Design submitted by Radu from Romania.
Radu says: “The idea for this watch design came to me when I saw some Christmas lights in a department store being reflected between a glass display case and a mirror. I have wanted for some time to submit a design to the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog but nothing original enough occurred to me so this was a stroke of good luck.
The design is pretty simple but I hope it creates a spectacular effect. The principle is the endless reflection of light between two mirrors. The watch consists of a mirror dial, 60 small LEDs on top of the dial and glass crystal over everything. The twist is the fact that the glass crystal is a slightly smoked one way mirror facing the dial. Between the two, 60 LED lights are positioned which when turned on will create the impression of an endless tunnel starting from your wrist towards infinity. Telling time is simple and very similar to a normal analog watch. One LED shows the seconds, a group of two LED lights show the minutes and finally three LED lights will tell you the hours. The difference is the hour indicator does not slide between positions gradually but rather jumps from one position to the other. I think people who like this watch would be individuals that enjoy a clever idea, have probably never lost their sense of wonder as adults and like me indulge in a good sci-fi book from time to time. Romantics may also find the symbolism of an endless tunnel in time appealing.”