Peter says: A few years ago before the advent of the modern smart phone, mobile phones were far more varied and styled. They weren’t dominated by a huge screen so had to be sleek and interesting in their own right. My favourite phone of this era was the Motorola Razr, it was a sleek thin clam shell style phone with two separate screens and a super sexy metallic key pad. The key pad looked uber futuristic (at the time) with its metallic finish, illuminated numbers and dividing lines and tactile feel. This is what inspired my “Razor” watch.
Peter says: As regular blog visitors will know I’m a bit of a petrol-head (gear-head) and like the industrial engineered look. This design takes its visual inspiration from RC car nitro engines. The time telling method is a variation of a previous design “Hybrid” hence the name “Hybrid – Nitro”
Laszlo says: The Sonar watch is ultimate minimalist expression of time keeping – TheSonar is intuitive to read. The concept, while appearing mysterious, is quite simple once understood. This unique and distinctive timepiece features printed patterns to represent the passing of time. The outer gradient displays the minutes and the inner gradient shows the hours. The gradients interact to create an ever-changing pattern that is both functional and beautiful.
Timur says: I called this new watch design “Orbit” because when you look at it – you get the impression as planets going around the sun. In the very center of the dial-plate we can see the seconds which look like the sun.
Matt says: One day I saw a Tian Harlan’s Chromachron (which date from early 1970’s). The dial is divided in 12 colors which are almost blocked by a smaller disk with a 1/12 portion cut out. The disk rotates and shows an approximated time because the bezel has no markers.
Heather says: I was analyzing the differences among the digits 0-9, and how some digits share common parts, or shapes. Each of the following groupings share the same bottom half: 0,6,8 – 3,5,9 – 1,4,7 – 2.