The Devon Works Tread 1 Watch
The Devon Works Tread 1 Watch is a watch like none other. It represents cutting-edge futurism in design, in production and functionality, a watch already weaving a story of its very own. The Devon Works Tread 1 features four internal 2-micron thin belts that rotate through this timepiece’s mechanics with an exact precision. They’re each monitored by an optical recognition system to keep them in tune, with motors powered by a lithium polymer rechargeable cell. Now for the groundbreaking part– that battery is charged via wireless induction, a bold step forward for watch power technology.
The design of the Devon Works Treat 1 Watch appears to share inspiration with a motion picture film camera of the last century. The thin belts that slide through this watch’s mechanics recall the same sensation as film flying through a camera at 32 frames per second. The association is fitting, as the Devon Works Treat 1 was designed and constructed in California– not by a motion picture producer, but an aerospace company. The result is a bold, progressive and bulletproof watch with a groundbreaking style of movement in a one-of-a-kind design. The first Tread 1 watch will be available this year for $15,000. [devon works via hodinkee]