Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: This is a project, I couldn’t properly sketch for on paper. I imagined a pattern that consists of LCD lines with different thicknesses. I wanted to create a cascaded gradient from dark to bright (or vice versa) that contains the time telling numbers. The lines of the backgrounds and the adjacent numbers should be interlocking and create a black and white mesh.
I tried around to let the pattern look stylish and Peter Fletcher asked, if this system would work with italic numbers. It does and this simple action results in a nice dynamic and eye-catching effect.
I let the gradient go brighter in reading direction (up to down) when it’s a.m. When it’s p.m. the gradient is inverted and goes darker. Doing so, the gradient reflects the daylight condition of the relevant daytime – increasing in the morning, decreasing in the evening.
For the presentation, I reduced everything to black and white. The transition pattern can be translated in very different ways. Black, colored or mirror LCD on quite a selection of backgrounds can be done. The result would always be stylish and fashionable. I chose a smooth and angled case with soft straps and hope to have achieved a unisex watch for arts lovers.