Sense the atmosphere and feel the noise as you step towards the decks. The lights are low as you mix your beats but something bright catches your eye: Kisai RPM, revolutionary timing.
Elevated at different levels with a brushed stainless steel disc in the centre, RPM is a minimal design that echoes the appearance of a turntable.
The curved, smoked lens that runs around the edge of the disc creates a subtle reflection before you touch the button to illuminate the rings of digital tube LEDs that display the time.
Simple to read at a glance, hours are shown on the inner ring in the same position as hours on a clock. Five minute intervals are shown on the outer ring in the same position as minutes on a clock and four single minutes are positioned at the top of the display along side the AM/PM indicator. Lights showing the current time will flash for several seconds to direct you.
For more information, take a look at the diagrams and video review below.
Ideal for night time, RPM has a light-up animation feature. When activated, the minute lights spin around the display in a clockwise direction once every fifteen minutes between 6PM and midnight.
This design is also USB rechargeable via your computer. One full charge will take 3.5 hours and each charge should last 1 month. There are 300 charges in one battery and the battery is replaceable.
In February 2010, Tokyoflash opened its Design Studio Blog to showcase its concept designs and request ideas for new watch designs from fans. The idea for Kisai RPM was submitted by James Fursedon and was voted as one of the most popular designs by fans. This is the first concept submitted by a fan to become reality.
Blog reader & watch designer James Fursedon, from the UK says:
I'm really pleased with the way this watch has turned out, the design team have done an amazing job. I have no artistic skills whatsoever but had a concept in my head that I hoped would be worthy of being featured on the blog. I sent in a few short paragraphs of how I thought the watch should look and work and kept my fingers tightly crossed!
I was so excited to see my concept on the design studio blog, I recognised it immediately but was blown away by the little touches and design flares that had been added to make it so special. Now, 9 months later, to see my watch idea in production and on sale from my favourite watch shop is unbelievable, a dream come true!
Thank you Tokyoflash, thank you to everyone who commented and voted on the blog and thank you to every one who buys one! I can't wait to see a stranger wearing this watch and will surely buy them a pint! - James