For superhero types, a $15,000 bulletproof watch

The Tread 1 by Devon Works is a unique timepiece that's described as "space-aged and bulletproof haute horology for the wired generation."

Tread 1
Devon Works enlisted a California aerospace engineering company to help develop the technology for the Tread 1. Devon Works

While Wonder Woman's bracelets can deflect bullets, for a mere $15,000 you can get a device that not only does the same, but can tell time, too. The Tread 1 by Los Angeles-based Devon Works is a unique timepiece that's described as "space-aged and bulletproof haute horology for the wired generation."

Exactly how Space Age is this watch? Instead of quartz crystals and gears, the Thread 1 comprises four belts that are only 2/1,000 of an inch thick turned by an individual microstep electric motor. To ensure accuracy, an optical sensor tracks the status of each belt and the system is powered by a lithium polymer battery.

Interestingly enough, instead of plugging the timepiece to a wall to charge, the device uses wireless charging to maintain battery power. The video shows how it works.

Here's where it gets weird. We're all used to watches having over a year of battery life. But the Thread 1 requires charging every two weeks. So, if you have delusions of being the next Wonder Woman (or Wonder Man?), make sure you bring your charger if your adventures take more than a couple of weeks. The Thread 1 is expected to hit retail status later this year.

(Source: Crave Asia)

 

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