If you’re a fan of planes and fancy cars and are looking for an accessory that would match both, this new funky timepiece from Tokyoflash may be the answer.
The Kisai Blade is an interesting blend of aviation and automotive themes with a unique design that turns reading the time into quite a challenge.
The Tokyoflash Kisai Blade is fitted with a custom made lens that looks like a turbine and relies on tube LEDs that mimic the spokes of a wheel. So the LED lights rotate in a similar fashion to a plane propeller to help wearers tell the time.
The system boasts three different time settings and all of them have a unique way of telling the time. The basic one, Turning Mode, uses a steady movement cycle of the blades and lights to indicate hours and minutes. As the blades spin, three of them light up briefly to show the minutes and hours.
The Flashing Mode does just that: it flashes the minute blade every five minutes, in a similar way to conventional watches. Four more LED dots by the 12 o’clock blade light up to indicate minutes one to four and show the time more accurately.
The third setting available is called Animation Mode and it basically lights up and spins the LED blades just like a jet engine. This can be set to happen every 15 minutes between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m.
The Kisai Blade timepiece is also equipped with an upper button, which will display the date if pressed twice. The date will be displayed using a number blade code, in a similar fashion to the method used to indicate the time.
Tokyoflash’s watch has a unisex design that can fit virtually any wrist and is available both with a stainless steel and a leather strap. Its stainless steel case comes in black, silver or gold and the selection of LED light colors includes red, green or blue.
The timepiece is also water resistant and is powered by a rechargeable PL301517 battery. A three and a half hour charge via USB from a computer can last up to 30 days. The Kisai Blade retails for $159.
[Images via Tokyoflash]