After a few successful collaborations (Earth Day, VSSL), One Eleven watches have teamed up with the overlanding outfit, Roaming Lost. Overlanding is a vehicle-based form of travel, focusing on adventure. Overlanders drive their decked out 4x4’s loaded with all the coolest gear to where the road ends, and beyond in search of new territory, beautiful locations, and a memorable experience. The shared love for adventure, self-reliance, living off the grid, and great gear make the pairing between Roaming Lost and One Eleven a no-brainer. They’ve teamed up to design a watch set that looks as good as it performs.
Los Angeles-based photographer John Kingston is the man behind Roaming Lost. His keen eye for nature and love for gear is clearly evident after a quick look at his Instagram page. John’s passion for photography and overlanding led him to create the Roaming Lost brand. You can see him and his crew put gear to the test on their YouTube channel. It’s clear that they rely on durable, well-designed gear to get them through the toughest terrain, making the One Eleven solar watch an excellent pairing between brands.
The One Eleven solar watch platform is the perfect off-the-grid companion for your next trip. Since it charges by absorbing light, you’ll never need to wind it or change the batteries. While the solar charging is quite impressive, the watch is capable of much more. Housed inside a 42mm 80% recycled stainless steel case, the watch is built to last. The durable case in conjunction with a screw down crown waterproof the watch up to 10 ATM — more than enough for digging your truck out of a deep puddle in the rain, or an impromptu splash in a newly-discovered alpine lake. The black dial with raised white and orange accents is legible in all conditions. It’s styled after a military field watch, and has both 12- and 24-hour scales on the dial.
Since both Roaming Lost and One Eleven are inspired by nature, it makes sense that the watch is manufactured as sustainably as possible. In addition to the recycled steel case, the furnishings are made from a Caster oil-based bioplastic. A camo-patterned strap is crated from rPet (recycled polyethylene terephthalate, aka recycled plastic bottles), and secured to your wrist with a comfortable metal clasp with hook and loop closure.
Even if you don’t find yourself hitting the great outdoors and finding that unknown spot on the trail, you can still appreciate the kit that One Eleven and Roaming Lost have put together. Included with the watch is a paracord survival bracelet and a bright orange key fob. In a pinch, the bracelet can be unwoven and used as a high tensile strength rope, while the bright orange fob will make your keys much easier to find should you drop them while on the trail. The whole package is just plain fun. It’s a nice departure from the standard offerings from One Eleven, and it’s now available in the Windup Watch Shop. You can pick up the kit, recycled packaging and all, for $195 right here.