Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: “Due to a comment on one of my earliest submissions where the poster had mistaken a leather armband for wood, i’ve been toying with the idea of a wooden watch design. Partly for the novelty value but also because I love wood as a material. This; plaq, is the result.
The watch is an LED design lit through very thin panels in the face using the 12-5-9 principle. Hours are told by twelve LED’s around the face, single minutes by the nine centre LED’s and tens of minutes by the four corner LED’s. Lighting all four corners indicates 50 minutes.
Plaq is an executive watch with a slightly jewellery-esque, almost feminine flavour, perhaps for a woman or a businessman secure in his masculinity. It consists of a body, two armband links and a leather strap. The strap length is easily adjusted by letting it telescope into the links.
Plaq aims at the fashion-conscious professional. The exclusivity can be very high if the face and links are made of actual carbon fibre, wood (masur birch being a personal favourite) or stone (perhaps marble, porphyr or a semi-precious stone like agate), or less luxurious if the material is simulated.”