Now, a more functional, longer-lasting and finer-looking alternative to cheap wrist bands–you know, the ones you get at concerts, bars, et cetera. Enter Geneva-based watchmaker Altanus’ Patch timepiece, hailed as the world’s first biodegradable paper watch, Ecouterre reports, via WWD.
While light in weight–just 11 grams–the paper timepiece will hardly go unnoticed: it’s available in a host of neon colors–bright magenta, yes, please–and seasonal patterns, featuring flags, lemons, flowers, and more. You can rest assured it won’t wear and tear on you, either, it’s waterproof.
The Patch can be found at select stores, including Madl’Or Horlogerie- Bijouterie in Monte Carlo and Old Village in Brighton, England; it will cost you 24 euros, or $33.50 at current exchange rates. Visit Patch Watches for more.
by Emma Grady, New York, NY