Aurora watch shows faceless approach to design

First published: 01-03-2010

A new watch concept is far and away one of the strangest offerings released by designers in recent months.

The Aurora, which was envisaged by creator Jihun Yeon, is a totally transparent design which lacks the traditional watch face and instead allows the reader to see straight through the timepiece.

Instead of hands, the time is read by extremely clever lasers; a red laser gives the wearer the minutes, while a blue light is able to locate the hour marker.

The watch is machined from what seems to be aluminium, attached to a black rubber strap to emphasise a clean and futuristic look that will undoubtedly turn heads if worn, though it may be difficult to tell the time in daylight should it be commissioned for production.

In terms of concept watches, Tokyo Flash has been very busy in February, releasing the Light Constellation among others. It said of the timepiece: "The positions of numbers and lines on the face of this concept create a pattern much like a constellation of stars."

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