Steampunk fans rejoice! Devon has unveiled a limited edition Steampunk watch, called the Tread 1. Unfortunately, it will set you back a cool $25,000USD. It’s not just for looks, as this timepiece “features four internal 2-micron thin belts that spin within the case to display the time.” That’s not all, it’s “powered by a lithium polymer rechargeable cell that is charged by wireless induction.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
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.
Operating out of California, DEVON is the only American watch company using its own proprietary movement. In late 2010, the Tread 1 was nominated for the Gran Prix d’Horlogerie de Genéve in the category of Design and Concept Watch – the first American watch brand ever to receive this laudable recognition.