(English) Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: This is “Trylon LCD” an LCD version of the original Trylon concept.
Like the original design this watch is inspired by the image of the “flux capacitor” from the time traveling Delorean from the “back to the future” movies combined with a hint of Cylon. The name “Trylon” came from the combination of the “Y” shape face and Cylon like display.
The watch consists of three display areas in a “Y” shape using a 12-5-9 format. Like the original design the vertical display describes the hours, this can be in either digits or 12 x hour blocks, the left lower display describes the groups of 10 minutes again in either digits or 5 x 10 minutes blocks. The lower right displays shows the single minutes in digits or 9 x single minutes blocks. When the time is displayed in blocks like the original design the even numbers are shorter for easier reading. The 3rd, 6th and 9th blocks could also be different to aid the time reading.
This version also has a couple of twists that set it aside from the original, the first is the fact the watch housing can be removed from the strap (it simply clips into the strap) so the watch can be worn on a chain or cord like a pocket watch.
The second twist is the “Y” shaped face is a hinged cover again like a pocket watch. Opening the cover reveals the hidden parts of the display which home the touch sensitive controls similar to the ones used on the Kisai Rogue touch screen. This design maybe usable in existing Rogue housings, which may help viability.
The design has a very industrial sci-fi feel which will appeal to those who like engineered products and mechanical gadgets. The 12-5-9 time telling method will keep the interest of existing Tokyoflash customers who are comfortable with that method of time telling.
The geometric form combined with the the “Y” shaped display makes this design stand out. The choice between regular watch mode and pocket watch sets this watch from others. The face cover could have matching or contrasting finishes giving the design a sense of customisation.