I love watches. Not your typical analog watches, or even your typical digital watches. It’s the unique watch designs that grab my attention. Especially watches that are almost impossible to read unless you know the trick.
The story behind the watches is a little crazy:
Designed as a collaborative effort between Heather Sable & Samuel Jerichow, the V-BL47 watch is supposedly based on “Blutonian technology” from a vessel which crash-landed on Earth back in 1947. Left behind in the crash was a device determined to be a Blutonian timepiece – the inspiration for this watch. Heck, Heather even says she’s half Blutonian, and her given name is Hea’thër. Sam, on the other hand, is from Germany.
Now here is the thing… You may look at this watch and think there is a trick, but there isn’t. Those are numbers.
Did I ruin it for you?
The center is either empty, AM (or 24 hour mode); a circle, for date mode; or a dot, for PM.
Then you read the watch from the bottom around in clockwise order. I’m pretty sure that if you wore one long enough, you’d get used to it and be able to tell time at a glance.
As conceived, the V-BL47 watch would use a combination of LCD and LED technology to tell time. The glowing TRON-like display would use an always-on LCD to block out the appropriate areas of the display, while the LEDs would illuminate the display from behind. Additional LEDs would provide the glowing fiber-optic-like lines on its soft black silicone strap.
The design isn’t quite in production yet… It’s still a concept. Head over to Tokyoflash Design Blog and cast your vote to help push the watch into production.
Image Source: Tokyoflash Design Blog