Heather & Sam say:
MODULO 3 is a unisex design for an LED wrist watch with a rhombus based display. This is actually an upgrade of Heather’s first idea ever submitted to the blog.The diamond shape at the center of the display is the PM indicator. The four corners around it show analog based hours. The upper one means 12, the right one 3, the down one 6, and the left one 9. What about the hours in between? One or two additional hours are represented by the respective amount of rounded squares lit around the analog hours.
For example, “right corner(3h) and one rounded square lit (+1h)” means the current hour is 4. Or “left corner (9h) and two rounded squares lit (+2h)” means the current hour is 11.
√Math tidbit: The two rounded squares show the hour modulo 3 – i.e. 0 additional hours, 1 additional hour, or 2 additional hours.
The LEDs along the top determine groups of ten minutes (10-50) and those along the bottom determine the single minutes (1-9). The fact that these LEDs turn a corner in the middle helps with the counting. A button on the side will activate an animation followed by time display. But even when the time is not displayed, the design is still pleasing to the eye. There is an option for an automatic LED animation every 5 seconds within a specified time period, if one wishes to attract attention. There is quite something going on in the display. There are these different shapes and colors – all harmonically placed of course. This might look difficult to read at first, but like most concepts here, when you know how and have had a bit of practice you can read the time quickly.
Design by Heather Sable & Samuel Jerichow [via]