Sam says: SPECTRUM is a stylish fun watch with a scientific background. It started as binary idea. 1 is an activated LED and 0 is a deactivated LED. Or you can say, one is white and 0 is black. I had the basic shades for the basic numbers and thought it would be cool to give all the other numbers parts of the color spectrum. The cool thing is, the spectrum can be divided into 8 distinguishable colors! I’m using four long bars to tell the time. This is inspired by emission spectra of elements that get passed by light (Thank you, my astronomy teacher).
So basically, each number is a color. Sounds simple, but how do you learn which color belongs to which number? Make a story.
Red is love between 2 people.
Orange three sounds like orange tree.
Yellow is my plastic fork that has 4 teeth.
Green five leafed clover. So rare, you can’t forget.
Cyan Six sounds so sophisticated.
Blue… The seven dwarfs are blue cause Snow White has a prince now.
Purple will be the start screen of my Windows 8.
Magenta, or pink if you prefer for 9 cause I went ninepin bowling and someone painted the pins pink. 9 pink pins. Pink ninepins.
It doesn’t matter how complicated the story is… Actually the more absurd, the better. Once you visualized it, it’s stuck in the head. If you can’t remember a story, you might remember the one of the neighbouring color so if you just knew 5 stories, you can still do it. After a while the numbers just pop up when you see a color and time reading occurs quicker.
Design by Samuel Jerichow [via]