Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: I was visiting the gym and noticed various posters promoting the 2012 olympic games. The main image associated with the olympics are the olympic rings, a set of interlinked coloured rings. I started thinking that it would be nice to use interlinked rings to tell the time. The result looks similar to the trinity symbol.
Telling the time is very straight forward, the time is displayed via three viewing windows, the top ring displays the hours .
The minutes are displayed by the two lower rings, the left ring shows 10 minutes increments and the right shows single minutes.
The watch is based on an analogue movement, ideally a jump hour type so that the time is always clear displayed by the viewing windows. The outer glass of the viewing windows double as touch sensitive controls for the settings, modes and illumination.
This design combines traditional elements with a contemporary design, which hopefully will give it universal appeal. The proportions should suit the majority of wrist sizes. The sculptured form should attract those who like something out of the norm.
The means of displaying the time is novel but easily recognised an intuitive. The rings would be powered by a traditional analogue movement which hopefully adds a little realism to the design and a hint of produce-ability.
There is an animation of the watch in action [5MB]