When I started the exercise I wanted to create an original object with a some what high level of detail. I thought a watch was the perfect object. From there I did some quick sketching, explored a couple of ideas until I got hooked on the idea of space, particularly orbits and black holes. The shape of the face was inspired by a black hole, the number rings from orbits, and even the back lite number where inspired by stars or an eclipse. Then I used Keyshot to render it. I wanted to teach myself how to get dramatic lighting and some dynamic angles.