(English) Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.
Lloyd says: I thought it would be kind of cool to use a bonsai tree for a watch display and this LCD concept watch design called “Bonsai” is the result.
It’s very simple to read. In time mode the hours and minutes are indicated by 4 digits that are formed by the bonsai’s leaves and the seconds are simply displayed as regular digits on the tree’s pot. In date mode the day, month and year can be read in the same way.
There’s a fun animation which you can play immediately by touching a button or set to play automatically at regular intervals. It depicts water drops falling onto a leafless bonsai, causing its leaves to sprout and reveal the time.
The bonsai’s trunk and branches are silk-screened onto the back of the watch’s lens/glass.
This watch has an alarm mode 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 shown in either black or silver, but other colours are possible too. The LCD display is also shown in different colours and is “always on”.
This design would probably appeal to anyone who loves quirky modern gadgets, bonsai trees, nature, plants, puzzles, art, creativity and thinking “outside the box”.
It stands out because of its enchanting and easy-to-read display that will definitely grow on you.