Not all wristwatches are created equal. That said, most top-end timepieces look remarkably similar and utilise virtually identical tick tock technology – annoying when you’ve just remortgaged your yacht to buy the latest model. Enter, with a shriek of ‘WTF?’, the forehead-slappingly radical Devon Tread 1 Watch.
Hey Mr, nice watch!
Unlike any other watch you’ve seen, this mechanical masterpiece uses 4 compact microstep motors to power a series of exposed glass-nylon belts that adjust the time and date. Mesmerising? It’s like staring into a modern art installation of interwoven, perpetually moving conveyor belts. The fact that it tells the time is almost incidental.
The innovation doesn’t stop with the Tread 1’s patented belt design; an optical recognition system ‘knows’ every belt position at all times. What’s more, the crystal shield encasing its phenomenally accurate movement is made from scratch-resistant bullet-proof polycarbonate, and most of its internal parts are produced by suppliers to the aerospace industry. And if you think that elevates this astounding watch to Bond-esque levels of durability you’d be right. Even its steel case is coated with diamond-like carbon.
watch them in this demo video
Despite being powered by a rechargeable cell that runs for up to two weeks on a single charge, the Tread 1 is far too cool for old-school charging cables. For this reason its luxe box is outfitted with wireless recharging technology.
scratch-resistant bullet proof polycarbonate casing!
Impressed? You should be, but if you’re in the market for a product boasting this level of engineering excellence you probably already know that Devon is a company synonymous with innovative luxury design. An essential addition to any serious watch collection, the Tread 1 is, without doubt, the most striking piece of wrist candy we’ve ever seen. Mr Diddy, belt up and eat your heart out!