Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.
“Flipside” is a modern concept watch that displays the time and date in an unusual and enigmatic way using an LCD screen combined with LEDs.
The watch’s LCD display contains 4 rows of mysterious rectangular figures representing 4 numbers. These figures are actually side views of the letters used to spell the numbers as they would appear if three-dimensional and viewed from the right. Although not every letter can be determined from this view, there is enough collective visual information to identify each number and successfully figure out the time or date.
The seconds and the year are displayed via LEDs on either side of the LCD screen. The 2 digits, arranged one on top of the other, are split in half by the screen. In ‘time mode’ the constantly changing array of LEDs resembles the banks of flashing lights on old-fashioned computer consoles seen in TV shows like Star Trek. This makes the display much more dynamic and interesting.
Flipside is USB rechargeable via a computer, and has an alarm. The watch’s case and strap are made from stainless steel and are available in silver or black. The LCD display is available in different colours and is “always on”. The LEDs, also available in different colours, can be turned off to save battery power.