In keeping with tradition, Japanese watch importer TokyoFlash is getting set to release yet another watch that might require an advanced degree to read.
Their new Geomesh watch has a grid of 27 colored LEDs concealed beneath a mirrored finish. Hours are indicated counting up the green vertical dots, while minutes are indicated on the horizontal ones. Sound simple, no? Now here’s where it gets a little more complex. Yellow horizontal dots indicate five-minute intervals and red horizontal dots indicate one-minute intervals. The watch above reads “9:29” but I kept coming up with “9:25” (until an astute reader pointed out the source of my mistake, see comments below) — but what’s four minutes between friends anyhow?
Maybe this chart will help sort things out.
In addition to the multi-colored version, expect white and blue LED models to drop as well — each with equally challenging display schemes. The ¥13,900 (appx. $121 USD) Geomesh should be arriving in the next couple of months. There’s more information over on the TokyoFlash website.