I'm also going to speculate on the shape:December 17 2005 at 7:31 PM
tony p (Login ozsurgeon)
AP Discussion Group
Response to something new from a highly regarded AHCI member : final hint
Square or rectangular, with the main hour/minute dial jutting out. Perhaps a little like a cross between the Antiqua and the HW Opus 3.
The two small portholes are of different sizes, so I doubt they contain each one digit of a large date display. OTOH they are too small to contain a circular dial.
So my guess is:
Digital date display
Digital jumping power reserve (à la JLC Reverso RDM)
Winding: a digital power reserve would only really work with a manual-wind. And it also explains the "snail".