Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: Scribbling away one day, I sketched a display with curving lines across it. It looked to me like some sort of scanner display as seen in countless SF films. A few more lines and I had a concept; Astrolabe. The always-on OLED display adds visual punch.
Time telling is easy; it’s basically analog with minutes told by lines along the circumference and hours told by intersecting lines; the hour position indicated by a dot at one of the intersections. To heighten the ‘star-map’ feel, random extra lines are also lit. A smoked-glass bottom lens aids readability.
The case is detachable from the strap making quick strap changes possible, and to use it as a pocketwatch as well. The case is slim, with styling subtly referencing ancient astronomical charts. The display and strap could be virtually any colour, and a metal strap is of course also possible.
Astrolabe should appeal to anyone into retro-futurism without wanting to draw too much attention. It’s perhaps too masculine for most ladies, but the option to wear it as a pocket watch or pendant may help ameliorate this. The OLED display tech feels fresh, and should make it a conversation piece.