I’ve tried to design it to sit somewhere between art deco, raygun gothic and steampunk.
It is a classic analog watch where the ‘pole’ of the globe indicates the hour, the thin end of the inner orbit marks the minute, and the outer orbit the seconds. This ensures that the display is constantly moving at a noticeable speed, giving a more dynamic impression.
The face is decorated in a suitably steampunk/astronomical pattern, with radial lines as hour markers. Anders has toyed with the idea of putting a circular OLED display under the (faux-mirror) face, to make it possible to display the date and/or time digitally, and possibly animate it to add a starlike twinkle.
Anders has decided to only this watch design as a pocketwatch with a double chain echoing the shape of the orbits. The design also features a kinetic self-winding mechanism, in the form of weights on the sides of the face which rotate as the watch is moved, thus charging the battery.
It is also designed with interchangeable fittings so it can be carried without the chain, or with a suitable wrist strap.
The globe and the orbits are fitted with LED lighting, to make it spectacularly readable in the dark.
This watch design should appeal to physice-nerds, people into steampunk and design-minded fans of the 20′s.
Design by Anders [via]