Many of us probably want a smartwatch if we don’t already have one, which has been the new thing for quite a while. Emphasis on “want.” Some people find them very useful for working out or going for a run, so they can justify spending the money for the most part. But for the rest of us, why would we spend money on a watch that will be outdated in a year or two when we can spend the same amount on a real, timeless watch? Not to say that it isn’t convenient to have a mini extension of your phone on your wrist, but in the end many might find it to be just an expensive toy.

The Swiss-made ZeTime smartwatch may be the solution for many of us. They call it the “world’s first” smartwatch with hands over touchscreen. May not be so catchy, but definitely intriguing.

This smartwatch is a hybrid that combines mechanical hands with a full round color touchscreen. It sounds like exactly what many traditional yet tech-savvy people have been looking for this entire time.

Basically, this watch has the look and feel of a real designer watch, with added functionalities like automatic time updating, a 30-day battery, and much more. In case you’re concerned, the mechanical hands are automatically moved if necessary to maximize visibility of the screen. So that’s pretty cool. If you’re reading a text message or an email, the hands become one line across the screen to separate it in half.

The round color touchscreen gives easy access to pre-installed apps, notifications, and other data. A beautiful set of chrome mechanical hands gives the watch an easy and traditional method of telling the time. Like other smart watches, this one also includes a heart rate monitor, water resistance, and an interchangeable watch band. Of course, it also has an iOS and Android app to help with configurations.

Additionally, the ZeTime smartwatch can be used to take perfectly timed group photos by controlling the camera app on your smartphone. It can also help you find your phone by making it ring at the touch of a button.

Until now, smart watches have had their limitations, and ZeTime wants to fix that. No more compromises on design, features, or autonomy. This special smartwatch boasts a sleek 44mm stainless steel watchcase inspired by the finest Swiss design.

You can pre-order this watch now from $139 on the ZeTime Kickstarter page for an estimated delivery this September.

Source: ZeTime