Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: This concept is something of a reworking of Vernier, an old submission of mine. The peculiarities of the vernier or nonius scale caught my attention once again. I wanted to (for once) design a watch as simple as possible around the display, and this is the result.
The display is in principle analog, with an array of 24 indicators between 11 outer hour markers and 23 inner minute markers. The hours snap 0,5 degrees clockwise per minute, the minutes 6 degrees and, in order to match up with the minutes, the indicators move 9 degrees counter-clockwise.
One minute line will always match up with an indicator line, thus marking the current minute. The hour markers won’t however, so one of them is slightly longer than the others, to mark the hour. The markers are chrome on thin roundels, to make the time readable in any light.
The styling is very understated, both for reasons of style and ease of manufacture. The strap is easily changed, and can be produced in many colours, as can the body finish and backlight. This widens the appeal, and could conceivably be bought by almost anyone who enjoys simple style.