Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.
Lloyd says: “Glimmer” is an LCD concept watch design that utilizes the Moon and its reflection on the ocean to tell the time.
Figuring out the time is easy. The 2 partially visible craters on the Moon’s outer edge indicate the hour and the number of 5-minute intervals that have elapsed just like the hands on a normal analogue watch. Single minutes (1-4), however, are indicated by the 4 craters encircling the middle crater. The relevant crater is highlighted by simply replacing it with a smaller one. Beneath the Moon, the seconds are displayed using horizontal lines to mimic the glimmer of moonlight on ocean waves. An optional animation showing the glimmering moonlight can be set to run every 5, 10 or 15 minutes. The watch has an optional beep to let you know when the animation starts so you don’t miss it. To get a better understanding of how this watch works, please take a look at the images below.
“Glimmer” has a date mode, an alarm and is USB rechargeable via a computer. It also has an EL backlight which makes the display easier to read at night. 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”.
I feel this design would appeal to anyone who is drawn to the Moon, the ocean, astronomy, art, modern gadgets and creativity.