This is “Tri-ripple” a 12-5-9 format based watch. I wanted to come up with a simple 12-5-9 format watch that had a alien/spacey feel.
The basic premiss being that the time is told by 3 sets of rings, these rings could be either coloured LEDs or a backlit LCD. The largest set of rings on the left of the watch consists of 12 rings that display the hours (1 ring = 1hour). The smallest group of rings on the upper right consists of 5 rings that display 10 minute groups (1 ring = 10mins) The bottom right group of rings consists of 9 rings for single minutes (1 ring = 1min).
To make the time reading uber simple and keep with the spacey feel I have added dots to the rings (like orbiting moons) that are in the appropriate position to the number on an analogue watch face, this saves on the counting and makes telling the time far more intuitive.
The display would be activated by three buttons in the center of the 3 sets of rings (LED version)
The LCD version would be touch sensitive in the same zones.
This design has a simple uncluttered spacey/alien feel that may appeal to more geekish amongst us, the bright coloured LEDs give the watch a fun feel. The rings will be animated when the time is displayed and randomly through the day again adding to the fun aspect.
The metal version is LCD and has a slightly more grown up feel that may appeal to the less adventurous.
The technology and time telling method is tried and tested, the style is unusual and alien looking. These elements combined make for fun design that will help its wearer stand out from the crowd!
Design by Peter Fletcher [via]