Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: I was trying to think of a really intuitive analogue style time telling method that could be easily made using an LCD display. I have played around on previous designs with rings that describe the hours (orbital decay) and others that use dots to highlight the analogue positions on a watch face (Tri-Ripple) so I decided to combine both of these elements.
The result is a display that kind looks like a robot eye which features a spiral of dots that highlight the analogue positions, hence the name “Phi-ocular”
The rings that radiate from the centre of the display describe the hours. They feature dots that are positioned appropriately as per an analogue display (this creates the Phi like spiral) These dots are also used to describe the 5 min positions. The hour dots will feature a smaller dot inside them to describe the minutes when those rings are highlighted, if the minutes exceed the rings they are displayed in negative (like a small donut). Single minutes are show by four dots or donuts in the twelve o’clock position. The whole display could be inverted and used in negative and would include a backlight for poor light conditions.
This display is very intuitive and simple to understand so should appeal to the mainstream. The display still maintains a futuristic look, kind of like a robot eye. This sci-fi element may appeal to the sci-fi fans and more geeky amongst us. The curvy bangle like form should keep the ladies interested.
The stylish display and curvy strap combination sets this design from others.