Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: In the design process for my FOCUS watch I sketched for a concept called ALIEN TATTOO that uses the same way of stacking numbers. Despite the issues, that a transparent screen might bring, I liked the idea of overlapping the wrist with a cool ornamental display. This is how AEON came to being.
The display is a clear LCD screen that tells the the time with half-round numbers that are stacked upon each other. Two half-round numbers form a circle. The big one stands for the hours, the small one for the minutes. I’ve added some randomly changing sci-fi ornaments around the circles to emphasize the alien and techie look of the display.
For the watch, I chose a curvy frame that encases the clear display. I’m not sure how much space is needed for technology, but I gave the case some voluminous end parts, where the straps begin, to carry the circuits and the energy source. A USB-recharge would be wise here.
I made some color and material variants that bring various contrasts towards the different types of wrists out there. While the SINGULARITY goes best with a bright and smooth wrist, MERCURY tames the wildest jungle The idea stays the same: a cool techno tribal tattoo on your wrist.
For the black-white model photo in the presentation I’m using a shot by Karl Lagerfeld for Vogue Germany’s February 2010 issue. It is an homage to the silent film Metropolis of 1920. I like the stylish sci-fi theme and the story-telling motif of this picture.