Two pulsating rings of light, a cool futuristic design & LEDs curving around your wrist, Kisai Seven brings an ultra-modern look to what is essentially a regular watch.
It may look unconventional, but those two rings point to the hours and minutes just like a normal wrist watch making it easy to read at a glance.
The inner ring is the hour hand and the outer ring is the minute hand. There is a dark void section in each ring that literally points to the time. The lights trailing off around the wrist are not just for show either, they help you pin down the exact minute by lighting up in segments.
The watch itself has a hard plastic case which is curved to fit over your wrist. The strap section is polyurethane with a seamless butterfly clasp at the back. Adjusting the strap is quite clever. You simply cut the polyurethane strap down to size to fit your wrist perfectly. You can do this at home if you have some simple tools handy, or of course you can ask your local jewellers or watch shop to help. This means it is suitable for both small and large wrists.
Kisai Seven lights up for 10 seconds when you press the button to reveal the time. There is a subtle pulsing effect as the light gets brighter and then fades out.
There are also three user selectable light up options to choose from:
1) Continuous: the watch pulses the time constantly.
2) Every 30 seconds: the watch lights up to show the time and fades out every 30 seconds.
3) Every 5 minutes: the watch lights up to show the time and fades out once every 5 minutes.
Or, you can turn the automatic light up feature off completely.
This watch design connects to your computer to charge via USB cable (included). A full charge takes about 3 hours & should last about a month on standard mode. The battery can be recharged more than 300 times.
If you set the continuous light-up mode the battery will drain more quickly but it's a great mode to have active when going out to a bar or club. You can of course top up the battery the following day.
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 Seven was submitted by Scott Galloway and was inspired by one of his favorite films, TRON. Originally called 7R0N on the blog, it was voted as one of the most popular designs by fans. This is the third concept submitted by a fan to become reality.
Find out more about the original concept on the Tokyoflash Design Studio BLOG.