The 'Pixel Clock' Replaces Clock Hands with Pixels

By: Alexander Lam - Published: • References: yankodesign
Bringing watch faces to their simplest form, designers Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksander Suhih created the 'Pixel Clock.' The sleek wristwatch blends digital and analog features in a retro fashion. Using magnified blocks, the Pixel Clock shows you the time. As time marches forward, the watch's digital pixels shift along a faintly checkered background.

In order to keep the watch as simple as possible, Mezentsev and Suhih kept the time-keeping system extremely minimalist. A pixel moves along the watch's outer ring to indicate minutes while a pixel in an inner ring indicates hours. The virtual blocks move just like regular clock hands would. In the center, a solitary block blinks along with the seconds. To encapsulate the pixels, the watch itself was molded into a black square.