The Kisai Uzumaki Marks The Flow Of Time With Swirling Vortex Hands

Japanese watchmaker Kisai has just released its newest user-designed timepiece.

Uzumaki comes from the Japanese word for whirlpool and is named so for the watch lens’ descending concentric circles. The hands also descend into the centre of the watch — the hour hand is one the outside edge, the minute’s on the inside. Its stainless steel construction allows it to be submerged to as many as three atmospheres, while the back light helps your time-telling in the dark.

This is the sixth user-submitted concept to be released by the Tokyoflash Design Studio. It’s available in either stainless steel or black with a blue or green display. The limited-edition analogue watch retails for $US129 on the Kisai website, however, the company is running a launch promo for the next 48 hours and knocking $US30 off the price.