Innovation: The Bradley
The visionary watch that doesn’t require vision
A watch for the visually impaired, with design that everyone can appreciate
THIS IS NO STYLE GIMMICK, BUT A TECH-LED ANSWER to a genuine problem – namely that most watches require the user to be able to see. Not The Bradley, named in honour of American Bradley Snyder, an ex-naval Lieutenant blinded in action, who went on to win gold and silver medals for swimming at the 2012 Paralympics.
Developed by US company EOne, The Bradley uses twin ball bearings, each powered by a central magnet, that rotate around the uncovered titanium face. The inner ball measures minutes, while a second rotates around the watch edge to denote hours, face markers raised above like braille.
Running on a precise Swiss-engineered movement, it’s also waterproof to 50m, which should be handy for its namesake. $245, eonetime.com, out now