The word kairos comes from the Ancient Greeks and can be translated as the concept of the perfect time to act. Well, it seems to be the perfect time to create the world’s first mechanical smart watch hybrid, a feat achieved by a startup called Kairos Watches.
This intriguing design brings together the best of both worlds. Aimed at young, tech-oriented people who appreciate the fine things in life, the watch’s design features a mesh reminiscent of the fan cover in a PC, with the blades indicating the passing of the seconds, or a dial which looks like a PCB (print circuit board), among other nostalgia-inducing traits.
The mechanical half of the hybrid is a 46mm case, with a Soprod A10BV-2 Swiss Automatic Movement beating at 28800 bph, with 25 Jewels and enough power for 42 hours. It is made from 316L stainless steel and comes with a genuine leather band, as well as sapphire crystal glass.
The smart watch part features a smaller, transparent touchscreen above the mechanical dial, running on an Android Wear OS. It also has all sorts of sensors, as well as email, phone, and application push notifications, in addition to a chronograph, stopwatch, and GPS-enabled world time function.
The smart watches created by Kairos are already available for preorder. Depending on the model and features you’ve selected, prices range from $499 to $1199.