Anders says: I was looking at animations of some ultra high-end watches and inspiration struck to make something with a similar feel, but less complicated and more affordable. I wanted to use a standard analog movement, but that soon proved impossible. Hopefully the visual impact of the display exceeds the increased complexity. Continue reading →
Anders says: I sketched an LED layout which would fit a sober, angular case. To add a bit of elegance (and hopefully some feminine appeal) I had the additional idea of letting the display shine through a panel of contrasting material, which could also be repeated in the links of the strap.
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”