Peter says: As blog regulars know I have a thing for industrial and mechanical designs. Im also a bit of a film buff and gamer and like futuristic cars and planes that often feature.
This design I guess is inspired by futuristic planes from film and games and has a little DNA from earlier designs like “hunter killer” and “drone”. This design is called “vtol” (vertical take off and landing) and features two jet engine like displays.
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.
Anders says: I wanted to try designing something a little more avant-garde and iconic than the smartwatches I’ve seen before. Specifically I aimed to find an interesting way to mix the time display and the Bluetooth indicators. In order to maximize the clarity of the design I’ve tried to keep everything as clean, uncluttered and legible as possible. What I’ve come up with is this; Nippon.
Sam says: The Ixpansion is an analog LCD smartwatch. It uses a radial array of segments to show rather traditional watch hands in a minimalistic manner. The main feature of the display the expansion of any kind of information from the hands.