Design submitted by Logan from the USA.
Logan says: Most of the time, I prefer a minimal display, but sometimes I need more accuracy. Big Minimal is an attempt to balance two styles in a single watch I can wear all the time.
Big Minimal is an analog + LED watch where the LEDs enhance legibility on demand during the day or night. With the LEDs off, during the day, two white hands on a blank charcoal dial convey the time with classic simplicity. If you need to know the exact minute, pushing the crown activates the central LEDs embedded in the dial to display the minutes as big digits (and a clock-position LED for the hours). The hands are large and skeletonized so they are both clear when the LEDs are off and do not obscure the LEDs when on. At night, activating the LEDs gives a bright display cleaner than lume or backlighting.
Big Minimal is for people who appreciate both minimalism and precision, who enjoy both modern LED watches and traditional classics. These styles are not mutually exclusive, there does not need to be a tradeoff.
Looking back on my own designs, I think I have sometimes started from a blank slate, with a new idea unconnected to the past, whereas my personal preference would be to wear something that has evolved from a traditional foundation. Big Minimal is more of an evolution, simpler yet closer to what I appreciate about watches.