Jones fantasies. The Everest Watch Collection is built around a 42mm bio-plastic casing made from castor oil, in which resides the solar-powered works protected by a hardened mineral crystal lens. The colorful eco straps are crafted from recycled water bottles and offered in an array of colors inspired by Tibetan prayer flags representing the elements of nature; 111Watches.com.
Grand Banks yachts are iconic due to classic looks, practical design and the ability to go as far as the owner cares to venture. The new GB 54 does all that, while managing to sneak in a few high-tech improvements.
Entertaining at home during a pandemic is definitely different — and in many ways better. Hosts are very cautious and respectful of the situation and having smaller gatherings of immediate family members and close friends that yield memories that will last a lifetime.