I always liked neon tube displays in sci-fi movies. Back then, when CGI wasn’t used for every little thing. I liked the fact, someone actually built alien symbols of neon tubes, that really work! I was sketching for minimalistic, square based numbers that make a cool neon tube display.
Design submitted by Lloyd (Australia) and Peter (UK).
“Time Shift” is an exciting LED concept watch that displays the time and date by ‘beaming’ digits onto the display. It was inspired by the futuristic teleportation devices in sci-fi programmes and films.
The basic idea for this watch is “changing the classic numbers with a simple operation to let it look cryptic but easy to decypher”. The simple operation this time is slicing the numbers diagonally and moving the resulting parts along the slice. As reaction, different parts of the numbers create new alignments letting the new numbers look like alien symbols. Continue reading →
Peter says: This is “Predatime”, a watch inspired by the Predator character from the films of the same name. This is a popular inspiration, with most people choosing the self destruct mechanism as the basis for their design. I decided to use the mask image of the iconic character for my design. Continue reading →
Sam says: First there has been the sun dial. That has been mechanized and so it became independent from the sun. Then only the relevant numbers have been taken and time telling became digital. Later, these numbers have been represented by shapes and colors and so time telling became artistic. It’s time for another step, a watch that fuses all information into a compact display. Continue reading →
Peter says: I have allways been interested in sci-fi films and wanted to design an unusual alien looking watch. I didn’t have a specific image in mind but the watch evolved into something that resembles a cross between the “Tripods” of “the war of the world” films, the little spacecraft/aliens from “batteries not included” and a mechanised turret. Continue reading →