(English) Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: This is “Turbofan” a remake of an earlier design called “Fan”.
The face of the watch is inspired by the blades of a fan. This inspiration makes for a technical looking dial that kind of looks like armour plating that constantly animates with the movement of the hands.
The time is told in a traditional analogue manner. The top mounted hand displays the hours. The disc in the center displays the minutes. As the hour hand rotates around the dial it collects the fan blades as it goes untill it gets to the twelve O’clock position. Then it spreads the blades out again in a constant cycle.
There is a second method of time display possible using this style of dial. The dials goes from positive to negative, ie the top hand/blade travels for the first twelve hours fanning the blades out, then the lowest hand takes over collecting the blades back it. This method looks more dynamic but becomes complicated at the twelve O’clock position where the positive meets the negative.
This design has a very dynamic animated appearance which should appeal to people who like mechanical analogue watches. The time telling method is conventional so should appeal to the traditionalist.
The mechanical animated appearance sets this watch from others. The style also works with different material combinations.