Design submitted by Benegizer.
“My theme for this watch was “Simple Complexity.” I liked the idea of a very simple, rectangular shaped body. I wanted the watch to have a smooth, featureless face when off. I also wanted the body, face, and the light patterns to be as symmetrical as possible. Creating a very uniform, futuristic, but aesthetically pleasing watch design.From the beginning I wanted the watch face to be completely black, and featureless when not displaying time. No indentions, marking, or numbers. Nothing. Just a smooth, reflective, shiny, black surface. Much like the Monolith from 2001 A Space Odyssey.
When the button is pressed the time is shown, glowing from under the surface of the watch. The thick middle bars represent hours, with the center hexagon representing +6 hours. The thin bars on the left show groups of 5 minutes, and the bars on the right show single minutes.
Personally I envision all types of people wearing this wrist watch design. Especially people who have a flare for the unique. I also think it will be very popular among sci-fi fans and gamers. Eventually I would love to see electronica artists like Daft Punk sporting watches like this.
I think the thing that stands out the most about my design is the lack of any details or marking on the face of the watch. When looking directly at the watch face you shouldn’t be able to see anything but your reflection. I also haven’t see many other watches with a strong symmetrical light pattern layout.”