Display Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock; central chronograph seconds hand;
In honor of Cuervo y Sobrinos' partnership with Melges, and the sponsorship of their Melges 32 racing vessel, they have created a new limited edition version of their Robusto Buceador Carbon watch. Imaging the non-limited version as being sans the Melges boat imagery on the dial. The Robusto Buceador is Cuervo y Sobrinos' dive watch, and the "Carbon" version has a carbon fiber dial. Still legible though as the hour markers and hands are so bold. Case is steel and 43mm wide. I've always liked the style of the Robusto case with its alternative finishes, and polished lug flares that give it a nice look. It is rather thick though at 16.6mm, which is a lot for a simple automatic without any extra complications. Waster resistant to 200 meters, the case has a sapphire crystal with AR coating.
As the Tread 1 is closer to a computer than a tradition watch, it is something with software - which can be upgraded. The same place in Southern California that will assemble the watch will also service it. Devon is set up to fully support its customers and service the Tread 1 timepieces when necessary. Enough people are confident in the product that they have some major retail partners, including Tourneau, which will be one of the places you get get a Tread 1 watch in a few months when they are released. Also look for a dedicated Devon boutique to open in Beverly Hills soon.
The 1901 movement has some decoration on it, including forms of Geneva stripes, the blued screws and polished bridges. Very nice for the price, and I think most people who like the watch will be OK with the choice of movement. Back to the dial, I like that Techne placed different hands for the subsidiary seconds dial and the chronograph minutes dial.