A watch that looks like broken glass and can be recharged by USB? If that sounds like some crazy Japanese invention, well that’s because it is, but it’s also commercially available and looks kinda cool.
Released by Tokyoflash Japan, the Kisai Broke does to the traditional two-handed watch face what Battle Royale did to my trust in human nature. Er, I mean, it breaks it.
But despite the Kisai’s fragmented appearance, it is apparently simple to read, the coloured segments are lit by LEDs and you decode the patterns they make to tell the time. Tokyoflash explain: “After a short shattering animation, the outer ring of blocks represent hours in the same position as hours on a clock face, the inner ring of blocks represent five minute intervals in the same position as hours on a clock face. Four single minutes are shown in the center.”
The USB recharging isn’t just a gimmick either, it makes it easier to recharge meaning enhanced brightness and long lasting battery life, just plug it into your PC with the cable provided.
Available to order from Tokyoflash for: £110 inc delivery