the glas experience
Classic 1969 Porsche. An Eame’s Chair. Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks album. The things that become icons of their era result not from complexity, but from their ingenious simplicity: eliminate anything non-essential, take what is essential and fabricate it using only the finest materials, and infuse it with the very heart and soul of its design architect.
The Glas experience leaves an indelible mark on the owner. Born from a passion to create the finest products possible, regardless of time, trouble or cost, while deploying craftsmanship and technology in a way that has never been achieved before. We took the finest materials from the world of watchmaking, aerospace, automotive, aeronautics and jewelry. Some had to be made even better, to reach Glas’s exacting standards. The result is a dream come true, symbol of prestige & innovation, and a turning point in history for the discerning connoisseurs who appreciate the art of excellence.
When you feel a Glas™ device, you instantly sense the quality of the materials in your hand: the strength and durability of aerospace grade stainless steel & titanium, precious metals such as silver and rhodium, a sapphire crystal of extraordinary hardness, and a custom tooled, branded aluminum coin piece.
The design of each device in the Glas Collection – Glas Ti, Glas Black Rhodium, & Glas Signature – embodies everything that we believe in: luxury materials, outstanding engineering, & precision craftsmanship.
Each device is machined and hand assembled in Los Angeles by a single craftsman to uncompromising high standards. Our vendors for primary and secondary processes follow aerospace, space, and military specification and quality control. At Glas, each of our products are inspected rigorously and hand assemble under scrupulous conditions. Only once we are entirely satisfied with the quality of each individual product do we put our name on it.
Superior strength is delivered through our choice of materials, including our pioneering use of a Sapphire Crystal. A diamond is the only material strong enough to cut, grind, or polish the virtually scratch proof sapphire crystal button, helping deliver a crystal smooth feeling as you press down to fire your device.
Our focus on performance extends to the engineering and plating of all the components on the inside of each device. We use a proprietary silver-rhodium formula for plating that allows for both the high conductivity of silver and maintenance free anti-oxidation properties of rhodium. Lastly, our innovative button design is unique in its own as it uses two points of contact versus the normal single point, channeling the whole button housing to drive current throughout the whole device resulting in superior conductivity and performance (Conductivity drop on each device ranges between 0.1 and 0.13).
inspiration & story
People first made glass before 2000 B.C. in Mesopotamia and created small objects by casting the glass in molds or shaping it with simple tools. During the 16th century, B.C., craftsmen started making hollow vessels by gathering molten glass around a temporary core. For centuries, glassworking techniques were so labor-intensive that only wealthy customers could afford to buy glass objects.
Clean lines, defined color, and the absence or judicious use of surface decoration characterized Modernism in glass from 1900 forward.
We started with the ethos of perfect simplicity. The passion was to create the finest device & products possible. It took over 2 years of research with the expertise of aerospace manufacturers, watchmakers, and artisans who could attend to the smallest detail of making.
As form began to take shape, we realized the superior strength of a sapphire crystal and it became the only choice. So strong, only a diamond can cut, grind, or polish its surface, creating a lifetime of elegance and execution. The quality and precision, the strength, the durability of the glass, the sapphire crystal, began to stand for everything Glas represents.
As a passionate consumer, my desire was to build the best device I could, one that would live up to my standards in performance and design regardless of cost – better than anything in my collection or anyone else’s. The result is our first collection …. Glas Ti, Glas Black Rhodium, and Glas Signature. — An exclusive series available only to the most discerning connoisseurs who share the same passion and values that I do.