(English) Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: This is Turbine LCD (MkII).
Following the popularity of the original Turbine I decided that I would like to make a more feasible version, as this seemed to be the biggest stumbling block with the original.
This version uses a simple always on LCD display in conjunction with a moulded lens in the shape of the original version’s turbine blades. The LCD would be constantly animated with a very simple two state animation which through the lens gives the impression that the blades are turning . When the Knob is pressed briefly the time scrolls across the top of the display and would stay on for 10-15 sec’s. When the knob is double pressed the time and backlight are activated. When the knob is pressed and held just the backlight is activated for illuminated animation. The knob can be pulled out like a conventional crown for setting the time, a date mode could also be possible.
Hopefully this version will appeal to the same people that the original did, people who like gadgets and gizmos, toys, big toys, cars and planes etc.
This design stands out due to its inspiration, always on animation and 3d lens. Also the range of special editions that could be available may make this design stand out.
UPDATE: Additional animations (Feb 21)