The Meridiist Infinite features a photovoltaic panel in between the screen layers that charges automatically when under a light source.
Tag Heuer isn’t a brand one normally associates with mobile devices, but it is known to make luxury devices that are constructed out of exotic materials. The luxury watch manufacturer’s latest handset, called the Meridiist Infinite, is a candybar form factor device that can charge itself through solar power. This is achieved by placing a thin photovoltaic cells in between the layers of the screen. When under natural or artificial light, the cells charge automatically and deliver this charge to power the battery. The result is a device that provides perpetual stand-by time, at least as long as it is near a light source.
The more mundane details of the Meridiist Infinite include a 2.4-inch TFT 320 x 240 LCD screen and a monochrome OLED panel at the front for viewing additional information. The device features dual-SIM functionality and comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and 8GB of storage.
The watch is constructed out of titanium grade 5, the same material used in airliners, and carbon. As with all luxury mobiles, the Meridiist Infinite will be a limited edition, with only 1911 mobiles set to be manufactured. The device will be available at select Tag Heuer locations worldwide starting July. The final pricing isn’t available, but if Tag Heuer’s previous mobile devices are any indication, the Meridiist Infinite will cost more than $5,000.
Source: Tag Heuer