Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: “I was playing around with a couple of different analog display ideas when I came up with this one, which interestingly looked a bit like an eye.
It reminded me of cameras and their ‘pupil’, the aperture. I combined the two into an analog display hidden behind a steel iris. Reading the time on this is as easy as it gets: basically it’s a standard analog watch with a flourescent display lit from behind. The minute hand projects from the outside of the display, and the hour hand from the center around the button which operates the motorized iris.
The button resembles a camera trigger in that it can be pressed halfway as well as fully down. The first step opens the iris halfway, showing just the hours. The second opens it completely, conserving energy if you only wants a rough idea of the time.
This appeals to those interested in cameras, and who enjoy mechanical gadgetry. The design is reserved and functional. The watch is held to the armband by a wire bracket which also holds an inner armband made from a suitable woven material. The rubber strap is adjusted with a wire hook.