Design submitted by Peter (UK) and Sam (Germany).
Peter & Sam say: The inspiration for this design originates from “origami” the art of folding paper.
Besides paper, the art of folding covers a whole spectrum of materials. For this concept we have focused on the forming metal. The body and straps are each made of metal strips that have been folded and shaped to create an organic form not dissimilar to a flat strip spring.
This style of construction would cocoon the necessary electronics leaving interesting gaps between the strip. These gaps lend themselves to internal illumination creating interesting fan shaped beams of light in low light conditions.
The time is told using number shaped forms created in a similar manner to the rest of the watch.
Two continuous wire-like shapes illuminate in the appropriate places to create glowing figures that describe the time or date.
The top display communicates the hours or months, the lower one describes the minutes or days. These wires also lend themselves to animated light shows complimenting the internal glow of the body.
This design gently fuses traditional techniques with modern technology to create a retro-futuristic feel which will hopefully appeal to young and old. The simple organic form should sit well with both sexes, and the choice of materials and illumination colours should offer enough variation for most tastes.
The combination of the inspiration and design direction sets this concept away from others. The time telling is simple and easy to understand while visually appealing. Also while unique in its appearance would sit nicely with the existing range of Tokyoflash products.