Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: Back in August 2012 I submitted a design called “Grid” which displayed the time in a very simple analogue format using a projected grid onto slightly 3D looking hands or discs. This gave the watch a retro futuristic look but would have been tricky to make due to the projection element.
This design called “Deflection” gets around this issue but retains the retro futuristic look.
The time is told in an analogue format just like “Grid” using either conventional hands or discs.
The simple trick in this case is that the hands or discs are made of transparent plastic and simply distort an image on the face of the watch. This “deflection” of the light gives the watch its name. The shape and size of the hands determines the type of distortion. The design on the face could be anything from stripes or swirls to a grid or a picture. The image could be interchangeable so the wearer could add their own personality to the watch. The face could also be backlit for poor light or added effect.
The watch has a retro futuristic feel combined with a art like qualities. The face could sport various designs allowing it to appeal to a wider audience, from retro gamers to designers and architects.
The light bending transparent hands combined with groovy face designs could potentially set this design apart from others.