Design submitted by Lloyd (Australia) & Peter (UK)
Lloyd & Peter say: We thought it would be amusing to create a watch that doesn’t actually display the time or date. That’s why this concept design is called “Timeout”.
Both the time and date are deduced by determining which one of the 10 digits (0-10) is missing from each of the 4 ring-shaped displays. So, for example, if the 4 missing digits, reading from top to bottom, are 1, 2, 4 and 7, the time would be 12:47. If you need to know the time or date in a hurry, just press the quick reveal button and it will immediately appear in the 4 circles at the centre of the rings.
A fun feature of this design is that the colour of the rings can be changed to suit your mood. This could be done manually or via a shuffle mode which would change the colour of the display randomly after a duration of time.
This watch is USB rechargeable and the design is available in a fun selection of different colours. The facia that frames the circular displays could also be interchangeable adding to the customisation.
This design would appeal to anyone who likes numbers, modern quirky things, creativity and thinking “outside the box”. The narrow proportions and slim line form will hopefully appeal to the wider audience and suit the majority of wrist sizes.
It stands out because of its unique modern design and original way of telling the time. This design is also based on LCD technology giving it a hint of viability.