Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: The idea for Invasion came at the time when I worked on Vein. Both concepts share the idea of letting the end of a line represent an analog watch display number.
Invasion uses lines that start at the 12h or 6h position, representing 12h/0min or 6h/6min and continue in clockwise direction to any other number. Starting at the 12h position, these other numbers are 1,2,3,4 and 5. Starting with the 6h position, the other numbers are 7,8,9,10 and 11. Having this rule set up, I mirrored the lines across a vertical axis, creating a symmetric display. If the clockwise-reading-rule is not known, the display looks cryptically alien while the symmetry is gadgety eye-catching. If the rule is known, reading shouldn’t be a big problem after a short time.
I am proposing there colors for the display. Blue, the coldest color, shows the hours, that change the slowest. Green shows 10-minute-groups. Red, the hottest color, shows the single minutes, that change the fastest. A single color for all parts of the time could be used, but times using 0,6 and 12 alone or at the same time, are hard to decypher then. It is possible within the law of exclusion but that’s a bit too sherlocky. As for the original three-color-version, an alternative, non-symmetric display mode could be implemented to help reading in the first days. Date, alarm and any other three-digit-information can also be implemented easily.
I liked playing around with methods of screening the LEDs and I came up with a hole grid. I like the technical look, a bit like a speaker or fan grill. I framed this grill with an edgy ring which outlines the analog display numbers to help interpreting the LED lights.
The Invasion is for the typical Tokyoflash fan who likes watches that don’t look like watches.