The NASA-Hideo mash-up shouldn’t be unreal considering Kojima Productions’ mascot is a character named Ludens, who wears an extravehicular activity spacesuit and pretends to be an astronaut exploring digital space.
The result of this union is a clock. It’s not even a smartwatch, it’s a standard wristwatch called Space Ludens that is based on the game developer’s mascot.
The watch was designed and will be sold by watchmaking and creative studio Anicorn, which has previously worked with NASA on other watches and products.The interesting thing is that far from betting on a smartwatch with the latest technology, the classic design and functionality of an average watch was chosen.
These are the characteristics of Hideo Kojima’s watch
As some media have pointed out, it is based on the visual style of Ludens’ space suit, with its gray/silver color and gold screws and details.
The NASA logo adorns the watch face, along with the words “Creative Extravehicular Activity Suit”.
Below, the Kojima Productions logo is stamped on the transparent case showing the clock gears.
While a watch might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that Kojima has partnered with NASA, it looks great and could appeal to fans of either party.
The Space Ludens watch will be released in limited quantities on September 27. Only 600 pieces will be available for purchase, and 100 of which will ship with a skull mask based on the one featured in the Kojima Productions logo.
Anicorn has yet to reveal how much it will cost, but its previous NASA watches don’t come cheap and will most likely cost more than $1,000.