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Devon Works LLC, a Los Angeles-based advanced engineering and design laboratory made a name for themselves by reinventing the watch when they released their now-iconic timepiece, the Tread 1, arguably the most cutting-edge watch made today that combines striking visuals and breakthrough engineering. The Tread 1 dazzled the watch world with its patented system of interwoven time belts powered by its very own electromechanical hybrid movement. The DEVON team employed experts from outside the watch industry, relying upon engineering talent from within the United States aerospace industry - an industry founded on the principle of constantly achieving seemingly impossible tasks.
Although modern in appearance, the DEVON Tread 1 was actually inspired by the Industrial Revolution and the invention of conveyor belts. Now DEVON’s creative lab is releasing a special edition of their debut timepiece, aptly named Tread 1 Steampunk. "If you love watching the wheels, cogs, and gears do their thing as I do, it doesn't take too long to connect the dots to the Steampunk design genre and the Victorian fantasies it conjures," states DEVON’s founder and Creative Director, Scott Devon.
Although very similar in size and configuration to the normal Tread 1, Steampunk is instantly recognizable as something special. The piece measures 56mm x 50mm x 18.5mm and exterior case parts are covered by bronze “body armor,” a term coined by DEVON’s Chief Engineer, Jeff Stephenson, because of the way the cladding protects the original Tread 1 case structure. This body armor is a complex system of parts that is accented by extensive riveting as well as screws and fittings made of a pleasantly contrasting mix of brass and bronze finishes.
Phosphor bronze spring spacers are placed at the four corners of the armor adding even more depth to Steampunk’s aesthetic. The visual symphony carries on inside the case where the most recognizable features are the movement’s brass motor housings and the newly designed indicator plate that’s intricately etched to accomplish a delicate, vintage appeal. The fiberglass-reinforced nylon Time Belts are dark brown while the numerals are executed in an off-white color. All of these elements, among others, contribute to a decidedly antiqued and bespoke appearance.
The Devon Tread watch is arguably the most cutting edge watch made today, a timepiece of striking visuals and technology. The Tread 1 Watch features four internal 2-micron thin belts that spin within the case to display the time. It’s powered by a lithium polymer rechargeable cell that is charged by wireless induction. This electric system runs the belts that are kept in tune with an optical technology. Add that all up, and you have one of the most technically advanced, visually stunning watches ever made. The Devon Works Tread 1 Watch was designed by a California aerospace company, a group that is quite comfortable with fitting square pegs through round holes. This watch is a prime example of their technical prowess.
Measures: 56mm x 50mm x 18.5mm
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