You might require a quick lesson before you're able to read the TokyoFlash Subway LCD Watch. It is a digital watch, of course, but its method of display is quite unconventional. Designer Peter Fletcher was inspired by the interactive and updating metro maps of big cities and the way that the public have come to understand them as a unique visual language.
The broad face of the futuristic timepiece presents a gridded arrangement of the numbers 0 through 9 in a seemingly random order. A tap to the sensitive screen will produce a set of lines that encircle and link either four or six digits. Reading the characters in the order of their linear connections, you'll discover the current hour, the minute and possibly the seconds on the TokyoFlash Subway LCD Watch.