The coolest watch you’ll see today will be invisible to its wearers. This beautiful, thick metal watch is not intended to be seen, but felt. The Sentio Digital Tactile Watch displays time with 1mm raised metal pieces that represent a standard digital display, but are not illuminated. The wearer touches the watch face with his/her fingertips, feeling the time instead of seeing it.
The visual beauty of the Sentio watch is a little ironic. This is one of the most progressive watches we’ve seen in some time, yet it isn’t intended to be seen by its users. Its almost like that historic Zen koan: “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?” We appreciate the irony, and have plenty of respect for Sentio’s designer, Matthew Wagerfield. To help this design reach a market near you, send Matthew some feedback on his website. For more images of the Sentio Digital Tactile Watch, continue reading after the break! [via gizmowatch]
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