Devon Works, the California-based manufacturer of cutting-edge timepieces, welcomes a transparent successor after their highly successful limited edition Tread 1 Steampunk model that was launched in 2012.

The Tread 1 Exoskeleton substitutes metal for translucent polycarbonate on the watch’s end caps, master links, and crown thereby creating a panoramic window into the very heart of the movement’s inner-workings. This protective plating becomes the watch’s most eye-catching design detail and also was the inspiration for the name. DEVON’s ‘exoskeleton’ is designed and engineered with painstaking detail and requires considerable machining time to fashion.

However, the team took the theme even further by transitioning as many of the movement parts as possible into a translucent medium. As one example, the Tread 1’s motor housings have been revised to provide better viewing of the complicated engine beneath them. Even the company’s patented Time Belts received the translucent treatment and now allow for a clear view deep into the heart of the movement.

One of the most notable design distinctions on the Exoskeleton from prior Tread 1 models is DEVON’s first ever use of a metal multipart linked bracelet that contributes to the piece’s futuristic character and blends well with the new design language.

Technical details
56mm x 50mm x 18.5mm
Polycarbonate and 316L stainless steel case components
Metal multipart linked bracelet
Translucent Time Belts©
Lithium polymer rechargeable battery lasts up to two weeks
Inductive wireless charging system

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