Life, 5 Minutes at a Time

I realized I was getting old this week when a group of tweenagers asked me how to tell the time using my analog wristwatch. Not even kidding! The unthinkable is happening: hour and minute hands are becoming obsolete! However, if the new style of time-telling looks anything like the “5min Clock”, we’re in for a treat!

The chic design expresses the time not with hands or even digital numbers. Instead, it displays a series of aligned dots, each with a value of 5 minutes. Together, 12 dots in a line represent one hour. Divided into 4 quadrants for morning, noon, evening and night, a total of 12 lines and 144 dots complete a day! After some time, telling the time this way becomes a natural and fun new process!

Designer: Kizuku Kitada