The Monolith concept started with sketching for minimalistic numbers. I made these slim blocks with different lengths that form numbers in a new way. They look a bit like a barcode or some skyscraper lights. There are no horizontal elements but these numbers work just fine.
For the case I chose a minimalistic, slightly curved shape and straps that follow the curve. I was playing with different materials. The first version of the case is a smooth chrome block. The LEDs are covered by a translucent mirror layer. The carbon straps of this version bring a nice contrast and make the case look more solitary. Another variant is a black steel case with cuts for the time bars combined with a segmented strap in the same material. Also a simple but a more distinct in expression. The third version is an eye catching acetate case with slight grooves for the numbers, clamped by chrome elements that hold silicone straps.
Design by Samuel Jerichow [via]