Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Earlier this month we saw the imaginative Stylux watch from Anders that used a combination of laser & phosphorescent ink to ‘draw’ the time. He has updated the design using less advanced technology, which could be more realistic to produce.
Anders says: Due to the positive feedback I received I decided to make an alternative version of Stylux, my previous submission. The original is too complicated to produce anytime soon, so this take on the design uses only existing tech.
The display is basically analog, with the hours inset into the minutes. The center of the hour inset features an OLED display projecting through the face, to allow the watch to display the time digitally as well, or to relay short messages from the wearer’s phone, like the original concept.
The opportunity for customization is considerably smaller with this design, but readability, battery time and not least ease of manufacture are all improved. The minute hand could also be marked in some suitably subtle way to simplify telling the time when the backlight is turned off.
This version appeals to much the same groups since it retains much of the layout and elegance of the first version. The lower price and complexity should broaden the market to less technologically-minded (and less financially secure) people. As with v.1 the range of straps and colours could be considerable.