New 'skin watch' concept unveiled

First published: 28-04-2009

An innovative new fashion watch displays time on the skin of the wearer.

The Vain Wrist Watch has been created by Chinese designer Tao Ma.

Time is shown over the skin in a variety of changing colours and at different levels of brightness.

It also displays the time in Chinese, with the figures appearing to hover above whatever surface they are positioned over.

Many will no doubt speculate as to the meaning of this watch concept's name and whether vanity has anything to do with the projection of time over skin.

Tao Ma is also the brains behind the gyrating time watch, which features a rotating watch face symbolising the moon and the earth.

Other inventions include the global warming bookshelf and the deaths head ashtray.

Tao Ma was nominated for the design boom 2008 award for various projects including the deaths head ashtray and global warming bookshelf.

© Copyright WATCH SHOP UK - DO NOT COPY

Related articles

Ultimate Festival Guide

Posted: 08-07-2019

Festival season is here and so is the Watch Shop guide to boho chic and on trend choices from our expert buyers.

Summer Style Edit: Watch Trends for 2019

Posted: 20-06-2019

Inspired by summer and top watch trends, we've compiled a list of favourite watches for summer 2019 to complete your holiday outfit.

Father's Day Ultimate Gift Guide

Posted: 29-05-2019

Watch Shop has curated the ultimate selection of Father’s Day gifts. Treat your Dad to a timeless watch on 16th June.

How to choose the right fitness watch for you

Posted: 01-05-2019

How to choose the right fitness watch for you. Honest reviews and insights from the UK’s no.1 online watch retailer, Watch Shop.