Design submitted by Pawel from Germany.
Pawel says: The quad watch was my first submission to the blog. Surprised by the positive feedback of the community I decided to develop the idea further creating quad². The objective was to design a minimalistic display that shows time in a un-obvious fashion but is easy to read if you know how. (original concept here)
Just as the first design, overlays digits using filled quads and frames showing the two digits of hour and minute on top of each other. The design incorporates three mathematically captured natural phenomenon.
(1) It consistently uses quadrate shapes.
(2) Each display quad and its frame repeats the shape of the whole display just like fractals do.
(3) The size of the whole display area and the active region is in golden ratio, just as each display quad and its frame. For the three-dimensional preview of quad² I used the “Kisai Satellite” watch, because it has a virtually quadrate display and minimalistic design.
This watch is “more than meets the eye” just as people who would wear it. On the obvious level it is a futuristic watch with minimalistic display design.
There has not been any display before that overlays digits in this way.