26 Apr
Aeronautical engineering for your wrist

It shouldn’t really surprise that Scott Devon is the man behind the hyper-engineered and aesthetically warp speed Devon Tread 1 Watch, as he’s also the man behind the crazed American supercar the Devon GTX. The man obviously has a fetish for the ultra-engineered. So it makes sense that his Tread 1 watch is more California aeronautical engineering marvel than Swiss timekeeping gem. Besides being bulletproof (yes, bullet proof), its crystal window is temperature compensating and transmits data to an aerospace-designed microprocessor. And the Tread 1’s timekeeping engine is made up of four 2/1000th of an inch thin belts, each operated by an individual electric motor.  An optical recognition system tracks the the status of each belt at all times to ensure extreme precision, with the tiny motors powered by a lithium polymer rechargeable cell. It sounds more like a military vehicle than wristwatch. Aesthetically, three of the four belts come to rest under a floating view-plate to indicate the time, while the seconds belt is continuously moving. Check out the video below to get an idea of the engineering, it’s mindboggling…

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  1. army mos says:

    Awesome article , I am going to spend more time learning about this topic

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