Sphere LED watch creates 3D illusion.

Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: I was thinking about how I could make a flat LED display appear 3D, and it occurred to me that I could give the appearance of a sphere by using some curved lines.  Then I broke up some of these lines asymmetrically to form four digits, each comprised of 5 rows of 3 dashes.

As you can see in the animation, the time can be read by focusing on these four digits.  The top two digits are hours, and the bottom two are minutes.

Sphere is a unisex design that will appeal to fans of LED watches.

The display is cryptic, yet easy to read when you know where to look.  I could also see the possibility of a reveal mode if deemed necessary.

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13 Responses to “Sphere LED watch creates 3D illusion.”

  1. avatar Tokyoflash Japan Product Design Studio says:

    Great job Heather!
    Brilliant in its simplicity & a cool effect that only takes a second to ‘get it’ – then you can’t un-see it.
    I love that. Your Stencil watch has that same hook. Best of luck, 5* from me.

  2. avatar Matthew says:

    Hey Tokyoflash, you accidentally wrote on top “Heather form the USA.”

    Anyway, Nice concept Heather! I really like this one and I would buy it. Its hard to read the time at first, but then its easy after you understand how to.

  3. avatar Firdaus R says:

    Very interesting. At first sight I thought how the heck to tell the time, but once noticed the hidden numbers, its getting easy peasy. One of the best in hidden numbers concept line. 5*

  4. avatar Pete says:

    Nice simple visual effect which really appeals, me likey. Would be cool with a nice domed lens, has a kinda reatro charm! 5/Y Best of luck! :D

  5. avatar dzign555 says:

    Yeah, I was thinking domed lens, too! But might get really difficult to read. HMMM – trippy.

    5y

  6. avatar Jens says:

    LED is not my favorite since I prefer to check my watch with a quick glance without fumbling with buttons, otherwise…
    … excellent idea with the right amount of riddle, readability and design. Good presentation as well!

    5y

  7. avatar Romain says:

    I love the red version, and I agree with the idea of a domed lens, it would be pretty cool. 5*/yes

  8. avatar Nev says:

    Another great design, Heather. I think it would look good even if it didn’t have a domed lens. Certainly 5* from me.

  9. avatar Krautesh Vakir says:

    Awesome job Heather I likes it :) 5/Y

  10. avatar Jose says:

    My support for this idea
    5/Y_ :)