Hong Kong-based independent watchmaker, Anicorn, looks to the stars for inspiration for its K452 series of timepieces.
Paying homage to the Kepler-452b, an exoplanet discovered by NASA’s Kepler & K2 project, the K452 utilizes a concentric-disc system that completely does away with watch hands. Instead, it tells the time via intricate rotating discs, which are a nod to Kepler’s discovery of the mechanics of orbital movements in space.
Available in four color combinations with either a leather strap or Milanese mesh bracelet, the numbers on the watch face feature the specially-designed “Coupé” typeface, which was dreamed up by French design studio Nouvelle Noir. The K452 doesn’t require a battery as it’s powered by the movements of its wearer, rendering it a timepiece that is the definition of space-age elegance.
Unfortunately, the K452 isn’t immediately available to purchase, but Anicorn just launched a Kickstarter to raise funding for it, and it could be yours for an early bird donation of $329 if you act quick.