(English) Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: The RA is a distant relative of Cypher and CLB – also analog watch concepts. The basic idea this time was using simple things to create a complex looking sci-fi eye candy that’s actually easy to read.
I started with a watch turned upside down to have the battery cap on top of the watch face. I don’t know if that’s feasable to have the cap for battery replacement and watch setting there but I really like the imagination of screwing around on your gadget while you wear it. It gives a certain Iron Man feeling. You would need a hexagon socket screw key (aka Allen key®) that you might want to carry with you on your bunch of other keys.
So the system access center leaves a ring for the display where I placed the watch hands – dynamically trapezoid shapes with a little gap as actual marker. As on a traditional analog watch, the one closer to the center is the hour hand and the one distant is the minute hand. The ring around the latter one has recieved indicators for exact time telling.
The hands are acompanied by a semi-transparent foil that follows the curvature of the display ring. They give the background a darker shade. The background of the display itself is a neon foil which is definitely an eye catcher. It’s not only neon and therefore super bright in daylight, but also fluorescent and therefore visible at night. Not very bright but enough to read the time.
The trapezoid hands and the semi-transparent foils are structuring the neon ring in a simple but super sci-fi manner so the RA is a watch for those who like technical arts and stylish displays as seen in many sci-fi movies.