Red Dot Concept Design has this niche category called Fashion and the projects seen here range from shoes to backpacks to watches. So what in the future for wrist bling? It’s a diamond encrusted digital edition and an eccentric analogue beauty! Hit the jump to find out more.
Eye of the Storm by Qian Yiran
The Eye of the Storm as you’ve guessed, takes its inspiration from the calm center of a destructive storm. It displays the time at the flick of a button and is otherwise a faceless clock.
OZO is quite a cool looking watch. It displays time via two dials, the hours on the top and minutes in the bottom, both of which rotate at a constant pace. The time is read through the hourglass icon situated plum in the centre of the watch face.
Freflex is a watch that takes advantage of nanotechnology and solar energy. The energy is stored in carbon nanotubes (a paper battery) at the base, which powers the components and the bendable OLED display. A protective thin plastic sheet (tinted to a dark shade and given a polyurethane coating to make it scratch resistant) encases the body. This is attached to a highly stretchable polyurethane band using ultrasonic welding, doing away with the need for buckles and snap-locks. The watch is flexible and can withstand shocks if dropped.
F-Moments or Fluid Moments uses electroactive polymer (EAP) to create soft, organic needles that display the time. Normally the watch sports a transparent and invisible face, but a simple tap on it “wakes” it up to display the current time as fluid mounds that resemble clock-hands.