America’s largest luxury watch show is returning to the Big Apple this fall. The second edition of WatchTime New York will be held at Gotham Hall on October 14-15 (clickhere for event details and to purchase tickets) and will feature an array of luxury watch brands, from large, world-famous manufacturers to innovative independents. Among the latter is MB&F, whose horological highlights will include its most ambitious “Horlogical Machine” to date, the MB&F Horological Machine No. 6 SV.
The Devon Tread 1, the brainchild of Southern California-based designer Scott Devon, is a watch about which I had heard much positive buzz over the past few years, but one with which I had little in the way of actual experience. With WatchTime’s emphasis on mechanical Swiss-made (and yes, some German-made and Japanese-made) timepieces, this highly unorthodox, made-in-the-USA brand had gotten lost in the shuffle — until recently, when I received the opportunity to get my hands on the new Devon Tread 2, the follow-up to the Tread 1, which incorporates several design and technical upgrades as well as a chronograph function.