Designed with a colorful spiralling display that shows the time like a conventional analog watch, Uzumaki is the sixth concept from a fan to become reality and features a brand new custom designed case and strap, unique vortex lens and bright EL backlighting for night time.
Uzumaki comes from the Japanese word for whirlpool. The colored swirls indicate the time in an analog format so that the time can be read easily at a glance; hours on the outside, minutes on the inside. The hand indicates seconds for precise timing - this balances the importance of time keeping with a fashionable look.
One of Uzumaki's most attractive features is its custom made acrylic lens, designed with concentric circles that descend from the edge of the case into the centre of the watch to create the appearance of a whirlpool. The stainless steel ring that surrounds the lens appears to float above.
Made entirely of stainless steel and available in black or silver with a blue or green display, the attention to detail in Uzumaki's construction is evident in each part of the watch. The custom curves and brushed surfaces on the case enhance the vortex theme and the EL backlight, which can be initiated by pressing the crown, illuminates the spirals for a short time creating a night-time glow.
Kisai Uzumaki has an adjustable strap making it suitable for small and large wrists and uses standard CR2016 watch batteries which will last at least 12 months and can easily be replaced. The time can be set just like a regular watch by turning the crown.
Like all watches from Tokyoflash Japan, Uzumaki is a limited edition design which means that it is guaranteed to be an original design that not many other people own.
The idea for Kisai Uzumaku was submitted by Firdaus Rohman. It was voted as one of the most popular designs by fans and is the sixth concept submitted by a fan to become reality.