For a while there it started to look like the humble wristwatch was set to become a relic of antiquity. Smartphones, tablets and other ephemera threatened to end its reign on wrist space once and for all. That is, until the idea of a smartwatch burst forth like a great, golden phoenix. Now watches are on everyone’s mind again. It seems we can’t go a day around these parts without hearing about, and writing about, a new entrant in this competitive market. Here is another one, brought to you be renowned weird watchmakers Tokyoflash.Â
The Tokyoflash Kisai Blade watch is a subtle piece of aesthetically pleasing engineering that will please all manner of future-fans. The Kisai series are known for telling time in, well, unique ways and the Blade is no exception. It is packed full of tube LEDs, allowing one to tell the time via a series of blue blades and symbols. In short, a random stranger looking at your watch won’t be able to make heads or tails of it. The time is now your secret!Â The timepiece uses a USB-rechargeable battery that can go a month between charges and, in case you were wondering, you aren’t stuck with the blue LEDs. You’ll have your choice red, blue or green with this sucker ships.
Speaking of shipping, it is available for preorder right. For the next 48 hours, the price will be right at $139. If you miss that window, however, you’ll have to fork up $159 for some tub-based LED, time-telling action.