Sharp lines of LED light shining through the dark pyramid lens appear to be a secret code. They are in fact regular numbers that present the digital time in an easy to read way.
Inspired by cryptography, Kisai X features time, date, alarm and animation mode. Can you decode the time?
The time is read from top to bottom (hours) and left to right (minutes). The four digits of time are stylised in a visually dynamic way. See the animated graphic below to the right to see if you can crack the code.
A 12/24 hour time option is programmed into Kisai X so you can choose the format that suits you best.
One of the most attractive features of Kisai X is its subtle pyramid lens. Cut from mineral crystal, it has four facets, each of which presents a coded digit of time through colored digital tube LEDs.
Kisai X has a custom made stainless steel case and strap. Available in silver or black with a blue, green or red display, the polished finish has a modern, high quality look.
As well as time, Kisai X has date and alarm modes which can be accessed by pressing the lower button. The date is read in the same way as the time from top to bottom (month) and left to right (date).
When animation mode is activated, the display will animate once every 10 minutes between 6pm and midnight. This can be turned on or off in the settings. See the video above to see the cryptic effect.
Kisai X uses a rechargeable battery so you don't need to worry about battery replacement. Just connect to your computer for a few hours to charge and one full charge will last around a month. There are more than 300 charges in one battery.
Each part of Kisai X has been individually designed and manufactured, including the case, strap and uniquely programmed display. It was developed from a concept submitted to the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog.
A limited edition design, Kisai X is guaranteed to be an original watch that not many other people own.
In February 2010, Tokyoflash Japan opened its Design Studio Blog to showcase concept designs and request ideas for new watch designs from fans. The idea for Kisai X was submitted jointly by Firdaus Rohman from Malaysia and Heather Sable from the USA. This is the eleventh concept submitted by a fan to become reality.
Find out more about the original concept on the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog.
Blog readers & watch designers Firdaus Rohman and Heather Sable say:
From Malaysia to the US, realized in Japan. This is a story of a watch design - from concept to reality. How cool is that?! The Tokyoflash Design Studio blog has transcended the barrier of continent, nation and races to realize a wonderful watch design for the world.
We, the co-designers, thank all of the supporters, from inside and outside, throughout the process - from the blog, to the design studio, to the factory, to marketing, to the delivery guy, and finally to the buyers of Kisai X. As you decode the time, you own a product full of inspiration.