(English) Design submitted by Raphael from the Philippines.
Raphael says: Stargazing has always been something fascinating. Looking up into the heavens and imagining what lies in the murky darkness has been a source of mystery and wonder, and I thought it would be interesting to take the concept of stargazing and put it into a watch design. This is the result.
The secret to telling the time on this watch is counting the stars. Although the outer ring (Pictured white) shows the hour in a way similar to traditional analog watches, with the last star in the chain being the hour, the two constellations in the center of the watch (Representing the minutes) are read differently. Don’t bother looking for the shapes of numbers- rather, count the number of stars in each constellation and read left to right to determine the minutes.
The design I created is something that I hope will be appreciated by all kinds of people, since it uses a theme that can be related to by everyone- We live under the same night sky, after all.
I think that the natural theme of this watch serves as a nice contrast to the techno and futuristic designs usually put out by TokyoFlash (Which I’m a big fan of!). The method of telling time is unique, but simple and easy enough for it to be convenient for anyone on the go.