Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: I could go into a long winded story about my interests in all things car and motorbike related but by now you have all guessed that I am a petrol head. So I decided to do yet another motorcyle inspired design because it floated my boat 🙂
One of the things I like about motorcyles is the fact that a lot of the components are visible and they have a very pruposeful engineered look. I wanted to transmit that ethos into a watch deisgn.
The chassis of the watch is reminicent of a motorycle frame, this chassis captivates the watch modual and connects the bracelet strap halves. The strap halves would be regid components sprung biased in the closed position ( this could have an “over top dead centre” arrangement which would hold the straps in either the fully open position or fully closed) The spring much like a shock absorber on a motorcycle is also visible.
The time telling is told by two columns of LEDs either side of the spring, the white LEDs (like a headlight) describe the hours, the red LEDs (you guessed it like a tail light) describe 5min groups and the indicator orange LEDs describe single minutes.
This watch is unashamebly literal and industrial so may well only appeal to fellow petrol head and people with a similar mindset to myself (god help them!)
Hopefully it will also temp people who are into manga and mecha too 🙂
The motorcycle inspired chassis and strap suspension combined with LED time telling with hopefully help this design stand out from the crowd! 😀
UPDATE: In reply to feedback on the blog I have done a few new images for 528. One is just a new colour combination for Xian, the other two are variations on the display style. I have continued the triangulation of the frame into the display. One is embossed and the other is machined.