Optical Illusion Watch from Tokyoflash

| February 1, 2012 |

When is an optical illusion not an optical illusion? Sounds like a trick question, doesn’t it? The answer is “when it’s the face of a watch”. If you’re thoroughly confused, allow me to explain.

Tokyoflash has come out with its Kisai Optical Illusion wrist watch. It has a touch screen display that shows the time embedded in an optical illusion. Once you train your wyes, it is easy to tell the time.

If you’re in a hurry and can’t be bothered with the illusion, don’t sweat. The watch comes with four hot zones on the screen. Touch each to view the information you would expect a watch to give you without the infernal illusion. You get the time in hours and minutes, month and date and alarm.

Touching the fourth hot zone illuminates the display with a backlight that makes it easier to read the watch in environments of low ambient light.

The watch is made of stainless steel and has a mineral crystal lens. You have a choice of black or silver, with a natural black or green display. The strap is adjustable. The Kisai optical illusion watch runs on a standard CR2025 watch battery, with an expected life of one year under normal usage conditions.

The watch comes with an animation mode. When activated, the watch automatically transitions from regular display mode to optical illusion mode every 20 seconds.

This watch is priced at $179 (£120). Steep, but perhaps worth its price if you consider its potential as a conversation-starter on the tube or while waiting in a supermarket check-out queue.





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