Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: “Inspired by a few other sun-dial designs on this blog, I was hit with the idea to make an actual sun-dial watch, but substituting LEDs orbiting the watch face for the sun. Some sketching resulted in this design; Gnomon; two layered faces , a center gnomon and cleverly shuttered LEDs.
Telling the time is exceedingly easy, it’s basically a standard analog watch, but with shadows cast on the face instead of hands. For larks I also swapped the hour and minute hands, so the outer shadow denotes hours, and the inner denotes minutes.
The target for this concept would be those interested in the history of time-keeping, while the modern styling will attract the fashion-conscious. It’s easy to read but with a twist, and would I believe fit very well into the Tokyoflash range.
Gnomon is deceptively simple. Clever use of existing technology yields a fresh result. Standard ‘bulb’ LEDs works wonderfully with this concept. Since it produces nearly a point of light it casts a very sharp shadow. A luminescent pattern on the face aids reading by subtly pointing to the hour markers.”