(English) Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: “I was sketching for a bracelet-like watch with a cornered spiral as eye-catcher. After experimenting with the shape and the time reading layout for a bit, I continued my work in 3D. I had this image of a staircase in my mind from the start and that’s why I let the spiral go deeper and deeper in the material”.
The first four segments of the cornered spiral consist of 60 LEDs and represent the minutes. The LED of the current minute flashes at the position, that minute would have on an analog watch. The following four segments represent the hours. There are 12 bigger LEDs of which the current hour LED is also flashing. The last four segments are decoratively finishing the spiral.
There are small indicators which help in reading, but you still have to keep the analog watch dial in mind because there are no numbers. When pressing a button, the spiral grows until it is complete, then the time LEDs flash for five seconds and afterwards the spiral shortens until it disappears in the center of the case.
The simple but remarkable geometry allows many appearances – natural/synthetic, funny/serious, warm/cold, expensive/less expensive… and it always looks good.