Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: In search for a minimalistic analog watch idea I took inspiration from older concepts of mine and combined them for Phenomenon.
The decision to use a square for the display instead of a circle creates an unconventional looking analog watch. Using a minimalistically structured display adds to the unusual look. There is a bright part of the display. The start of it represents the hour. The end represents the minute. That’s it already. 22 times a day, the bright area has zero size and can’t be read for some seconds. That’s part of the deal here.
The watch geometry is kept minimalistic too but not to the max. The two parts of the case are flat cuboids. The lower one holds the straps and carries the buttons for setting the watch and EL-backlight.
I have a quartz movement analog watch which is 6mm narrow, so I think the Phenomenon could be too.
This watch is behaving pretty silently in terms of appearance but it finds a significant place among the analog watches.