Jacques says: The watch is a redesign of the watch I posted earlier. Although the watch looks quite different from the first one, the principle actually is the same. A minimalistic watch with a completely blank front and time reading functionality on the side, which creates a surprising effect compared to the many watches with frontal displays and numerous clocks/pointers etc.
Peter says: For a long time I have had the idea in the back of my head for a watch design that you could look through rather like a gun scope, this is probably partly inspired by one of Cory’s older designs called “Lock On”
Sam says: I was scribbling around for a time display, that would be cool as tattoo or graffiti, some sort of iconic symbol that would draw it’s justification from the look first, then by the hidden meaning.
The idea of stacking numbers isn’t new, but there are many ways how to do it. I chose a 12-5-9 time format and gave the numbers of each category different proportions. This is where the name PLUS comes from, because the first and the last digit have the opposite proportions and form a cross.
Peter says: Armour and Sci-Fi are two of my favourite themes which keep tempting me back time and time again. And so they have again, this time inspiration has come from Sci-Fi helmets from games and film.
Although it was liked by many, some deemed the analogue mode a little on the rough side and I really wanted this to be realised for its full potential and I simply couldnt rest until I had made things right.
Sam says: This is the smart edition of my Xtal concept. People who saw it in the Design Studio Blog like the futuristic look, a combination of the simple shape and the cryptic numbers. Adding some smartness could make a good product.