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A combination of edges and circles, Maru features an intuitive time display in mirrored LCD, framed by a custom designed, aluminium case with a faceted surface and dual color anodised finish. Maru is a creative and functional design that includes time, date, alarm, backlighting and animation.
Maru is cast from high grade aluminium and is therefore a light wrist watch that's really comfortable to wear. The faceted surfaces on the casing taper at precise angles creating a futuristic appearance that contrasts with the simplistic time display.
The anodised case and strap has a satin finish and comes in stylish shades of black, silver or sienna. Each has a contrasting color tone that runs in a precise groove around the circular display and through the strap.
As well as time and date, Maru has an alarm and EL backlighting, so you can easily view the time at night. Maru features a custom designed animation which causes the display to spin and rotate once every five minutes, a function which can be turned on or off.
Maru has an adjustable strap making it suitable for small and large wrists and uses a standard CR2025 watch battery which will last at least 12 months and can easily be replaced.
Each part of Maru has been individually designed and manufactured, including the case, strap and uniquely programmed display. Like all watches from Tokyoflash Japan it is a limited edition design which means that it is guaranteed to be an original watch that not many other people own.
This watch comes in an exclusive gift box, designed and made in Japan. It features graphics of iconic watches from Tokyoflash Japan past and present on a red background.
Maru means circle in Japanese and Maru displays the time in one simple curved line. The inner facing hand points to the hour, the outer facing hand points to the minutes. It's just like a conventional clock. The date is read in exactly the same way, the inner hand points to the month, the outer hand points to the day. Beneath the mineral crystal lens, the mirrored LCD features a color tint that brings the display to life.
The idea for Maru was submitted to Tokyoflash Japan by Sam Jerichow from Germany. Find out more about the original concept on the Tokyoflash Japan Design Studio Blog. Blog reader & watch designer Sam says:
"When I made my early sketches for the display, I was trying to give analog time telling a new guise. When I saw the first images of the wrist watch, I was surprised how good it looked and how nicely the display has been embedded with the circle in the case and the all-around-the-wrist line in the strap. I am the proud owner of a satin sienna and a sandal Maru. The name Maru, that I gave the original concept, was translated in a fantastic way. Thank you Tokyoflash and all my fans!"
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