Teaming up with the most distinguished game creator Hideo Kojima and remarkable space agency NASA, ANICORN is honored to present the once in a lifetime collaboration timepiece – SPACE LUDENS, an epic partnership that is inspired by Ludens to proclaim creativity, imagination and the play element in culture.
Ludens is the KOJIMA PRODUCTION studio icon and mascot designed by Yoji Shinkawa that was originally born from the idea of an astronaut exploring a digital space.
ANICORN designed SPACE LUDENS with KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS using the NASA logo as one of the design motifs, it is a perfect alignment with the concept of “bringing fun into the unknown universe”. The timepiece is fundamentally induced by the Ludens EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) Creative Suit.
SPACE LUDENS – Timepiece supervised by Yoji Shinkawa
SPACE LUDENS is a “EVA Creative Suit on the wrist”. It reflects the ethos of Ludens who connects the elements of Play, Time and Space. The timepiece is designed by ANICORN, supervised by world-famous character designer Yoji Shinkawa and officially approved by NASA.
SPACE LUDENS is available in Rare Edition of 100 which includes the Ludens Mask and Limited Edition of 500 which is the Space Ludens Watch only.
Delivery early November
Case and Bezel
The timepiece has a mecha space-armor touch. Its case is made with 316 stainless steel and covered with 4 corner nails that resonate the Turing pattern on the Ludens EVA Creative Suit.
The motto “From Sapiens to Ludens” of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS is precisely engraved on the bezel at the 9 and 3 o’clock positions.
Dial and Hands
On the dial is the endorsement of the NASA logo, as well as an engraved serial code that appeared on the arms of the Ludens EVA Creative Suit. On the dial there is a debossed metallic surface and a gold brushed piece comes from the Turing machine. Including the watch hands and rotating second disc, all design details are faithful to the original design of Ludens.
Bracelet and Buckles
SPACE LUDENS includes two straps for different styling: a stainless steel bracelet featuring the buckle straps of the Ludens; and a carbon fiber pattern leather strap for lighter activities. The choice of carbon fiber printed is a reflection on the skull mask motif of Ludens.
The logo of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS as well as SPACE LUDENS are inscribed at the back of the case. A window on the back of the case enables the beholder to view the internal mechanism like observing a machine.
Exclusively included in the Rare Edition, Ludens Mask is a 1:1 life size collectible that is actually wearable – Everyone of us is Ludens. The skull mask is a very important motif for Ludens that is associated with human fossils and armor visor.
Ludens Mask is produced with movie props standard; it is crafted by the Multi Jet Fusion process.
SPACE LUDENS is presented in a special box which contains a metal numbered plate with individual number and a tailored booklet of the collaboration story. Additional special art handling gloves are included in the Rare Edition.
Miyota 8215 mechanical movement
21600 vibrations per hour
21 jewels automatic movement
Under 50 seconds/day
42 hours (fully winded)
Hours, minutes, seconds
316L Stainless steel, length Ø 1.54 in (39mm), width Ø 1.93 in (49mm), height Ø 0.47 in (12mm), exhibition case back
50 meters (5ATM)
Carbon fiber pattern leather strap
Stainless steel band
One year for materials defect
Ludens Instruction Booklet