People nowadays are more and more aware of the fact that we are unbreakable connected with our natural environment. The way we handle time is not yet adapted to this awareness. Time is of significant personal value, due to an awareness of the limited time in each day and in human life spans.

DayWatch by Watchdesign is a realy different timepiece concept, not just in design, but the concept represents a relaxed lifestyle close to our natural environment.

An amazing new time concept

DayWatch by Watchdesign is a concept for looking at time in a different way. We believe time is not just the position of some hands on a scale, time is an amount. time is the amount of ‘space’ you have left, on a day, a year…a lifetime.. time is valuable space and passes by. Time is life. DayWatch by Watchdesign makes you aware of time.

This 3- minute video shows the basics of the DayWatch concept, DayWatch part 1

In a nutshell


DayWatch basic view showing real amounts of time. In this figure, the view on the day (DayWatch), the sun’s position corresponds to the moment of time, 4:00 hours. Connecting the sun to the horizon divides the view in 3 segments:

1) the amount of daytime passed

2) the amount of daytime left before dark

3) the amount of evening / night time

The figure also shows:

the time of sundown (19:30 hours)

the time of sunrise (04:00 hours)

and the day / night ratio

figure 1

sunrise, a new day begins

it’s 5:00 hours

the day is progressing

it’s almost 8:30 hours

sunset, the day slowly ends, it’s getting dark.

It’s almost 20:00 hours in the evening

it’s nighttime 00:36 hours

the second display is turned on en shows minutes and date

Displaying time as an amount

1. Time of the day past
2. Time of the day left before dark
3. The dark part (night) of the day


Summertime / Wintertime

DayWatch adapts to the seasons

Day / Night ratio


Because nights are longer in wintertime and shorter in summertime the day / night ratio changes, adapted by GPS