Thursday, August 30, 2012

Steampunk - or what would Sherlock Holmes Wear?

Now of course, this a loaded question in that there seem to be about a gazillion iterations of Sherlock Holmes stalking the airwaves and the silver screen.  My two favorites are Robert Downey Junior - with a big tip of the deerstalker hat to Jude Law as Watson, and the current BBC Sherlock with  Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as the modern-day Doctor Watson.  If you haven't caught this treat from the BEEB, treat yourself.

Ah - but back to watches -

Courtesy of DEVON
Thinking of the big screen version of Sherlock Holmes as played by Mr. Downey Jr., I feel somehow that this is what he would wear.  Granted, it is not of that era, per say, but in other ways it most certainly is.  And the name Steampunk is perhaps one of the most apt and fitting names I've seen for a watch in some time.

Courtesy of DEVON
In their own words:

What began as a design study turned into a reality when the first Tread 1 Steampunk renderings were shown to a select group of the world's most prolific watch collectors. "We were inspired to put Steampunk into immediate production by the responses we received and subsequently moved it ahead of some of our other projects," notes Ehren Bragg, DEVON's Managing Director. 

Courtesy of DEVON
The Steampunk will be very limited in its availability - only 150 lucky collectors will be able to get their hands on one.  The projected delivery date being in November.

Courtesy of DEVON
I hope to have more on DEVON in the coming weeks, stay tuned!   

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