(English) Design submitted by Lloyd from the UK.
Lloyd says: “Infraction” is an LCD concept watch design which, as the name suggests, displays the time and date literally “in” what appear to be fractions. Don’t worry, though. Absolutely no maths is needed and telling the time is very easy.
There are 2 slightly different cryptic modes and a ‘quick reveal’ mode too. In both cryptic modes, 4 large digits displaying the time and date, are hidden by removing sections of their outlines to leave smaller digits or, if that isn’t possible, partial ones. These remaining figures retain enough of the larger digits’ outlines to make reading them easy once you know what to look for. In the slightly more cryptic-looking mode, 4 horizontal lines are added between 4 pairs of vertically adjacent numbers to make them resemble fractions. The 18 rectangular boxes in the middle of the display are for displaying either the seconds or the year. The first digit of each number is indicated in the 9 boxes on the left and the second one in the 9 boxes on the right.
Infraction has a date mode, touch sensitive buttons and is USB rechargeable via a computer. It also has an alarm and an EL backlight which makes the display easier to read at night. The watch’s case and strap are stainless steel and the display is “always on”.
This design would appeal to anyone who loves quirky modern gadgets, puzzles, optical illusions, creativity and thinking “outside the box”.
Hopefully, its unique and puzzling display makes it stand out from other designs.