Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: I checked my thermometer recently (thanks to a summer flu) and and it’s one that works with quicksilver. It made me think about a mirror LCD display that could pretend to be made of quicksilver drops. I decided for a simple analog based digital display. The inspiration came from the observation of quicksilver forming drops before joining a bigger mass of itself.
There are two circles, an inner one and an outer one. The hour is told by a drop of quicksilver sticking to the inner circle. Sometimes there is a smaller drop sticking to it. This is when it’s PM. The minutes are told by drops that stick to the outer circle. The big drop indicates the 5-minute increment and additional smaller drops represent up to four additional minutes. The hour and minute rings are acompanied by brushed metal of the case. The rest is kept black – simple and elegant.
I think the Quicksilver uses the mirror LCD in a creative way that goes perfectly with the basic idea. It’s a simple watch, easy to read, elegant and a little bit geeky too 🙂