I really like hexagons and sketched alot for an analog watch inspired digital display that works with this interesting shape.
The display consits of a big hexagon and a small one. The edges and corners of the big one reflect hour hand positions. So wherever the small one is, that’s the hour. The small hexagon creates a cut-out of the big one and also has its own cut. That represents the 5 minute step of the imaginary analog watch minute hand. There are also 12 cut-outs possible, similar to the big hexagon. The four remaining minutes, that are required to tell the time precisely, are indicated by additional small cut-outs. There can also be an additional cut-out in the big hexagon. That is the pm indicator.
The display layout can be very different. It looks alien and artisitc, symmetric or irregular, minimalistic or complex. There is pretty much diversion through-out the day.
The watch itself is edgy but smoothed, distinctive but elegant. I kept the watch black and white which is a simple but eye-catching effect. In dark times the display can light up, which is a good way to add color. The hexagon edges repeat into the straps’s segments. The display hexagon is flanked by buttons in the same shade.
This is a watch for anyone who likes geometric arts and sci-fi displays. I address people who like to search for more behind the things they see.
The watch is a mix of technology and abtract arts. This interpretation of an analog inspired digital display is unseen before. It creates an interesting variety which is always a little challenge to read.
Design by Samuel Jerichow [via]