The limited edition Kisai Optical Illusion watch from Tokyoflash Japan features an 'always on' LCD display that shows the time digitally.
With a touch screen display, the watch has time and date, alarm, EL backlight, animation and a unique optical illusion so that the time can be viewed through a maze of high resolution lines.
Kisai Optical Illusion displays the time digitally, hours in the upper half of the screen, minutes in the lower half of the screen. Just touch the screen to reveal the time.
You can also train your eyes to see the time through the optical illusion. Like many optical illusions, it's really easy to see once you know how.
The direction of the lines in the display allow your eyes and brain to process only the lines that make up the digits to reveal the time in hours and minutes.
Kisai Optical Illusion has an animation mode. When activated, the watch will automatically transition between puzzle mode and digital time mode every 20 seconds. This is a very useful option which allows you to see the time in digits at intervals and will also catch people's attention.
Kisai Optical Illusion is a stainless steel watch design with a mineral crystal lens, available in black or silver with a natural or green display.
Featuring touch screen technology, the display has four hot zones that you can simply touch with your finger to navigate between the four main functions; time (in hours and minutes) date (month and date), alarm and EL backlight; a function which illuminates the display making it easier to read at night time. It's intuitive, simple and fun to operate.
Please check out the video below for a hands on demonstration of the watch or download the PDF instruction manual above for a detailed explanation of all the functions.
Kisai Optical Illusion has an adjustable strap making it suitable for small and large wrists and uses a standard CR2025 watch battery which will last around 12 months and can be replaced easily.
Each part of Kisai Optical Illusion has been custom designed and manufactured, including the case, strap and uniquely programmed LCD display.
The custom made LCD panel, with more than 1500 segments is the most complex watch display created to date; an engineering feat that took more than 12 months to research and develop.
Like all watches from Tokyoflash Japan it is a limited edition design which means it is guaranteed to be an original watch that not many other people own.
Kisai Optical Illusion originated as a concept on the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog in September 2010.
It was voted as one of the most popular concepts and was developed based on feedback from fans. Thanks to your votes and comments, Kisai Optical Illusion is now reality. You can see the original concept here.