In­no­va­tion: The Bradley

The vi­sion­ary watch that doesn’t re­quire vi­sion

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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

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