Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: “I am inspired by the so called Rorschach test. This phsychological test works with symmetrical images which should judge a person’s perception and imagination.
These images fascinated me since we made them in kindergarden by putting some paint on a sheet of paper and then folding it in the middle. After unfolding, always interesting images appeared. You can find more information about the Rorschah Test here.
I tried to find a middle way between a traditional digital display and the organic, arbitrary but symmetrical inkblots. The display’s inkblot is actually a digital display showing hours, minutes and seconds. There are three rows to display them. First row, left side are the hours, second row right side are the minutes in negative, and third row left side are the seconds. The other areas are symmetrical and pretty confusing, so one has to concentrate on the above mentioned areas. The ever changing seconds should make it easy to learn how to read the converged numbers.
There is an easy mode wich hides the irrelevant areas of the inkblot if a quick time reading is needed. The display is planned to be always on, so easy mode has to be activated by a button, as well as the backlight. The display goes through an animation regularily, if wanted. I used a simple strap without emphasizing the case, it should look like one piece, just like the Rorschach cards. The display is using e-ink according to my inspiration. But LED could be used too, if technically practical.
One needs to be a little crazy for this watch. People who like arts and therefore like to use their imagintaion might like it too. It is confusing but actually very easy. It has a high recognition value coming from the simplicity and the strong duality.
Here you can see how the different times look like. They are randomly placed.”