Design submitted by Matt from Canada.
Matt says: My idea was to use an analog watch to display the time as a 12-5-9 display, which would also enable the addition of the second.
The result is a 12-6-10 display, because the 0 are needed for the 10’s and single minutes. It’s using the well-known red/green/blue to display the hour and minutes, by associating the color of the hand with the one on the display. They are retrograde, which mean they make a 1/10 rotation when the single minute change, a 1/6 rotation at every 10 minutes, and a 1/12 rotation at every hour.
Since there is only a crown, it can also be made as a pocket watch.
There are 4 sub dials, at 3-6-9-12 o’clock :
- At 6, it’s the second, which can be analog or digital.
- At 9, it’s the weekday, as a 2 letters digital.
- At 12, it’s the month, as a 3 letters digital.
- At 3, it’s the date, as a 2 digits digital.
The display of the hour and minute, start at 12 o’clock and go clockwise. The time reading order is :
- the small, inner, ring ( red ) ;
- the green ring, in the middle ;
- the big, outer, ring ( blue ) ;
- the sub dial at 6 o’clock which show the second.
This one will appeal to people who are looking for a distinctive analog watch.
The combination of the 12-5-9 and the retrograde analog displays make it exceptional. And also : The colored dials-hands association and the number are written on the segment, to help the time reading speed. The always on weekday, month and date displays ( depending on the version ).