Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: “I wanted to make a single handed analog watch with 24h display. That’s not brand-new? That’s right. But this watch shows each minute as clear as if it is a traditional analog watch display.
To achieve this, I planned an e-paper dial which stretches where the watch hand is. On the opposite side it compresses itself. The display changes to negative at 6pm (18h) and turns back to positive at 6am. That was inspired by sundials, which can show time only between sunrise and sunset. An e-paper display can show anyting you want, so you can change the time and date modes as well as the time, when the display is positive and negative. For dark times, there is a ring of light in the same color as the watch hand. There are 1440 minutes each day, that’s why I named the watch 1440.
I chose a rather neutral case and straps and a rational display. I think the adaptive diplays is outstanding enough. The time reading is like a mix of traditional analog watch and a ruler. Each hour has got it’s value marked by a number. Each half hour became a dot to quicker find it. Ten and five minute steps are marked by longer lines.
If you like to read a watch at a glance, this easy to read watch is for you. On the first glance, it looks pretty traditional. But when you look closer, you realize, it is something you never saw before. Using the variability of e-paper instead of diplaying rigid numbers again and again is brand-new.”