(English) Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: This is “Hypercube” an analogue format LED watch. I wanted to come up with a simple LED watch that tells the time in an analogue style.
The trouble with all LED watches is that when the display is off they can look very plain. I wanted to design a watch that looks good on or off. I decided to use a faceted geometric cube shape that looks somewhere between architecture and jewellery.
The time telling method is a simple analogue format not disimilar to the one employed by RPM.
The outer ring of facets displays the minutes in 5 minute blocks where you would expect to see them on a traditional analogue face. The hours are displayed by the inner ring of facets again like a conventional analogue face. There are four single minute blocks and a PM indicator in the centre of the display in a cube like form. The LEDs give the choice of positive and negative displays with a multitude of animations. The positive mode would offer longer battery life.
There is also a “Wire” version where the gaps between the facets are illuminated to frame the appropiate blocks that tell the time.
The form of this watch is inspired by the simple geometry of a cube, using 3D facets to display the time giving the watch a jewelry look. The proportions should suite all wrist sizes and are aimed at the unisex market. This design suites a multitude of LED colours and materials giving this watch a mass appeal.
This design stands out due to its 3D faceted form and use of conventional technology.
Giving it mass appeal and a good dollop of viability!