American watchmaker Eone started life creating a watch that helped blind people tell the time using touch, alone. But the design of its specialised watch was so stylish it has become a fashion hit that attracted a massive injection of investment via a crowd-funding drive.
It is reaching out to British retailers this year with an update to its core Bradley timepiece in a range of warm colours that drop just ahead of summer.
“We’re really excited to offer the Bradley in gold and rose gold,” said Tim Fleschner, cofounder of Eone. “We wanted to expand our colourways beyond more neutral-leaning hues like silver, gray, black, and brown. What better way to feature gold and rose gold than with matching cases and stainless steel mesh straps?”
The Bradley Mesh Gold and the Bradley Mesh Rose Gold offer subdued, warm tones softened by a matte finish.
For each style, raised markers are brushed with a gold or rose gold hue that matches the stainless steel case, aluminum ring, and strap, highlighted by a light silver ring.
The Bradley timepiece features raised markers that allow people to feel the time by touch: a triangular marker for twelve, elongated line segments for three, six, and nine, and shorter line segments for the other markers.
Two magnetised ball bearings travel around the watch face in separate, recessed tracks: one track around the center of the watch face’s surface for the minute, and one track around the outside edge of the watch face for the hour. Each new style is PVD-plated for durability and scratch-resistance.