Unimatrix watch, resistance is futile.

Design submitted by Sam of Borg.

Sam says: This watch is inspired by the Borg stasis alkoven displays used in Star Trek. The were so called plasma discs used as sophisticated stand-by lights for sleeping Borg – cybernetic aliens.

In the real world plasma discs are already available in 7cm diameter, rarely smaller, so the biggest challenge for this watch would be the size. Combining it with an analog watch is already possible.

The plasma light is used as extraordinary backlight. It is off normally, but can be switched on for a short or a longer time. The latter option would be cool in a club. Additional LEDs light up the translucent acetate edges of the straps which guide the light with a fibre optic effect.

As Star Trek fans know from Seven of Nine, technics can be sexy. So I chose an elegant design for the watch and fused it with the technical elements. This is a watch for active people – the exact opposite of the inspiring stasis alkovens. It’s a sporty and squirrely watch that draws attention but stays elegant and fashionable at the same time.

Thank you to Gregory Ross who allowed me to use his plasma disc images, the watch displays are based upon.

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36 Responses to “Unimatrix watch, resistance is futile.”

  1. avatar Tokyoflash Japan Product Design Studio says:

    Sorry for taking so long to post this up Sam.

  2. avatar Samukun says:

    With all respect towards Jobby and Patrick from France who made plasma globe concepts before. Maybe this is the way how to do it. I just hope for a plasma watch.

  3. avatar dzign555 says:

    Blog fans…seriously…only 3.6?! Come on, this is WAY better! Ten stars from me!

  4. avatar Andrew Joy says:

    This is without doubt this is the best Analogue watch design I have ever seen on the Tokyo Flash Design Blog so far. Surely this Watch Concept deserves to be constructed. Resistance is futile

  5. avatar Leonard Lee Kah Khiong says:

    This so cool! The lighting! The electricity! Feel so high, so ergenetic! 5 stars!

  6. avatar Krautesh Vakir says:

    All i can say is WOW!!!!!!, I don’t do analogue so much but this will be a reason to get one :) 5/Y

  7. avatar Samukun says:

    Thank you everybody for the support!

  8. avatar Pete says:

    Nice to see this one on the blog, it took a while but was well worth the wait! 5/Y I would assimilate this! :D

  9. avatar Hanson says:

    I love the design. It is very interesting. I especially like the black and green version. However, I am not a fan of analog. I say yes only for the black and green version because i like that color combination in almost all watches.

  10. avatar Buddy says:

    Please tell me I can buy one of these!!!!

  11. avatar Heather says:

    thank you for the indicators. this is very cool. :) 5*

  12. avatar dzign555 says:

    Congrats on the Kisai Online, Sam! Finally! Unfortunately, I can’t buy one just yet…need to save my pennies.

  13. avatar Nash says:

    Well put me on the list when this watch comes out, I’ll buy it.

  14. avatar Mr.Taco says:

    Woah i didn’t think much of it until i saw the electricity! awesome job!

    signed by¦
    Mr.Taco

    • avatar Samukun says:

      Yep, I think, there should be done something to let the watch look hot when the bizzbuzz is still off. But I’m glad, it pleases the Taco :)

  15. avatar Patrick says:

    Congratulations to Sam, for the “Online-watch”!

    It is deserved.

  16. avatar WatchGeek says:

    This is a really magnificent design concept. I would wear this watch often if it were to become available to purchase. It would definitely be an attention getter. Thanks for sharing this neat idea. I hope that this watch gets put into production.

  17. avatar Reptile says:

    Sick! Would be in for a Black and Green if this is ever produced.

    • avatar Samukun says:

      Rawr you have a thing for this color combination hm? This animaly toxic hulky green and black rocksmost for me too because of the borg background. Thanks Rep for the comment!

  18. avatar theonug says:

    I’ll take 1 of each color please! Thanks!

  19. avatar matthew hornick says:

    I would absolutely purchase one of these watches. I love the green and it does remind you of the Borg. It is an amazing design and concept and I sure hope the watches go into production!!!

  20. avatar Firdaus says:

    I like the entire design except glowing straps (I think it mess with the display and make the watch like a toy). Nevertheless I like the plasma disc idea and would definitely buy some if they become real. 5*!

  21. avatar Samukun says:

    Good hint Firdaus, thanks for this perspective!

    Thank you for your comment too Matthew!

  22. avatar Makkovik says:

    The overall look is amazing. I like the red. If they use that kind of hands, I might buy even if it’s an analog.