Blade Carbon Fiber LED Watch
Inspired by aviation and automotive themes, the Blade Carbon Fiber watch from Tokyoflash Japan features a custom made case and lens styled like a turbine engine, from beneath which digital tube LEDs rotate like a propellor to display the time in an unconventional yet easy to read way.
The watch features two time modes, date, alarm and is USB rechargeable. The case is made using carbon fiber and the watch comes complete with a carbon fiber effect leather wrist band.
A Cool Carbon Fiber Watch Design
Carbon fiber is a special material often used in motorsport and aerospace applications. Manufactured using carbon atoms that are bonded together, woven into a fabric and formed into a composite, the carbon fiber used to make the outer case of this watch has been cut and machined prior to assembly.
An extremely strong material with a distinctive deep weave pattern, carbon fiber is lightweight making it ideal for wrist watches.
Easy To Read with Two Time Modes in One Watch
There are two time modes programmed into Blade Carbon Fiber. Press the upper button to display the time.
In turning mode, the LED blades spin around the face highlighting three blades in turn which indicate the hour and minutes. It's super easy to follow if you imagine the blades as numbers on a clock.
In flashing mode, the LED blades show hours and minutes at a glance. The lit blade indicates the hour, the flashing blade indicates five minute groups and four dots indicate exact minutes 1-4.
LED Watch Design With Time, Date & Alarm
Available in a choice of three LED colors, Blade Carbon Fiber has a date mode, alarm, a light-up animation and is USB rechargeable.
The date can be viewed in the same way as the time by pressing the upper button twice.
Activate the light-up animation and the vivid LED blades rotate rapidly like a jet engine once every 15 minutes between 6pm and midnight.
To recharge Blade Carbon Fiber, connect it to your computer with the USB cable provided. A full charge takes 3.5 hours and each charge should last 1 month.
|Modes||Displays the time (rotating & flashing mode) and Date (DD:MM or MM:DD format) |
|USB Rechargeable|| |
Unscrew & connect to your computer (USB cable and screwdriver included)
|Animation ||Light-Up Animation (can be turned off) |
|Case & Strap||Carbon fiber & alloy case, adjustable leather strap |
|Finish||Clear coating for protection |
|Clasp||Stainless steel buckle |
|Minimum Wrist Size||100mm (approx.)|
|Maximum wrist size ||210 mm (approx.) |
|Case Back||Stainless Steel Press-On Case Back|
|Case Dimensions ||42 mm x 49 mm x 11 mm |
|Battery||Battery: PL301517 rechargeable watch battery|
|Warranty||One year warranty|
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 Blade was submitted by Peter Fletcher from the UK.
Find out more about the original concept on the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog.
Blog reader & watch designer Peter Fletcher says:
"I have been a fan of design and watches from a very early age, so you can imagine how excited I was when I first stumbled across the blog when looking at Tokyoflash's magical wares on the website.
I had heart palpitations at the very thought of possibly having one of my own designs made, so I started submitting in earnest.
It's fair to say that some of my early designs were a little too conceptual and it took me a while to get a feel for what is actually possible. I have been lucky to have had a few designs considered for development but until this point nothing had gone the distance.
When "Blade" (originally know as "P-Zero) was picked to be developed further I couldn't believe my dream was finally coming true. The concept was developed and elements of another of my designs "Turbine" (a personal favourite of mine) were incorporated, which have taken my original concept to new levels.
I am so pleased with the outcome and want to thank the whole Tokyoflash team for doing such a splendid job! I would also like to thank the fans and the other blog submitters for giving it and me great support."
|Case Material||Carbon Fiber|